By Nabeel Qureshi
From manhattan instances bestselling writer and previous Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this own, demanding, and respectful resolution to the various questions surrounding jihad, the increase of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.
San Bernardino used to be the main deadly terror assault on American soil seeing that Sep 11, and it got here at the heels of a coordinated attack on Paris. there's no query that innocents have been slaughtered within the identify of Allah and within the approach of jihad, yet do the terrorists’ activities really replicate the faith of Islam? the reply to this question is extra urgent than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive within the West looking protect from the violent ideology of ISIS.
Setting apart speculations and competing voices, what relatively is jihad? How are we to appreciate jihad on the subject of our Muslim acquaintances and associates? Why is there the sort of surge of Islamist terrorism on the planet this day, and the way are we to respond?
In Answering Jihad, bestselling writer Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, discovering Jesus) solutions those questions from the point of view of a former Muslim who's deeply involved for either his Muslim relatives and his American place of birth.
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The editor and publisher welcome any information that would allow them to correct future reprints. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Islamic theological themes: a primary source reader / edited by John Renard. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-520-28188-2 (hardback) ISBN 978-0-520-28189-9 (paper) ISBN 978-0-520-95771-8 (e-book) 1. Islam—Doctrines. I. 48–1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper). CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE THE SCIENCE OF INTERPRETATION: READING THE SACRED SOURCES 1.
He swore that if God got hold of him He would punish him as He had never punished anyone in the two worlds. And when the man died, they did as he had stipulated. But then God ordered the land to gather what [had been scattered] over it, and commanded the sea to bring together what [had been scattered] over it.
Texts God—there is no deity but He; the Living, the Everlasting. Neither slumber nor sleep overcomes Him. To Him belong all that heavens and earth encompass. Who can intercede with Him, except by his leave? He knows all that surrounds [created beings], when they can grasp nothing of what He knows, except as He chooses. His Throne stretches across heaven and earth; sovereignty over them tires Him not, for He is the Exalted, the Magnificent. (2:255) It is God who elevated the heavens without visible supporting pillars, then established Himself on the Throne, and made the sun and moon His subjects.