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An Explanation of the Jihad Verses as Viewed by Allameh Javadi Amoli and an Assessment of Firestone`s View
Hasan Rezaei Haftadar, Mohammadali Mahdavi Rad, Ali Fadayi
University of Tehran
Abstract:   (2307 Views)
Jihad in Islam has many dimensions, all of which can be gathered as trying to work for God. In the meantime, only on the issue of war have there been many misunderstandings having led to many attacks against Islam. Since increasing tensions in the Islamic region in recent years has led to the growth of the phenomenon of Islamophobia, it is necessary to explain the truth of jihad and revealed the true position of this religion. The basics of war are well stated in the verses of the Qur'an and Allamah Javadi Amali has clarified its dimensions through a comprehensive interpretation of the verses of jihad. On the other hand, Firestone, a contemporary orientalist, has challenged the Islamic view of jihad. A comparative study of the two views may be taken as a good way to, in addition to explaining the nature of jihad in the Qur'an, answer the related objections. According to Allameh Javadi Amali, on the basis of the Qur'anic verses, jihad has always been defensive and aimed at helping religion against enemy sedition and removing the barrier for human divine nature, but from Firestone's point of view, jihad is a symbol of warfare and Islamic hegemony. As is clear, Firestone`s lack of a holistic view of the verses of jihad has led to this view.
Keywords: Jihad Verses, Allameh Javadi Amoli, Firestone, Islamophobia
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/8 | Accepted: 2018/11/5 | Published: 2019/09/23

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