Deconstructing the Concept of Jihad By the Radical Islamic Movements
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- Islamic radical movement, Khawarij, jihad, modernism
This paper aims to criticize the religious understanding that becomes the basis of argumentation for radical Islamic movements. This study focuses on studying important issues about jihad (martyrdom) which were often misunderstood by the radical groups. Using a historical approach, it traces the historical roots of radicalism in Islam, examines its re-emergence in the modern time, and explore the basic characters of both classical and modern Islamic radicalism. This paper also uses a doctrinal-normative approach, focusing on verses of the Qur’an about jihad, in order to understand the core arguments used by them in carrying out their actions. The existing studies argued that the earliest radical group in Islam dated back to the 1st century Hijra (7th century), by the rise of the Khawarij group. Yet, in modern times, it is Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun and Jamati-i Islami that have provided much inspiration for the emergence of contemporary radical movements, both of which use the concept of jihad, as a response to the hegemony of modern Western civilization. But unfortunately their reading of the jihad concept is too literal, partial, and not context-sensitive.
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TY - CONF AU - Fauzan AU - Ahmad Khoirul Fata PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/13 TI - Deconstructing the Concept of Jihad By the Radical Islamic Movements BT - Proceedings of the 1st Raden Intan International Conference on Muslim Societies and Social Sciences (RIICMuSSS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 253 EP - 257 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201113.048 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201113.048 ID - 2020 ER -