Martyrdom in Islam and Contemporary Jihadism. The example of Ab? Muhammad al-Maqdis? and the problem of suicide operations

by: Matthias Messerle

GRIN Verlag , 2017

ISBN: 9783668470569 , 29 Pages

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Martyrdom in Islam and Contemporary Jihadism. The example of Ab? Muhammad al-Maqdis? and the problem of suicide operations


 

Document from the year 2017 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Islamic Studies, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (Abteilung für Orient- und Islamwissenschaft), course: Jihad and Jihadism in Historical Context, language: English, abstract: This paper analyses the concept of martyrdom in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It gives a brief overview of the respective traditions and then jumps to present-day Jihadism and martyrdom in the context of violent Jihad. Thus the phenomenon of suicide operations is dealt with in historical and political perspective, not ignoring the theological-ethical discussion among Muslim and Islamist scholars. Who is a martyr? That is the question this paper is concerned with.