War and Peace in Islam, The Uses and Abuses of Jihad Edited by HRH Prince Ghazi Bin
WAR AND PEACE IN ISLAM
This highly enlightening volume is astonishingly comprehensive, capturing the different aspects and perspectives of the subject matter: legal, philosophical, sociological, theological and indeed military dimensions of war and peace in Islam against a background of other major religions in the world. Expectedly the quality of research and analysis is evidently impressive.
Indeed given the level of scholarship one would not expect any less; the past and present Shaykhs of the famous al-Azhar, distinguished legal experts like Prof. Hashim Kamali, Prof. Ibrahim Kalin and HRH Prince Ghazi, who is also a Professor of Islamic Philosophy, and a host of others all contributed in their different fields of expertise.
It is particularly interesting how each chapter reinforces the other, generating a compelling moment that demolishes a lot of the stereotyping that is today associated with war and peace in Islam.
The contribution of Dr Joel Hayward, who is a scholar of warfare, on “Warfare in the Qur’an’ and that of David Dakake on “The Myth of Militant Islam’ having marshaled very powerful researched arguments were able to expose and