A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'
ALL THE WARS OF MOHAMMAD WERE DEFENSIVE; AND THAT
AGGRESSIVE WAR, OR COMPULSORY CONVERSION,
IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE KORAN.
PROVING THAT THE WORD "JIHAD" DOES NOT EXEGETICALLY MEAN
'WARFARE,' AND THAT SLAVERY IS NOT SANCTIONED
BY THE PROPHET OF ISLAM.
BY MOULAVI CHERÁGH ALI,
"REFORMS UNDER MOSLEM RULE,"
"HYDERABAD (DECCAN) UNDER SIR SALAR JUNG."
THACKER, SPINK AND CO.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS.
- I. The persecutions suffered by the early Moslems
- II. The Meccans or the Koreish
- III. The defensive character of the wars of Mohammad
- IV. The Jews
- V. The Christians or Romans
- VI. The intolerance
- VII. The ninth chapter of Sura Barát
- VIII. The alleged interception of the Koreish caravans by the Moslems
- IX. The alleged assassinations by the command or connivance of Mohammad
- X. The alleged cruelty in executing the prisoners of war
- XI. Some miscellaneous objections refuted
- XII. The popular Jihád or Crusade
- Appendix A. The word Jihad in the Koran does not mean warfare
- Appendix B. Slavery and concubinage not allowed by the Koran
- Appendix C. Koranic references
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