Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward by Nabeel Qureshi

By Nabeel Qureshi

From manhattan occasions bestselling writer and previous Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this own, hard, and respectful solution to the various questions surrounding jihad, the increase of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.

San Bernardino was once the main deadly terror assault on American soil due to the fact Sep 11, and it got here at the heels of a coordinated attack on Paris. there's no query that innocents have been slaughtered within the identify of Allah and within the approach of jihad, yet do the terrorists’ activities truly mirror the faith of Islam? the reply to this query is extra urgent than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive within the West looking take care of from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting apart speculations and competing voices, what quite is jihad? How are we to appreciate jihad on the subject of our Muslim pals and associates? Why is there this sort of surge of Islamist terrorism on the earth this present day, and the way are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, bestselling writer Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, discovering Jesus) solutions those questions from the point of view of a former Muslim who's deeply involved for either his Muslim kinfolk and his American native land.

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A qaif was one who was recognized as an expert to decide about the paternity of the child based on the similarity of features between a particular man and the child. The opinion of the qaif regarding the paternity of the child was accepted as proof of the child’s paternity. Islam did not accept this custom of deciding the paternity of the child of a prostitute. • Nikah al-Dayzan: Under this form of marriage, after the death of his father, the eldest son of the family was entitled to marry his father’s wives.

7:189) • “And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts) . . ” (30:21) • “(He is) the Creator of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs among cattle: by this means does He multiply you . . ”(42:11) • “Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your slaves, male or female: If they are in poverty, God will give them means out of His Grace .

Rejects most of the said interpretations including ‘human being’ and prefers ‘human kind’. Muhammad Asad (1984) agrees with Abduh that the term ‘human kind’ gives emphasis to the common origin and brotherhood of the human race. According to Asad the expression minha meaning ‘out of it’ refers clearly to the biological fact of the common origin (one living entity) of both sexes. Giving literal and etymological interpretations of three Quranic terms, namely, nafs (plural aanfus), min, and zawj, Amina Wadud Muhsin (1992) comments Nafs is grammatically feminine and takes corresponding feminine adjective and verbal antecedents.

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