The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims

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Andrew G. Bostom, M.D.
Prometheus Books, Dec 29, 2010 - Religion - 759 pages
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This book reveals how, for well over a millennium and across three continents - Asia, Africa, and Europe - non-Muslims who were vanquished by jihad wars became forced tributaries (called dhimmi in Arabic) in lieu of being slain. Under the dhimmi religious caste system, non-Muslims were subjected to legal and financial oppression, as well as social isolation. Extensive primary and secondary source materials, many translated here for the first time into English, are presented, making clear that jihad conquests were brutal, imperialist advances, which spurred waves of Muslims to expropriate a vast expanse of lands and subdue millions of indigenous peoples. Finally, the book examines how jihad war, as a permanent and uniquely Islamic institution, ultimately regulates the relations of Muslims with non-Muslims to this day. Scholars, educators, and interested lay readers will find this collection an invaluable resource.
 

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION
i
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
13
FOREWORD
20
JIHAD IN THE QURAN AND HADITH
125
JIHAD IN THE HADITH
136
UNTITLED
146
BIDAYAT ALMUDJTAHID
147
THE MUQADDIMAH
161
Jihad Seventh through Eleventh
383
THE ARMENIAN REBELLION OF 703 AGAINST THE CALIPHATE
405
THE DAYS OF RAZZIA AND INVASION
419
MUSLIMS INVADE INDIA
433
JIHAD UNDER THE TURKS AND JIHAD UNDER THE MUGHALS
456
CERTAIN PHASES OF THE CONQUEST OF THE BALKAN PEOPLES
462
A MODERN JIHAD GENOCIDE
518
TEXTBOOK JIHAD IN EGYPT
525

KITAB ALKHARAJ
174
S IYAR
182
ALAHKAM ASSULTANIYYAH
190
FATAWAI J AHANDARI
196
UNTITLED
202
YAKDAWRAHI FIQHI
213
UNTITLED
226
UNTITLED
248
THE HOLY WAR ACCORDING TO IBN HAZM OF CORDOVA
267
THE LAW OF WAR
282
JIHAD
293
CLASSIFICATION OF PERSONS
301
AN INTRODUCTION
320
WAR AND PEACE IN ISLAM
326
JIHAD AND THE IDEOLOGY OF ENSLAVEMENT
343
THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM
354
JIHAD SEVENTH THROUGH ELEVENTH
368
SLAVETAKING DURING MUSLIM RULE
535
ENSLAVEMENT OF HINDUS BY ARAB AND TURKISH INVADERS
549
THE IMPACT OF DEVSHIRME ON GREEK SOCIETY
555
THE ROLE OF SLAVES IN FIFTEENTHCENTURY TURKISH ROMANIA
566
MY CAREER REDEEMING SLAVES
573
MUSLIM AND NONMUSLIM CHRONICLES
589
JIHAD ON THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENTSEVENTH THROUGH
628
JIHAD SLAVERY IN THE SUDANLATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
660
JIHAD GENOCIDE OF THE ARMENIANS BY THE OTTOMAN TURKS
667
APPENDIX A Towns and Villages Ravaged during
675
Muslim Jurists Theologians
682
NonMuslim Historians Authors
689
BIBLIOGRAPHY
697
INDEX OF PERSONS PEOPLES TRIBES
723
INDEX OF PLACES
745
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Andrew G. Bostom is the editor of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims and of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History. He is the author of Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism. He has also published articles and commentary on Islam in the Washington Times, National Review Online, Revue Politique, FrontPageMagazine.com, American Thinker, and other print and online publications. More on Bostom's work can be found at www.andrewbostom.org/blog/.

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