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The State We Are In: Identity, Terror and the Law of Jihad
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2008
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The London terror outrage of July 7 2005 and the failed attacks almost 2 years later once again in London and Glasgow made it clear that the threat from suicide bombers does not simply come from foreigners who slip into the country, but from people who live and have grown up amongst us. How and why British-born Muslims would want to blow themselves up is difficult to understand, though understand we must if we are to prevent these acts in the future.

The chapters in this book are written by evolving and renowned Muslim scholars in the field of Islamic studies. Particularly focusing on the legal discussions on Jihad, these scholars differentiate between key Islamic concepts and rules pertaining to the conduct of war and its jurisprudence and the hate-inspired crime scourging the earth today.

In this updated and expanded edition, the contributors address crucial contemporary issues and challenges facing Muslims in the West. Draw...
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This timely book explores the tragic and traumatic events of 7/7. It contains both a social scientific analysis and traditional exegesis of the Quran and the Sunna written by concerned Muslim scholars. These analyses are insightful for both Muslims and non-Muslims attempting to position the phenomena of British-born Muslims turning to "terror". The book is an impassioned plea for the reassertion of the mainstream values of traditional Islam to prevail against extremism, placing such values in the context of British multiculturalism and dem
Ron Geaves, Author of Aspects of Islam
At last, a significant and sustained Muslim commentary on 7/7. Aftab Malik is to be congratulated on identifying a new generation of western Muslim thinkers at ease with the social sciences and mainstream Sunni scholarship. An indispensable point of entry for policy makers, academics and the general reader.
   
Dr Philip Lewis, lecturer in Peace Studies, Bradford University
For too long Muslims opposing extremism have contended themselves with saying what Islam does not say. Here we get a beautiful vision of what the tradition has said, and is saying.
Omid Safi, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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