This updated and expanded 2016 edition of the classic text on Muslim thinking about war and peace features new chapters on jihad after 9/11, including translations and analyses of fatwas from ISIS and al-Qaeda.
“Helps us understand the wider social and moral senses of jihad.” — Library Journal
“Peters highlights the historical development of the concept [of jihad]. … The book is meant for a general audience. Indeed, by having these translations together, this book makes a handy reader.” — Journal of Near Eastern Studies
“Six Islamic texts are presented, which compiler Peters has translated. … These texts are followed by two well-written articles by Peters. … This is a very valuable work for all who wish to understand the meaning, importance, and practice of jihad for Muslims today, as well as in the past. Highly recommended.” — Choice