Jihad in Islam

An Extract from ‘The Religion of Islam’

by Maulana Muhammad Ali

Table of Contents:

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • List of Authorities and Key to References
  • Significance of Jihad
  • Use of the Word Jihad in Makkah Revelations
  • Jihad in Madinah Revelations
  • Jihad in Hadith
  • Use of the Word Jihad by Jurists
  • The Spread of Islam by Force
  • Circumstances under which War was Permitted
  • So-called “Verse of the Sword”
  • When shall War Cease
  • Peace Recommended
  • Hadith on the Object of War
  • Jurists’ Wrong Notion of Jihad
  • Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam
  • Jizyah
  • Jizyah was not a Religious Tax
  • Incidence of the Jizyah
  • Islam, Jizyah or the Sword
  • Directions relating to War
  • Prisoners of War
  • Slavery Abolished
  • War as a Struggle to be carried on Honestly
  • Apostasy
  • Apostasy in the Holy Quran
  • Hadith on Apostasy
  • Apostasy and Fiqh