Category S. K. MALIK: “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR”

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 4/13 – Chapter 1: “Introduction”

4. Chapter I: “Introduction” The first chapter is six pages long, and argues in favor of the Quran’s supreme authority when it comes to legislating matters of war, and thus for the validity of Malik’s approach in his study which consist, precisely, in the inquiry into the Quran’s concept of war: “As a perfect and […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 3/13 – “Foreword”, “Preface”, and “Author’s Note”

3. The Quranic Concept of War’s content: Foreword, Preface, and Author’s Note i) Foreword The book starts off with a brief foreword written by then-president of Pakistan, general Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924-1988). Barely one page long, it is essentially an endorsement of the book’s reflection of the Quranic philosophy of war, its understanding of jihad, and the […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – PART 2/13 – Context and Relevance

2. The Quranic Concept of War: Context and relevance One little step in the direction of understanding the way of thinking of Islamic fundamentalists is a book which is considered to be one of the key writings of modern Global Jihad, according to the opinion of several scholars of the subject (Gorka, 2012): The Quranic […]

A PSYCHOPOLITICAL REVIEW OF S. K. MALIK’s: “THE QURANIC CONCEPT OF WAR” – part 1/13 – Introduction

“Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: ‘Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, […]