Kitab al-jihad in al-Mughni by Ibn Qudamah

Al-Obead, Fadwa M. (2005) Kitab al-jihad in al-Mughni by Ibn Qudamah. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis is based on Kitab al-Jihad from Al-Mughni, which is compiled by Ibn Qudamah and considered one of the major sources of Islamic Law. Ibn Qudamah was a scholar of the Hanbali School of Islamic Law but his book presents opinions of all schools of Islamic Law. The research is divided into four chapters. The first chapter consists of the introduction of the basic concepts of jihad and the introduction of the research. The personality, life and work of Ibn Qudamah have been discussed in the second chapter. The characteristics of Al-Mughni and its methodology have also been included in this chapter. The translation and explanation of selected portions of Kitab al Jihad from Al-Mughni are presented in the third and fourth chapters. The main topics of the third chapter are the legal status of jihad, the role of government in jihad, the conditions of jihad, the importance of jihad, the kinds of jihad and the declaration of war. The participation of women in war and the concept of aman (protection) in Islamic Law are also included in this chapter. The status of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State is also discussed in this chapter. The principles of conduct in jihad like the ransoming of prisoners of war, prohibited and legitimate acts of war, the protection of females, children and infrastructure are included in the fourth chapter. Detailed discussion regarding the principles of Islamic law for peace treaties is also within the fourth chapter. The results in the light of analysis of the text of Al- Mughni have been compiled in conclusion of the research. This research could be considered a significant effort for presenting a more in depth analysis of jihad.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Dr. Mona Saddiqui.
Keywords: Islamic studies, law.
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 2005
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2005-71197
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 15:27

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