The Political Language Of Islam


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What does Jihad really mean? What is the Muslim concept of law? What is Islam's stance toward unbelievers? Probing literary and historical sources, Bernard Lewis traces the development of Islamic political language from the time of the Prophet to the present. His analysis of documents written in Arabic, Persian and Turkish illuminates differences between Muslim political thinking and western political theory, and clarifies the perception, discussion and practise of politics in the Islamic world.