NVP 103: Nonviolence: A foundational principle of Islam

Religious ideology and the roots of global jihad. A review of the primary texts – religious  “sources of terrorism”: Jihad in Islam and the events of violence that occurred, the contextual understanding and application of the Ayahs of Jihad. Love & Hate for Allah’s sake – Al-Wala’ wa Al-Bara’  الولاء والبر)), Terrorism  الاٍرهاب )), Extremism (غلو). Defining Sharia. Sharia and violence. Hudud & Tazir. Abrogation. Critical examination of the concepts and interrelationships between peace, justice, conflict, violence, pacifism, conscientious objection, and civil disobedience. Debating the concept of a “Just-war”.