Modern Extremist Groups and the Division of the World: A Critique from Islamic Perspective

Badar, Mohamed and Nagata, Masaki (2017) Modern Extremist Groups and the Division of the World: A Critique from Islamic Perspective. Arab Law Quarterly, 31 (2). pp. 1-25. ISSN 0268-0556 (In Press)

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Abstract

Modern extremist groups have revived the use of certain concepts of Islamic dogma and wilfully misinterpreted them as a means of achieving their own ends. Dae‘sh (also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is the most striking example of such a group. They have made declarations of takfir (excommunication) regarding Muslim rulers, maintaining that only Dae‘sh land is dar al-Islam (abode of Islam) and that other lands are dar al-kufr or harb (abodes of unbelief or war), just as the Khawarij sect believed in the 7th CE. They do not employ the concept of hijra (migration) in its traditional, defensive sense but rather as a means of strengthening their own power by recruiting from around the world and launching military jihads, all in order to ‘reclaim’ the dar al-kufr and establish an Islamic state. This paper examines the evolution of these terms throughout Islamic history, their misinterpretation by extremist groups and their modern legal status.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dae‘sh (ISIS/IS); dar al-Islam (abode of Islam); dar al-kufr or harb (abodes of unbelief or war); hijra (migration); military jihad
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Mohamed Badar
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 05:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30118

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