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Author Muhammad Haniff Hassan.

Title The father of jihad : 'Abd Allah 'Azzām's jihad ideas and implications to national security / by Muhammad Haniff Hassan
Published Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2014
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Series Imperial College Press insurgency and terrorism series ; 2
Imperial College Press insurgency and terrorism series ; 2
Contents Ch. 1. Jihad ideas of 'Abd Allah 'Azzam: Making the case for a case study. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Background to the study. 1.3. A case for a case study. 1.4. The research plan. 1.5. Conclusion -- ch. 2. Shades of Jihad ideas and trail of militant viewpoint. 2.1. Introduction. 2.1. Classical strand of Jihad. 2.3. Traditionalist strand of Jihad. 2.4. Reformist strand of Jihad. 2.5. Militant strand of Jihad. 2.6. Concluding comments -- ch. 3. 'Abd Allah Azzam's jihad ideas. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. 'Azzam's worldview. 3.3. Definition of Jihad. 3.4. Status of Jihad in Islam. 3.5. Other ideas relevant to Jihad. 3.6. Types of jihad. 3.7 Ruling of jihad. 3.8. Stages of revelation. 3.9. Objectives of jihad. 3.10. Who can fight for jihad? 3.11. Ethics and rules of jihad. 3.12. Martyrs. 3.13. Jihad and irhab (terrorism). 3.14. The idea of Al-Qa'idah. 3.15. Commenting on 'Azzam -- ch. 4. Framing jihad for mobilisation. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Azzam's worldview and jihad ideas. 4.3. From worldview to collective action frames. 4.4. Frame resonance/alignment. 4.5. Frame resonance strategy. 4.6. Emerging inconsistencies. 4.7. Frames and counter-frames. 4.8. Conclusion -- ch. 5. The implication of 'Azzam's ideas for national security. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. 'Azzam's ideas and security. 5.3. Not just ideas. 5.4. 'Azzam's ideas and countering terrorism. 5.5. Conclusion -- ch. 6. 'Azzam & beyond: Insights for current counter-jihadism work. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Issues arising: Insights & recommendations. 6.3. Conclusion
Summary This study revolves around the jihad ideas of 'Abd Allah 'Azzam - an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current threat of terrorism. This study has several objectives: to render an in-depth description of his ideas by way of a review of his writing, hitherto little referenced in the literature; to identify how these ideas have inspired so many to participate in militant jihad in the Soviet-Afghan war, and indeed elsewhere; to highlight the internal contradictions and inconsistencies in 'Azzam's ideas, and to juxtapose these ideas with contemporary jihadism; to identify specific aspects of 'Azzam's ideas in order to extract key lessons for counter-ideology work within the framework of counter-terrorism. The study concludes and makes three key arguments/observations on 'Azzam's jihad ideas; 'Azzam's success in mobilising Muslims for jihad in Afghanistan was not due to his jihad ideas alone, although they mattered to him and were important tools for mobilisation. The study identifies two other non-ideational structural factors that were critical in effecting his mobilisation; some aspects of 'Azzam's jihad ideas have serious implications on national security; some of 'Azzam's jihad ideas diverge from dominant ideas held by current jihadist groups like Al-Qaeda and these could potentially be used to counter contemporary jihad ideas and practices of jihadists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject ʻAzzām, ʻAbd Allāh.
National security.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1989-2001.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306849977 (electronic bk.)
1783262893 (electronic bk.)
9781306849975 (electronic bk.)
9781783262892 (electronic bk.)