Martyrdom in Islam


Cook, David. 2007. Martyrdom in Islam. Themes in Islamic History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Author: David Cook


Table of Contents:

1. Martyrs in religion
2. Martyrdom in the genesis of Islam
3. Legal definitions, boundaries and rewards of the martyr
4. Sectarian Islam: Sunni, Shi`ite and Sufi martyrdom
5. Martyrs: warriors and missionaries in Medieval Islam
6. Martyrs of love and epic heroes
7. Patterns of prognostication, narrative and expiation
8. Martyrdom in contemporary radical Islam
9. Conclusions

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Religion, Violence

Year: 2007

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