Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on radical islam and birth to terrorism: the early community of muslims Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! Thus, to overcome adversity, Muslims always followed the pattern of hijra and jihad. This was integrated with ummah or the emphasis on world-wide inter-Islamic unity and has guided Muslims through the ages including contemporary terrorists (Esposito(1) 5).
Islam means “peace” and submission to God’s will. Over the centuries, Jihad has had three meanings: first, the struggle of all believers to be faithful to the religion and to lead virtuous lives. second the struggle or process of understanding and interpreting Islam. and third is the sacred struggle to defend and to spread Islam through holy war, because of which aggression has been legitimated. In conventional Islam, aggression was permitted only in defense of self, of Islam, or Muslim territory (Esposito(2) 131).
etc followed a rigid puritanical form of Islam that emphasized literal interpretation of the Quran and established religious and political legitimation of extremist ideologies. Earlier key leaders such as Egypt’s Sayyid Qutb and Saudi Arabia’s Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab as well as Abdulaziz created religiopolitical movements to promote Islam by hijra and jihad. “Un-Islamic behavior constituted unbelief (kufr) in their eyes, which must be countered by jihad” (Esposito(1) 6).
The Muslims combined military might, missionary zeal, and a desire for acquiring booty, to wage wars approved by their religious leaders. The Islamists believed that death in battle meant martyrdom and eternal bliss in paradise. and victory was considered as a triumph of virtue, along with acquiring booty from plunder. In the 1970s, Islamic activists such as Saudi-born Dr. Abdullah Azzam described as the Emir or Godfather of global jihad, preached a clear message of militancy: “Jihad and the rifle alone: no negotiations, no conferences, and no dialogues” (Esposito(1) 7). Conte