From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.
San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of jihad, but do the terrorists’ actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS.
Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is jihad? How are we to understand jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond?
In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland.
* Introduction * What is Jihad? * Jihad in the Quran * Jihad in Muhammad’s life * What Is Sharia? * Violence and Jihad in Sharia * Jihad by the Numbers * ISIS and Other Islamist Groups Today * Immigration and Disillusionment with Islam * Is Islam a Religion of Peace? * Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? * Aren't Islam and Christianity Both Abrahamic Faiths, Both People of the Book? * Genocide in the Old Testament * Violence in the New Testament * The Crusades * Jesus and Enemies * Jesus and Fear, Self-Sacrifice * What Should We Expect? * Conclusion