[Ads-l] Antedating Jihad

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Mar 30 14:26:15 UTC 2016

 1791:   Alai Ibn Abi Bakr, Burhan al-Dain, al-Marghainanai.   _The hedaya, or guide: A commentary on the Mussulman laws: translated  . . . by Charles Hamilton._   2:140 (footnote, glossing the phrase "the sacred injunction concerning war").  "Meaning the _Jihad Farz_, or _ordained war_, enjoined, in various passages of the _Koran_, to be waged against infidels. It is termed, by some, _the HOLY war_.   (diacritical marks omitted).


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Jihad dated 1852, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary

1837: http://tinyurl.com/jpfj7ae
1833: http://tinyurl.com/hbrhgxl
Not content with the territory he possessed in Spain, Abdelmumen=20
published the jihad, or Holy War, with an intention of subduing=20
the whole peninsula.=20

1842: http://tinyurl.com/hy8kvn9
His preparations are said to have been of the most formidable=20
description. For three consecutive months the jihad, or holy war,=20
was proclaimed throughout his extensive dominions=20

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