Suicide Bombings - Jihad or Terrorism?

by Yamin Zakaria



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781449030810

About the Book

The primary aim of this book is designed to provoke thought on the subject which is obscured by the propaganda of conflict. It is divided into two parts. The first part analyses the various political arguments around the issue of suicide bombings, and examines corollary subject of terrorism and Jihad. In the second part, it examines the Islamic text with a view to establishing the legality of using suicide bombing as a weapon of conflict. It has been written in a manner that is aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims who are unfamiliar with the mechanism of deriving Islamic opinions. This section makes the book unique. Elaboration in this area has been lacking, the existing material is barely inadequate for Muslims let alone non-Muslims.

About the Author

The author is a British Educated Muslim, graduated in Chemistry from Queen Mary College, London University in 1988. He is working as an IT professional, married with four children. The author frequently comments on the political issue and events related to the Islamic world (, His articles have appeared in numerous websites, and newspapers, particularly in the Islamic World. He has been involved with the Islamic movements from his University days. In the early years he was active with several Islamic movements prior to joining Hizb-ut-Tahrir (Liberation Party) in the late 80s. He was an active member with the movement until 2002. Since that time, the author has become an independent commentator, regarded as a controversial author by many for expressing his views so candidly.