Table of contents for Terror and suicide attacks : an Islamic perspective / edited by Ergun Capan.


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M. Fethullah Glien
"In True Islam, Terror Does Not Exist"
Muslims Should Say, "In True Islan, Terror Does Not Exist." ............. .
An Islamic World, indeed, Does Not Exist ..... .......... ..      ..2
A l Q aeda  N etw ork ........... ........ ........ ............. .... ..........................   3
O ur  R esponsibility  ................................... .... . . ...  .. .. ..... .........  4
ibrabim Canan
Islam as the Religion of Peace and Tolerance
The Main Meaning and Basic Characteristics of Islam  ............................... 8
instances of Tolerance  from  the  Past ................ ................................. 10
Represent  g  and  Communicating  Islam . ...... ....................... ............. .. 14
Islam 's Consideration  of H um anity  .... ........................................... .. .. ...   15
A Legitimate Objective, Legitimate Means, and Clement Words ............. 15
"W orld  Peace"  and  Islam  .. .......... ................. . ................ .. ....... ......   17
The Peace of Hudaybiya and the Concept of Peace in the Qur'an ........... 18
Conclusion  and  a  Rem inder ....... ............................................. ..............   19
Hamza Aktan
Acts of Terror and Suicide Attacks
in the Light of the Qur'an and the Sunna
T he  C oncept  of  Jihad  .. ..... ... ................ .......... .............. .. ................. ........ . 21
Rules Concerning the Aspect of W ar in Jihad ........................................... 23
Treating  the  enem y  with  m ercy  ....................................... .............   23
T' he  ban  on  torture  . ....................... ... ................. . ..... ....... ......... . ... .... . 24
Respecting  the  enem y's  dead............... ... ................................. ....... ....... 25
Not attacking civilians and  innocent targets ................ . ............... ........  26
N ot targeting  M uslim s ...................................................................  28
Acting within the hierarchy of order and command ..............29................. 2
Hum  anitarian  aid  to  the  enemy......... ..... .................... ........... ... 31
W ar  as  the  last resort ..................... ................. .....  31
Bekir Karliga
Religion, Terror, War, and the Need for Global Ethics
R eligion  ... .. . V i I..... ... ....... .....i. ................ ........................... ... ... 34
T erro ...... . ....... .. .. . .. .... ...  . ... .. ........ ........... ........  37
Jih ad  ..3........ ... .....   ....... ........... .................................................................   3 9
Holy  W ar and Just W ar in Christianity......  ........ ......... ..... ..... 4
Perpetual  P eace............................ ...  ..................... ...  44
The  N eed  for  G lobal Ethics ................................ ..... ... ........ ... ........   45
Ali Bulan
Jihad
'The Modern Development of the Concept of Jihad............................. 49
The Place of Jihad in Basic Islamic Terminology . .. 5............................. 50
T ihe  Fram ework  of the  D efinition  .... ............................. ............... ... 51
The  Law , W ar, and  Jihad  .......5............... ..... ..... ................ ....
Nevzat Tarhan
Terror and Chemical Weapons Leading to Terror
S o ld ier's  Illtness  ......  .... I........ ............ . ............. ............................ ...  63
The  D iscovery  of  O pium   ....... . ........... ...... ................... ..................   63
Are There Contempora y Suicide Medicines?-.............I ............>........... 64
LSD as a Drug used for Brain Washing ....  ..........................   64
Drugs That Boost Courage and Eliminate Fear of Death ....... ........... 65
C  lon c lu sio n ........ ..   ....-. .....  l. ........ ............................. ..................... ...... 6 5
Hikmet YUceoglu
Martyrdom - A Definition
Can a Terrorist Be a Martyr?
Ideal People  .... ....... ..... .... ...........         ... ... 67
What Kinds of People Are Considered To Be Martyrs? ............. . 68
The  perfect m artyr ........ ...... ....... .......... ... . .... ...............   69
The  m artyr of this  world.. ....... . ...... .... ... ....... .................... .....  .... 71
The  m artyr  of  the  afterlife  ........... ............. ................ ........ ...... ....... 73
S u icid e  A ttacks  .......................................................................................... 74
The Claim  of Effectiveness ................... ....... .... ...   75
fTypes  of Suicide  A ttacks ... ... ......  ............. .... . .. .. ... ...... ....   7 6
Ergtin Capan
Suicide Attacks and Islam
Peace  is  Essential in  Islam   ..... ....... ........... ..... .......... ..... .... .................... . 80
Suicide  Attacks in  Times of Peace  ...... S..i... ...... ... ........... ... ...... . ...... .... 81
Suicide Attacks in a State of W ar  ....... ........ .......... .... .. 82
"Non-combatants" cannot be killed in the event of war ....................  82
Civilian  targets cannot be  attacked  ........ ....... ........................................  85
The word irhab as mentioned in the Qur'an and terror ....... .................86
A judicial decision cannot be passed on an unspecified issue ............... 89
In Islam  the principle is the individuality of the crime.. .... ......... ..... ..... 89
Suicide attacks defame the essential identity of Islam
that is based on love and tolerance ..................................................... 90
C onclusion ... ...............  ..... ..................... ... .. ..... ............... ............. ...... 9 1
Ahmet Giineq
Views on the Rules of War in Islamic Law
introduction  .............. .. . ...... ...... ............ ................. ...... ... ............. .........   93
W ar in  Islamic  Law  ... . *.......<....  .......  ...t.... ..  t.....i.. ......  94
The Prophet and  Diplomatic  Solutions .. ........ ................ ............ ........ . 97
The  R ules  for  W ar in  Action  ....... ................. ........... .... ........... ...... ......... 99
Adil Okstiz
Murder and Its Punishment in the Qur an and the Torah
Murder in the Torah and the Establishment of the Crime  1..... ....... i04
Murder and  Its Penalty  in the Torah .......:I..   ..  i....   ...... .. ..... .. 105
The  Issue  of Qatl in  the  Qurman  ..11.......... ............... .............. ........... . 110
MiUrder and Its Penalty in the Qur'an ......112........ ........ ......
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Forgiveness and Ransom.. . ..  . ....  ..... .  ..    .......,
Deprivation from  Birthright and Inheritance .,......   :..........   11... .... : I5



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Terrorism Religious aspects Islam, Suicide bombings, Muslim martyrs