List of Maps and Images Preface Acknowledgment Notes on Transliteration Part One: The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period: Ibn 'Asakir of Damascus (1105-1176) and his Age Chapter One: Ibn 'Asakir (1105-1176): Life and Career Chapter Two: Jihad in Early Islamic History: An Overview Chapter Three: Jihad Preaching in Damascus between the First and Second Crusades Chapter Four: Ibn 'Asakir and the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Twelfth Century Chapter Five: The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad Chapter Six: Ibn 'Asakir's Forty Hadiths and the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in Thirteenth Century Damascus Chapter Seven: The Legacy of the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology since the Thirteenth Century Part Two: English Translation A. Notes on the Translation B. The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad C. Colophons and Ownership Notes on al-Birzali's Copy of Ibn 'Asakir's Forty Hadiths Part Three: Edition of the Arabic Text A. Notes on the Arabic Edition B. al-Arba'un hadithan fi al-hathth 'ala al-jihad C. Arabic Colophons and Ownership Notes Bibliography.
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The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period examines the important role of Ibn 'Asakir, including his Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad, in the promotion of a renewed jihad ideology in twelfth-century Damascus as part of sultan Nur al-Din's agenda to revivify Sunnism and fight, under the banner of jihad, Crusader and Muslim opponents. This jihad vision was exclusively centered on selected quranic verses and prophetic hadiths. Ibn 'Asakir and other Sunni scholars in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Syria departed from the earlier scholarly focus on legal nuances and aversion to invoke jihad in intra-Muslim conflicts. They championed this intensification and reorientation of jihad ideology in mainstream Sunni scholarship, and gave it a lasting legacy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)