The Legacy of Jihad

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The Legacy of Jihad
The Legacy of Jihad cover page
AuthorAndrew G. Bostom
CountryUnited States
GenreIslamic history
PublisherPrometheus Books
Publication date
25 October 2005
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback), E-book
Followed byThe Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism 

The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims is a book by Andrew Bostom, a medical doctor who has written several other works discussing Islamic intolerance. The foreword was written by author and ex-Muslim, Ibn Warraq. The book is framed as a rejection of the notion that Islam is a peaceful religion and sets out to prove that Islam is violent and intolerant.


The book provides a textual analysis of the concept and practice of jihad ("war against unbelievers in the path of Allah") by examining Islamic theological and legal texts, eyewitness historical accounts of Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers, and essays by scholars analyzing jihad and the conditions imposed upon the non-Muslim peoples conquered by jihad campaigns.[1]


The Jerusalem Post calls The Legacy of Jihad "a breakthrough inasmuch as the enormous task of assembling together all the major sources which govern the holy war in Islam had never been attempted before,"[2]


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