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The Father of Jihad

'Abd Allāh 'Azzām's Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security

This study revolves around the jihad ideas of 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām — an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current threat of terrorism. This study has several objectives: to render an in-depth description of his ideas by way of a review of his writing, hitherto little referenced in the literature;to identify how these ideas have inspired so many to participate in militant jihad in the Soviet-Afghan war, and indeed elsewhere;to highlight the internal contradictions and inconsistencies in 'Azzām's ideas, and to juxtapose these ideas with contemporary jihadism;to identify specific aspects of 'Azzām's ideas in order to extract key lessons for counter-ideology work within the framework of counter-terrorism. The study concludes and makes three key arguments/observations on 'Azzām's jihad ideas; 'Azzām's success in mobilising Muslims for jihad in Afghanistan was not due to his jihad ideas alone, although they mattered to him and were important tools for mobilisation. The study identifies two other non-ideational structural factors that were critical in effecting his mobilisation;some aspects of 'Azzām's jihad ideas have serious implications on national security; some of 'Azzām's jihad ideas diverge from dominant ideas held by current jihadist groups like Al-Qaeda and these could potentially be used to counter contemporary jihad ideas and practices of jihadists. Contents:Jihad Ideas of 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām: Making the Case for a Case StudyShades of Jihad Ideas and Trail of Militant Viewpoint'Abd Allāh 'Azzām's Jihad IdeasFraming Jihad for MobilisationThe Implication of 'Azzām's Ideas for National Security'Azzām & Beyond: Insights for Current Counter-Jihadism Work Readership: Academicians, policymakers, intelligence and counter-terrorism professionals, security specialists. Key Features:First original in-depth study of 'Azzām's jihad ideas in English. 'Azzām is an interest to any researcher on jihadism and Al-QaedaRelevant to the current problem of countering jihadist terrorism. It offers suggestions for effective counter ideology against jihadismWill be of interest to researchers of social mobilization and framing theory because it uses framing theory to analyse 'Azzām's ideas. It will also appeal to policymakersKeywords:Abdullah 'Azzām;Jihad;Jihadism;Terrorism;National Security;Jihad Ideas;Jihad Strands;Countering Terrorism

This not only increased the territory of Dar Al-Islam but also brought wealth to
Muslims and increased the Muslim population — an effect that in the later years
turned Islam into a political and civilisational hegemony, which commanded
respect and struck fear in the hearts of infidels.34 According to `Azzam, the glory
of Islam was achieved because the early Muslims held jihad as a way of life. Like
any great civilisation, the glorious history of Islam was written in blood, and
therefore its ...