A Rogerian Analysis of Jihad


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A Rogerian Analysis of Jihad
Jihad, the Islamic concept of “holy war,” is a Rogerian argument couched within scriptural text in the Quran. The element of Rogerian argument with this concept is based on a fundamental approach: jihad is prescribed for believers as a mechanism to deal with unbelievers. This methodology then binds the author of the Quran, purported Allah, along with the readers as they both face off against any unbelievers.
Arguments as to the exact definition of the word jihad notwithstanding, the concept itself is referenced 164 times in the Quran. One of the first mentions of jihad occurs in Surah 2:191: “…if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers” (Shakir 26). In this case there is no...
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