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Jihad: East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia
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This entry deals with modern interpretations and expressions of jihad (literally meaning “struggle”) and the role of Muslim women in jihad in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Muslim women have been passionate defenders of religion in multiple ways, but most of them have placed less emphasis on armed struggle against the infidels than on the intellectual and moral struggle against backwardness, poverty, and social injustice. Althou…

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Ali, Muhamad, “Jihad: East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0098b>
First published online: 2009

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