Suleiman A. Mourad, Ph.D. (2004), is Professor of Religion at Smith College. His publications include Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (Routledge, 2008); Early Islam between Myth and History (Brill, 2005), and Sīrat al-sayyid al-Masīḥ li-Ibn ʿAsākir al-Dimashqī (Dār al-Shurūq, 1996).
James E. Lindsay, Ph.D. (1994), is Associate Professor of History at Colorado State University. His publications include Historical Dimensions of Islam (Darwin Press, 2009); Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World (Greenwood, 2005); and Ibn ʿAsākir and Early Islamic History (Darwin Press, 2001).
The book targets specialists and broad audiences--including students in courses on the Crusades, medieval Islamic history, and Islamic religious thought--who have an interest in Muslim response to the Crusades and the history of jihad ideology.
Table of contents
List of Maps and Images
Notes on Transliteration
Part One: The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period: Ibn ʿAsākir of Damascus (1105-1176) and his Age
Chapter One: Ibn ʿAsākir (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 ʿAsākir and the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Twelfth Century
Chapter Five: The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad
Chapter Six: Ibn ʿAsākir’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-Birzālī’s Copy of Ibn ʿAsākir’s Forty Hadiths
Part Three: Edition of the Arabic Text
A. Notes on the Arabic Edition
B. al-Arbaʿūn ḥadīthan fī al-ḥathth ʿalā al-jihād
C. Arabic Colophons and Ownership Notes