Translation of: «Mardin : Hégire, fuite du péché et "demeure de l'Islam» (Ibn Taymiyya, Yahya Michot), «Ibn Taymiyya : Muslims under Non-Muslim Rule : On Fleeing from Sin, Kinds of Emigration, Status of Mardin, Domain of Peace and War, Conditions for Challenging Power». This work presents a translation of Ibn Taymiyya's fatwas on how Muslims must act under the rule of non-Muslims, and shows the misreading of Ibn Taymiyya by neo-Orientalist scholars AND by certain violent factions in the Middle East. In theory and practice Ibn Taymiyya advocated force only against foreign invaders; he forbade use of force again established authorities; he died in prison for outspoken criticism of the State, without resort to force or sedition of any kind. Some scholars say the Mardin Fatwa has to be seen in its historic context of medieval Mongol raids on Muslim lands. This work represents modern views of Ibn Taymiyya's controversial fatwas.
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Michot, Yahya / Ibn Taymiyya
Interface, London, 2006
14 x 20 cm
Early Work - Muslims - Non-Islamic Countries
Yahya Michot, one of the Western world's leading authorities on Ibn Taymiyya and Avicenna, is Lecturer in Islamic Theology at the theology faculty of Oxford University, and a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.