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IN CONTEXT

IDEOLOGY

Islam

FOCUS

Just war

BEFORE

6th century BCE In The Art of War, Sun Tzu argues that the military is essential to the state.

c. 413 Augustine describes a government without justice as no better than a band of robbers.

AFTER

13th century Thomas Aquinas defines the conditions for a just war.

1095 Christians launch the First Crusade to wrest control of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims.

1932 In Towards Understanding Islam, Abul Ala Maududi insists that Islam embraces all aspects of human life, including politics.

Revered by Muslims as the prophet of the Islamic faith, Muhammad also laid the foundations for an Islamic empire; he ...

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