Living With Our Deepest Differences
Muslims Around the World Speak Out Against Terrorist Attacks in Paris
Making Sense of Jihad vs. Hirabah (Terrorism) This lesson helps students distinguish between the broad Islamic concept of jihad, and hirabah, a term used by classical Muslim scholars to identify unlawful acts of public violence that today would be labeled “terrorism.” Students will thus be able to critically evaluate journalistic or popular misrepresentations of the concept of jihad. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic.
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Type of Resource
lesson plan, student readings