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Article

Jihād in the Mamlūk Sultanate

Iran and the Caucasus. 2019. Vol. 23. No. 4. P. 332-344.

This paper focuses on the theory and practice of jihād in the Mamlūk Sultanate, especially
during the Circassian period (1382-1517). Some ideas of Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328), Ibn Khaldūn
(d. 1406), Ibn Kathīr (d. 1373), Ibn al-Naḥḥās (d. 1411), as well as scholars of the pre-
Mamlūk epoch are taken in consideration. The authors explore the issue of understanding
jihād as the responsibility of the community (farḍ al-kifāya) and/or personal duty (farḍ al-
ʿayn) and the role of jihād ideology in the inner- and international Mamlūk politics.