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Martyrdom and its Contestations in the Formative Period of Islam

Asma Afsaruddin

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The cult of military martyrdom publicly proclaimed and enthusiastically embraced by modern militant groups in Muslim-majority societies in the name of religion conveys the impression that ... More


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