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مطالعات تاریخ اسلام 2011, 2(7): 133-149 Back to browse issues page
Jihadi Approaches of Transoxiana Residents against Russians Invasions
Abdollah Motevali , Ebrahim Aslani
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Jihad is an important religious practice of Muslims. Emphasis of the Koran and religious citations on jihad caused its practice by Muslims in different eras in the history of Islam. A significant portion of Islamic and jurisprudence studies has been dedicated to jihad, its dimentions, forms and Muslims obligations towards it. In recent centuries jihad has been a significant political and social issue in Islamic societies. jihad against the infidels were to be found in numerous instances, especially in the nineteenth century, when the West invaded the Islamic lands.
The Transoxiana region was a part of the Islamic lands that came face to face with Russians invasions extensively. The Muslim residents of this area attempted to block the invaders by relying on defensive jihad. This paper by a descriptive- analytical method examines the process of the Russians invasions to the Transoxiana region and defensive and disperse jihad with the rise and fall of Muslims in the region. This research shows despite all efforts, the Russians found dominance over the region and Muslims were defeated. The Muslims attempts failed for several reasons including lack of leadership and political unity and also dispersion of variety of ethnicities in the region.

Keywords: Jihad, Muslims, Transoxiana, Russians Invasions
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Islamic History
Received: 2017/08/30 | Accepted: 2017/08/30 | Published: 2017/08/30

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