It is impossible to define jihad unequivocally because Muslims have developed numerous conceptions of it in the course of history. Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to renounce a unitary reading of this subject that, widely treated by the sources, enjoys a renewed topicality today. What follows is brief journey through the great medieval texts.
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