By Brian Keenan
Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a transformation of scene from his local Belfast. He turned headline information whilst he used to be abducted via fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the following 4 and a part years. for far of that point he was once close off from all information and make contact with with an individual except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.(
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Many others consider openhandedness and Zakat23 as a characteristic of a believer, while other passages condemn covetousness. 4 Activeness (in doing good deeds): According to the Quran, belief by itself is not good enough, and must lead to good deeds to be considered authentic. This explains why, in many places in the Quran, belief in 28 REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY AND ISLAMIC MILITANCY God is coupled with doing good deeds. “If any do deeds of righteousness—be they male or female—and have faith, they will enter Heaven, not the least injustice will be done to them” (4:124).
There are two reasons for selecting these two translations in particular. First, they are done by Muslims and in this study I am concerned with the significance of the Quran for revolutionary ideology for Muslims. Second, the fact that both works have undergone numerous reprints in various countries since their original publication in the 1930s is evidence of the fact that Muslims widely consider them as valid interpretations. The rest of this chapter is devoted to a study of the Quran in relation to the individual components of revolutionary ideology identified in Chapter 1.
In general, the Quran takes the honesty of believers for granted and only in a few places does it emphasize the importance of truthfulness and sincerity. There are many passages, however, that condemn hypocrisy and hypocrites. ”24 Although in the Arabic text all these ideas are implied by the term, in his translation Yusuf Ali indicates only a single meaning according to the context. The number of passage in which Taqwa has been translated as righteousness or piety would rank this concept seventh in the list of Quranic values.
An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan