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The implications of using Quranic verses by the jihadist organisations in their media statements : a case of Hezbollah’s military arm
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Hatem El ZeinHatem El Zein
Referring to the holy Book, Quran, particularly by Muslims, expresses the self-identity and conceptualises the suggested arguments in an Islamic framework. Apart from the traditional utilisation of Quran in the jurisprudence (fiqh) by the jurists to extract edicts, or religious laws and apart from the recitation, or hearing its verses, by the believers to grasp the Divine blesses and the Hereafter reward, the jihadist organisations in the Middle East, as shown their webpages, refer to Quranic verses in their issued media statements. This new usage of Quran postulates a question: Why do the jihadist organisations use Quranic verses in their media statements? Consequently, what is the linkage between the used Quranic verse and the rest of the statement? To take a case, the author sheds the light on the used Quranic verses in the statements issued by Hezbollah's military arm via its military media unit in order to explore what this usage add to the meaning.