A Jihad for Love

Mohamed El Bachiri, David van Reybrouck
Information
  • Title: A Jihad for Love
  • Author: Mohamed El Bachiri, David van Reybrouck
  • Serial #: PR 6105 .L4295 ELB
  • Location: Theology House Library
Description:

This is a plea for tolerance and compassion from Mohamed El Bachiri, who lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels attack of March 2016. A rejection of fanaticism, A Jihad for Love is a collection of reflections on love, loss, and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology. 

Head of Zeus; 2017 

Furthur Information

Mohamed El-Bachiri is a Muslim. He lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels bombing of March 2016 a young woman murdered by a fanatical jihadist. Mohamed was left to bring up their three sons on his own.

Instead of hating or collapsing into grief, he put together a short book of reflections on love, loss and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology.

It is a plea for tolerance and compassion, a rejection of fanaticism, and it is a heartbreaking book. Mohamed El-Bachiri shows how an argument for treating each other with kindness and respect can survive even the most brutal atrocity.

For him, Islam should be a struggle for love, and the struggle for love should involve us all.

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