Islam and the Islamic State’s Magazine, Dabiq

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Since the emergence of the Islamic State, considerable debate has arisen over the relationship (or lack of therein) between its ideological discourse and broader Islamic exegeses and learning. This paper aims to connect these wider discussions to its self-defined ideological standpoint as set out in its magazine, Dabiq. All 15 of these, published between June 2014 and July 2016, amounting to more than 900 pages, are examined to assess their authors’ (1) analysis of the Qur’an (2) use of classical scholarship and (3) engagement with contemporary readings of Islam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-54
Number of pages23
JournalPolitics and Religion
Issue number1
Early online date14 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
  • Global Development Institute


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