Millennial Jihad :Moral Ethic Behind The Radical Verses In Abdullah Saeed Perspective


  • Hilyati Aulia UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan


Jihad, Moral ethic, Radical Verses, Abdullah Saeed


This article aims to describe and analyze the concept of jihad according to Abdullah Saeed's perspective especially in the radical verses in the Qur'an. The discussion will focus on three things, firstly, the concept of jihad in the Koran during millennial period, which is still understood textually by putting forward a very normative reason, it is returning to the Koran and Hadith, to produce a radical understanding. At least, there are misconceptions often raised, for example, the interpretation of Sayyid Qutb in the radical verses is used as a "tool" by some people who have bad interests. Secondly, the contextualization of the concept of jihad, which is focused on the radical verses, can be one of the references in the framework of efforts to produce a humanist and flexible understanding. By using Abdullah Saaeed's contextualization method, which is contained in his work "Interpreting the Qur'an" and "The Qur'an: An Introduction", a text that exists in the present, then it is withdrawn in the period in which the text appeared and is studied from the historical side, so that it can produce a complete understanding of the text. This article will apply a qualitative method for collecting data. Thirdly, the concept of "Millennial Jihad" is the result of the contextualization of the concept of Jihad with the method of interpretation of Abdullah Saeed who tries to uncover the "implied meaning" (moral ethic) behind the radical verses, so that it does not stop at "explicit" interpretation.