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  • Affiliation : Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, expert
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Weapons of Mass Destruction in Muslim Fatwas

Kamal Gasimov

Beyond diplomatic negotiations, political debates and expert discussions on the WMDs and their role in the world there are other ways and dimensions on thinking on those issues that are extremely rarely addressed as a subject of research. There are doctrinal disputes in the world’s major religions on the very existence of the weapons of mass destruction and their status with regard to the divine order. Doctrinal thinking in that field has become especially notable and developed in Islam, giving birth to a variety of religious behest fatwas dedicated to the issues of WMDs. How does Islam perceive nuclear weapons and other WMDs? How could the existence of the nuclear doomsday machine in the world be accommodated with the wisdom of the Creator? Kamal Gasimov, expert of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan unravels the secrets of Islamic fatwas on the WMDs.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 3-4, 2014