Holy War on Islam, Christianity and Judaism


  • Dwi Estiningsih Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
  • Muh Tajab Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
  • Katni Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
  • Munirul Ikhwan Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
  • Akhmad Rizki Ramadhan


The concept of holy war, often exclusively associated with Islamic Jihad, prompts misconceptions and misinterpretations. This study aims to elucidate the nuanced nature of holy war by examining its teachings within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Contrary to prevalent assumptions linking holy war solely with terrorism and the unjust spilling of innocent blood, this research seeks to explore whether these teachings inherently endorse violence or if they serve broader objectives encompassing politics, economics, or power dynamics. By analyzing historical and contemporary perspectives, this paper endeavors to illuminate the multifaceted motivations and interpretations behind holy wars across these faiths. Through this exploration, a deeper comprehension of the complexities underlying these doctrines emerges, challenging traditional assumptions and fostering a more comprehensive understanding of holy war beyond its conventional associations.