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DAR AL-HARB. The concept of ddr al-barb, or realm of war, comes from the dualistic worldview of the classical Islamic legal tradition. This term denotes the territories bordering the dar al Islam whose leaders are called upon, under threat of invasion, to convert to the Muslim religion. Jurists trace the concept of ddr al-barb back to the time of the Prophet and cite the messages sent by Islam's founder to the emperors ofPersia, Abyssinia, andByzantium, and to other leaders, summoning them to ch ...more

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