Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Jihad As Defense

Justin Parrott’s #YaqeenBehindTheScenes video for his article on jihad in Islam. In this video, Justin discusses the scholarly framework through which he began and completed his research, as well as some specific aspects of his paper that added to the discussion about the justification of war in Islam and the overall conclusion he intended to draw.

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Justin Parrott

Justin Parrott

FELLOW | Justin Parrott has BAs in Physics and English from Otterbein University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and an MRes in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales. He is currently Research Librarian for Middle East Studies at New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Justin embraced Islam in 2004 at the age of 20. He studied Islam from a traditional perspective with local scholars and Imams. He served as a volunteer Imam for the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus until 2013. He is currently the faculty advisor and volunteer Imam for the Muslim Students Association at NYUAD.