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Summary:

The concept of Transnational jihad and Pan-Islamism got prominence and came up as a phenomenon with the rise of ideologues like Abdallah Azzam, Anwar al Awlaki, Mohammad al-Maqdisi and others. The present paper focuses mostly on Abdallah Azzam, the father of trans-national jihad, who later was credited being the most significant person in bringing Arab Fighters to Afghanistan in the 1980. Besides, it provides insight into the ideology of al-Maqdisi which explains the massive impact these religious scholars have in the Muslim world. The role of these ideologues could not be understood without delving into trans-national jihad and ‘foreign fighters’- the agents of Global Jihad.

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