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Caliphate, Hijrah and Martyrdom as Performative Narrative in ISIS Dabiq Magazine


politics religion & ideologyJournal abstract

This article aims to explore the place of the Islamic narrative in the ISIS propaganda machine, Dabiq magazine, to see how they legitimate and narrate their visions of religion and ideology and how these narratives are constructed and performed. Within this analysis, the article puts focus on the performative aspect of these narratives. These narratives alongside the citation of Qur’anic verses (ayahs) and hadiths create a powerful meaning and mindset for ISIS’s supporters and fighters.

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