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NonsenseEdit

This is some nonsense article... sounds like some Islam hater did this article. It needs to be backed up with some exhortations.

I agree. It was probably not written by a Islam hater, though it highly seems reasonable. this is written in the Qu'ran, but there so much more to it then what is 'written'. For instance, when they say to kill the disbeliever where ever you may find him, they sura is referring to the time of war.

Bull?Edit

I have looked up many of these references in the Quran. It isn't bull. Don't believe me? Look it up yourself.

It was bull!Edit

Yes, it was BULL. I‘ve looked up at the sources and found that many of the quotes here has been distorted or taken only partly. There are also some quote that mentioned twice. And many more quotes that are irrelevant. I feel sick just to see it.

Now I've done a major edit on this article. maybe it's shorter, but much more accurate

source changed by some short minded guysEdit

Full meaning is changed by 204.169.81.248, source given him is wrong. I request you to review the content.

JIHADEdit

Jihad ( Arabic: جهاد‎ ), is an Arabic word derived from ‘Jahada’, which means to strive(effort) or to struggle. For example. if a student strives to pass in the examination he is doing jihad. Jihad appears frequently in the Qur’an and common usage as the idiomatic expression “striving in the way of Allah (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)”. In the Islamic context, ‘Jihad’ means to strive against one’s own evil inclination. It also means to strive to make the society better. It also includes the right to fight in self-defence or to fight in the battlefield against oppression and against aggression.

In western societies the term jihad is often translated as “holy war”. One of the greatest misconceptions about Islam, not only amongst the non-Muslims but even amongst the Muslims, is that concerning the concept of Jihad. Non-Muslims as well as Muslims think that any war fought by any Muslim for whatever purpose, be it good or bad, is Jihad.

Usage of the termEdit

In Modern Standard Arabic, jihad is one of the correct terms for a struggle for any cause, violent or not, religious or secular. For instance, Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagraha struggle for Indian independence is called a “jihad” in Modern is also applied to the fight for women’s liberation.

  • A commitment to hard work” and “achieving one’s goals in life”
  • Struggling to achieve a noble cause”
  • Promoting peace, harmony or cooperation, and assisting others”
  • Jihad against his or her wrong soul.