Jihad


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Jihad

A religious obligation for Muslims. The word is Arabic for "struggle," though its technical meaning has been disputed. Historically, many scholars have argued that jihad primarily entails a struggle against one's base instincts. However, it was used both in the Quran and by rulers of some Muslim-majority countries to justify war, whether to end persecution of Muslims or to provide religious grounds for conquest. The meaning of the term remains controversial, though some groups, notably al-Qaida, emphasize its militant element.
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Mention jihad in any gathering, and you'll draw attention to yourself.
Jihad also said that this step was postponed for about a month as testing courses were not concluded yet.
The statement added: "The Jihad Brigades are now locked in fierce battles and make significant progress in the battle.
He further told that terrorists had been declared as khawarij (rebels) and they had been misinterpreting the meaning of jihad in order to include youth in their ranks.
The violent extremists have made physical jihad an end in itself when in fact it is a means to guidance.
The first is that the concept and practice of jihad in the eleventh and twelfth centuries were not only directed against external enemies, the Franks (Crusaders), but at least as much against internal enemies, in particular the Shi'i Fatimid dynasty in Egypt.
At the conclusion of his speech on Saturday evening, he confirmed that the real jihad today is that Muslims should be the voice of the voiceless.
Jihad was not always synonymous with war but with 'striving in Allah's cause to improve one's morality'.
Love Jihad started in Kerala and then between 2003- 2007 these cases also happened in UP.
world and encouraging Jihad in Syria to be stopped.
The PNA has accused the Israeli occupation of torturing Jihad Al Taweel to death, with statements coming from inmates in the prison confirming the crime.
24 said the practice of Tunisian females travelling to Iraq and Syria for sex jihad had now been completely halted, following accusations that Tunis was "doing nothing" to tackle the phenomenon.