what is the true meaning of Islamic Jihad?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Jihad literally means to strive and struggle. In Islam, it means to struggle against one's own self and to suppress the wicked impulses and discipline one's mind and body in the way of worship.

    The best jihad is the jihad against the self. There are other forms of jihad, armed resistance to aggression being just one of them.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Striving in the way of Allah (swt), whether it is a spiritual struggle or a physical one. Most Muslims face a personal jihad each day. The mujahideen in some countries countries are engaged in a physical one, defending their people and land.

  • 8 years ago

    there are three kinds of jihad, jihad to learn education as in to spread Islam, jihad against ones inner deamons and the third one Jihad in the way of Allah S.W.T.

    This is when a person sacrifices his money, wealth, time in the way of Allah S.W.T, to fight wrong doers, to bring justice, to fight against opression, to fight for the poors, to fight for rights but in the way of Allah S.W.T, which by all means is correct.

    But Terrorism and Jihad are two different things, people seem to think of terrorism as Jihad, though its not.

  • 8 years ago

    It translates directly to "holy struggle." Which can be anything from leading a good life as a Muslim, to memorizing the Koran. Many radicals and fundamentalists take it to mean "holy war;" by virtue of the word "struggle" being interpreted to mean some sort of "violent action" is required to further their Islamic beliefs; expel infidels from the holy land; rectify any other perceived injustices against Islam; etc., etc.

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  • 8 years ago

    Jihad means to strive or to struggle for the sake of God. It does not mean holy war.

  • OzNana
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    As I understand it, it refers to an internal struggle within an individual person. Not an external one involving killing or hurting others.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    They call it "holy war" which means to them they have an excuse to chop other people up who disagree with them. The purpose is to take over an area and eventually take over the whole world.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    100 MILLION native Americans, MILLIONS of Africans, MILLIONS of jews, MILLIONS of Japanese, and now MILLIONS of Muslims..........

    'O You who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be against rich or poor, for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the cravings of your hearts, lest you swerve, and if you distort justice or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.'

    ~al-Qurán 4:35

    Bout time someone fought back this disease.

    Source(s): `~Moses split the sea so I accepted Judaism. Jesus was born and I became a Christain. Then Muhammad brought the QURAN......now I'm a Muslim.~`
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    "To freely sacrifice yourself in the name of Allah, doing so will guarantee you entry in paradise"

    Makes you wonder why suicide bombers think they will go to heaven right ;)

  • 8 years ago

    The true meaning is to worship satan and think you're worshiping God

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