True Jihad meaning

2015-11-25 06:23

JIHAD has a wide meaning in Islam. The Western media loves to portray this word as “a war on the West” or “holy war”, which terrifies the world over. The essential meaning of jihad is to “struggle and strive against one’s own passion’’ or the “execution of effort against evil in the self and every manifestation of evil in society”. In this manner Jihad is the Muslim’s purest sacrifice - to struggle to live a perfect life and submit oneself to God as is stated in the glorious Quran and practically demonstrated by the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him).

Islam does not justify aggressive warfare, but stresses the need to defend oneself against aggression. Islam prohibits the killing of non-combatants, the old and infirm, women and children, destroying of crops and homes, and the like.

Imran Khan Olympia Way

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