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What does the Qur'an say about committing Jihad?


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Answered 2016-04-19 11:53:02

The Arabic word Jihad literally means struggle. This term, especially in Islam, is applied to the struggle or work done in the way of Almighty Allah (God). Unfortunately, this word is confused with the word Qitaal that means Armed fight against enemies of Almighty Allah. The greatest Jihad is against one's own self, one's wicked passions, lust, selfishness etc. An armed fight is the last resort which not only the Muslims but also the other nations/religious followers adopt when their existence is in danger. Islam is a peace loving religion. It does not aim at killing any innocent human being. The Qur'an orders its followers to take up arms and fight against the enemies of Islam if they attack the Muslims. It, however, does not allow the Muslims to fight against peaceful people belonging to any religion.

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Jihad is a tenet of Islam and a religious duty to strive in the way of God. There are two general ways to do this, the Greater Jihad and the Lesser Jihad. The Greater Jihad is an introspective journey to conquer your internal demons and follow the Divine Laws more closely than previously; this kind of jihad should be entirely peaceful. The Lesser Jihad refers to conflicts and confrontations between Muslims and Non-Muslims or other Muslims, which often erupt in war, but can also be performed through non-violent protests, debate, and advocacy. It is the Lesser Jihad which is often cast as a Holy War.

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there is many types of jihad , jihad of your self from doing bad thing and jihad your self to do good thing quran says that who do jihad will have the paradise and that jihad is not easy and paradise is not free


The word Jihad is mentioned in the Quran 41 Times. . .


Yes, Quran is peaceful.Quran, the holy book of Muslims and Islam religion, is peaceful and calling for peace. Peace in yourself, peace between God (the Creator) and yourself, peace between yourself and your community, peace among all people of different cultures, different races, different religions, different colors, and different genders.Refer to the related questions below for more information on why Quran was revealed and the Golden Rules in Quran.Some people may have different perception in Quran calling for Jihad (struggle). Jihad (or struggle in English) in Quran is licit as:self Jihad (or self struggle) to prevent yourself from disobeying your Creator and committing sins or committing bad acts against yourself and your community. andmilitary jihad which is licit in two case only; namely:to defend yourself, your family, your country, and your religion against invaders and attackers, and/orto help the helpless if they ask for your support against invaders or attackers.Refer to the related questions below for more information on Jihad in Islam and QuranNote: Quran may be spelled Qura'n, Quraan, Kuran, Kura'n, Kuraan, Koran, Kora'n, or Koraan.


The greatest jihad (or major Jihad) is the struggle to avoid committing sins or violating Islam morals and rules. Refer to related question below.


Jihad, that means in English striving or struggling, is of two types:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest or greater Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest or lesser Jihad)Self Jihad (or greater Jihad) is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community. It is also doing good things that Allah wants you to do, such as following the morals of Quran and prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reciting the Quran, helping the poor, striving to fulfill your family requirements, learning and studying useful sciences and arts, etc.Regarding Military (or Lesser) Jihad, it is licit only in two cases:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They are forbidden; by Quran and prophet Muhammad teachings; to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. They are forbidden from spoiling the nature, cutting a tree, or polluting/poisoning air or water.


Jihad could be a person name and could mean struggle against military attacks and/or struggle to avoid committing sins and deviating from Islam morals and rules. Refer to related question below.


Jihad is an Arabic word that means struggle. Accordingly, it could be either:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest Jihad)The purpose of self Jihad (or the major or the Greatest Jihad) is to self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by your community. For example, strive to do properly the ritiual worship, to do charity, to avoid committing sins, to be forgiving, to be tolerant, to be honest, to keep promise, etc.The purposes of Military Jihad is:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They should not to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. America, in the media, refer to Jihad only as the military type, but forget about the self Jihad.The above is general view about what is called Jihad (especially in Islam) and its purpose and about those who are practicing Jihad and are called, recently, jihadists.This term is, however, wrongly used by some Western media. When they say that someone is doing Jihad by, for example, selling bombs to terrorist organizations, this has nothing to do with Jihad (reference to "Jihad Jane"). Also, killing civilians or terrifying the innocents to force some agendas is not Jihad but terrorism which is denounced in Islam. On the other hand, resisting invasion and occupiers is an act of self-defense and Jihad and should not be related to terrorism.It is to be emphasized that Islam religion, per Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is a religion of peace, tolerance, forgiveness, and respect of all people irrelevant to their colors, cultures, and faiths.


Greater JIhad where you strive within yourself for a creator eg not eating a sweet you like because you found out it has Pork in it. Lesser JIhad is striving for others eg going to war. The reason got this is it is harder to stop yourself from doing something eg eating the sweet geated jihad, rather than stoping someone else which is lesser jihad______________________________________________________________The greater (or major) Jihad is more important than lesser (or minor) jihad.Jihad, that means in English striving or struggling, is of two types:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest or greater Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest or lesser Jihad)Self Jihad (or the greater Jihad) is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community. It is also doing good things that Allah wants you to do, such as following the morals of Quran and prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reciting the Quran, helping the poor, striving to fulfil your family requirements, learning and studying useful sciences and arts, etc.Regarding Military (or minor or lesser Jihad) Jihad, it is licit only in two cases:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They are forbidden; by Quran and prophet Muhammad teachings; to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. They are forbidden from spoiling the nature, cutting a tree, or polluting/poisoning air or water.


Greater Jihad, which is an introspective journey to conquer your internal demons and follow the Divine Laws more closely than previously, is a practice to promote a person's piety. The greater Jihad is the struggle to follow Islam morals and teachings and prevent yourself from committing sins. (This is in contrast to Lesser Jihad, which is a social contest of wills.)Refer to related question: What are the two types of jihad in Islam?


A Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims, therefore Muslims would feel they had to protect fair defensive warfare at all costs.


Jihad is an internal battle of self-control verses sin or the holy struggle of spreading Islam worldwide and overwhelming/conquering/converting infidels


Jihad, that means in English striving or struggleing, is of two types:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest or greater Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest or lesser Jihad)Regarding lesser (or Military ) Jihad, it is licit only in two cases:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.Self Jihad is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community. It is also doing good things that Allah wants you to do, such as following the morals of Quran and prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reciting the Quran, helping the poor, striving to fulfil your family requirements, learning and studying useful sciences and arts, etc.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They are forbidden; by Quran and prophet Muhammad teachings; to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. They are forbidden from spoiling the nature, cutting a tree, or polluting/poisoning air or water.


Answer 1Jihad is not violence. Jihad is struggle to defend your lands and homes as well as struggle to avoid committing sins or violating Islam morals and teachings. Refer to related question below.Answer 2No. Jihad does not have to be violent. As concerns the Greater Jihad, which is an introspective journey to conquer your internal demons and follow the Divine Laws more closely than previously, there should be no violence that derives from this jihad. As concerns the Lesser Jihad, this is usually in the form of warfare between Muslims and Non-Muslims or other Muslims. This jihad is almost necessarily violent, unless the actor chooses to use non-violent protest as his form of jihad.


Jihad is an Arabic word and it is pronounced the same as it is in English.


Khalid Parvez has written: 'Quran jihad aur anhazoor(saw) ki jangi'


Jihad, that means in English striving or struggling, is of two types:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest or major Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest or minor Jihad)Self Jihad is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community. It is also doing good things that Allah wants you to do, such as following the morals of Quran and prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), reciting the Quran, helping the poor, striving to fulfill your family requirements, learning and studying useful sciences and arts, etc.Regarding Military Jihad, it is licit only in two cases:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They are forbidden; by Quran and prophet Muhammad teachings; to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. They are forbidden from spoiling the nature, cutting a tree, or polluting/poisoning air or water.The above is general view about what is called Jihad (especially in Islam) and about those who are practicing Jihad and are called, recently, jihadists.


Jihad does not mean any of the words in the question. Jihad means struggle against military attacks as well as struggle to prevent your self from committing sins or deviations from Islamic morals and rules. Refer to related question below.


And say prayers and give alms! many time in quran!


Jihad mean to struggle However, it is for anything.its only meaning is to struggle and muslim use it for everykind of trouble whether on islam or inrespective to islam. Misconception in todays media They think that jihad mean holy war which is not in arabic dictionary or in quran whenever taliban or muslim kill they say its their holy war jihad which is 100% wrong according to arabs,dictionaries and everything.


There is no such thing as Jihad against Jews, The Jews are regarded as the people of the book in the Holy Quran and that's a respectable thing. Jihad only means to struggle, Jihad could be your struggle to get through university for a degree. Anyways Islam only allows fights against oppressers, so religion is not the target, it is more the people who oppress.


A radical Muslim is one who has a different view on the quran than most people. they are sometimes terrorists who view certain words in the quran as god commanding a jihad(holy war) on non Muslims. however most are just people who have some different views on the quran.


Jihad is of two types:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest Jihad)Self Jihad is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community.Regarding Military Jihad, it is licit only in two cases: First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion and by Quran, to be fair and just. They should not kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. As a simple evidence of correctness of these arguments: Compare when Muslims came to Egypt (on request of the Christians there) and when the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea was invaded by the Westerners claiming to liberate Jerusalem. Those who are seeking the truth can refer to Western and Christian historians themselves to recognize that Muslims were never violent or aggressive in practicing Jihad but were always fair. Another example, compare what Muslims offered to Spain when they were in control of Spain and how they didn't even cut a tree or destroyed a house or killed a single woman or destroyed a single church. It was the opposite. They spread civilization, peace, and development. Compare this by the Westerner's doing with Muslims (and Jews) when they got control of the country. It is said Westerners and not Christians. it is believed that true Christians never, also, divert from being just and fair.Quran, Muslims Holy book, says (English meaning translation):"... O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealings, and let not the hatred of others to you (and oppression practiced by others on you) make you swerve to wrong and depart from Justice. Be just: that is next to Piety and fear Allah (God)..."[Quran, chapter 5, verse 8]Those who think that Islam and Quran are justifying Jihad against other religions can refer to the Quran sayings (meaning English translation):".... You will find the nearest in love to Muslims those who say "we are Christians'. That is because amongst them are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the Quran revelation received by the Messenger (Muhammad), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized. ... So because of what they said, Allah (God) rewarded them ...."[Quran, chapter 5, verses 82-86]Jihad was licit only for the reasons above and never was to force other non-Muslims to be Muslims. God explains in Quran that he caused the different nations with different beliefs only for them to compete in doing good deeds that bring them closer to God, but not to stay in conflict. Quran says:"... If Allah had willed, He would have made you one nation (one belief), but that may test you in what He has given you; so compete in good deeds; then God will inform you about that in which you used to differ"[Quran, chapter 5, verse 48]and the Quran Golden Rule says (Meaning English translation):"There is no compulsion in religion..."[Quran, Chapter 2, verse 256]Also, God commands Muslims to maintain friendly and cooperative relations with people of other beliefs. In the Quran, Holy book of Islam, God has said:" God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers."[Quran, chapter 60, verse 8]The above is general view about what is called Jihad (especially in Islam) and about those who are practicing Jihad and are called, recently, jihadists.However, those who explode themselves and losing their lives are not doing the Quran justified military Jihad, as commanded by Islam and other religions, unless they are doing it against military occupants or invaders. Those who explode themselves among civilians are not practicing the justified military Jihad, as commanded by Quran and other religions. They are not true jihadists. To the opposite, they are against Islam, and other religions, commands. They are terrorists, and not jihadists, for endangering and killing civilians and terrifying them. Islam and all religions are against terrorism. Those terrorists lose their lives against wrong cause.


Jihad (English pronunciation: /dʒɪˈhɑːd/; Arabic: جهاد‎ ǧihād [dʒiˈhæːd]), an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning "struggle". Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)". A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is mujahideen. Jihad is an important religious duty for MuslimsJihad of the heart (jihad bil qalb/nafs) is concerned with combatting the devil and in the attempt to escape his persuasion to evil. This type of Jihad was regarded as the greater jihad (al-jihad al-akbar).Jihad by the tongue(jihad bil lisan) is concerned with speaking the truth and spreading the word of Islam with one's tongue.Jihad by the hand (jihad bil yad) refers to choosing to do what is right and to combat injustice and what is wrong with action.Jihad by the sword (jihad bis saif) refers to qital fi sabilillah (armed fighting in the way of God, or holy war), the most common usage by Salafi Muslims and offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood. (THIS IS A VIOLENT FORM OF JIHAD, BUT COMMONLY ACCEPTED.)


Jihad literally means to struggle. It can be a physical struggle, a spiritual struggle, or just a struggle to pay the bills. There is a Hadith that says the "The greatest jihadis to speak the word of truth to a tyrant."Terrorism has no place in Islam. It is the murder and persecution of innocents, and that is strictly forbidden in Islam


Jihad is an Arabic word that means struggle. Struggle is a human natural behavior in his life irrelevant to the faith or religion. Everyone struggles for a cause that could be having better position, better salary, getting more money, recovering from illness, raising up children, seeking freedom, seeking democracy, striving to get God satisfaction by alms giving and other ritual worships, ... etc. refer to question below for more information.There are two types of Jihad; namely:self Jihad (or oneself struggle and is called the greatest or major Jihad), andmilitary Jihad (or struggle with others and is called the smallest or minoe Jihad)Self Jihad is that any Muslim should practice Jihad or self struggle to avoid doing wrong deeds and/or committing sins that are forbidden by Islam and by his community. It is also doing good things that Allah wants you to do, such as following the morals of Quran and prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reciting the Quran, helping the poor, striving to fulfil your family requirements, learning and studying useful sciences and arts, etc.Regarding Military Jihad, it is licit only in two cases:First: to defend home land and home people against any invaders.Second: to provide help and support to other people who are oppressed and unable to practice their own will and freedom of choice.In both cases, Muslims (as in all other faiths) are commanded, by their religion, to be fair and just. They are forbidden; by Quran and prophet Muhammad teachings; to kill a woman, child, or an old man or any civilian. They are commanded not to be excessive in using force and not to terrify civilians. They are forbidden from spoiling the nature, cutting a tree, or polluting/poisoning air or water.