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What is Jihad? What is Jihad? Presentation Transcript

  • Jihad in Islam
  • Outline
    • What is Islam about?
    • Definition of Jihad
    • Jihad in Islamic Terminology
    • Aim of Jihad
    • Elements of Jihad
    • Levels of Jihad
    • Significance of Jihad
    • War in Islam
    • Jihad and Terrorism
    • Roots of Fundamentalism
  • What is Islam about?
    • Islam= s-l-m; Peace, Submission, Salvation
    • Order, Harmony, and Integrity
    • Within one’s soul and society
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  • Definition of Jihad
    • Jihad=J-h-d; to strive, to achieve a goal
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  • Jihad in Islam
    • To strive in the way of God
    • To use all physical, intellectual, and spiritual resources for God
    • To struggle to win God’s pleasure and love
  • Aim of Jihad
    • To be purified of sins
    • To attain true humanity
    • To achieve order peace and harmony within the soul and society
  • Two Elements of Jihad
    • Spreading the Word of God
    • Enjoining Good, Forbidding Evil
  • Two levels of Jihad
    • Greater Jihad
      • To overcome the carnal desires and inclinations
    • Lesser Jihad
      • Every action for the sake of God
  • Significance of Jihad
    • Sixth pillar of Islamic practice
    • Problems in translations
    • “ O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful.” (Maide, 35)
  • War in Islam
    • War= Only when inevitable, when preaching is prevented, when Muslims are oppressed
    • No transgression (2:190)
  • Jihad and Terrorism
    • Killing one person = killing all humanity.
    • Suicide is forbidden.
  • Roots of Fundamentalism
    • What is fundamentalism?
    • Theological basis
    • - 9:36, 2:190
    • Historical roots
    • - Colonialism, resistance and revivalists movements
    • Social situation
      • Lack of Education, Poverty, Fragmentation
  • Dialogue in Kuran
    • “ Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, - any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve (2:62)”
  • Call to the People of the Book
    • “Say: -O people of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but God; That we associate no partners with Him; That we erect not, from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than God”(3:64)
  • Conclusion
    • What is the proper jihad for today’s Muslims?
    • - Education
    • - Communication
  • Sources Used
    • Questions and Answers
    • http://www.islam-usa.net/
    • Kuran: 22.40, 22.41, 9.20, 4.95, 5.35, 29.69, 22.39, 2.190.
    • Contact: gokcek@yahoo.com