Ok Scholars! Time to
read, analyze, and
engage accountably in
The best accountable talks happen
-All members are included! ( All
voices are heard…)
-You practice SMART
-You stay on topic, redirect the
-You discuss a controversial issue!
As you learn about the
topics, please FOLLOW
If asked to take
notes/write, write in your
Let’s talk about Jihad.
What is it?
literally means “ to strive” or to struggle to
overcome an issue/problem in life. When you practice
Jihad, you are trying to overcome a difficulty.
you know the literal meaning of Jihad, it can be
done in three ways:
the tongue (Speaking) , by the pen, and by the sword
1- (In your group, create a definition
of the term Jihad in your own words
based on learning from previous
Muhammad said there are 2 types
Lesser Jihad: One of the forms of this Jihad is to take up arms in
defense of Islam or a Muslim country when Islam is attacked. This kind
of Jihad has to be declared by the religious leadership or by a Muslim
head of state who is following the Quran and Sunnah. (It is a physical
Greater Jihad : This type of Jihad occurs within a person’s heart and
mind. It is a challenge to think before speaking, work hard to achieve
a goal, treat others respectfully.
2) Discuss and Answer with your
Why do you think the GREATER JIHAD
(or biggest struggle) is an internal one,
inside of a person?
IMPORANT INFORMATION: (Read)
*Protecting yourself and religious beliefs is
part of Jihad. The Qur’an forbids Muslims
to force non-Muslims to convert.
*The Qur’an also allows for war. It has
rules for fighting. These include:
-Not destroying the bodies of dead
victims, harming women, children, or
-Soldiers cannot destroy property,
crops of houses of worship
3) Discuss and answer (in spiral!) the following
question with your group.
Are the Qur’an’s guidelines for war being
followed in our world? Is Jihad being
Discuss opinions and answer the
following question in your spiral.
4) How has the media (TV, news,
magazines)shaped our country’s
view of Islam and Jihad?
5) Video: Within your group, discuss
the purpose of the video. What did
the creators hope to teach us?