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‫الجهاد‬
Jihad in Islam
What we will cover
The meaning of the word “Jihad”
The purpose of Jihad
Islamic attitude towards the use of force
The ...
Beliefs in Islam
Belief in Allah
Belief in the angels
Belief in the revelations (books)
Belief in the prophets
Belief...
Vision and Mission
Vision
To attain the pleasure of Allah on the Day of
Judgment
To enter Paradise and avoid the Hellfi...
The “Popular” understanding
Misrepresented
Belief compulsion or pay with life
Religious intolerance of other beliefs
K...
Back to Etymology
Islam
Is not derived from a person’s name
Means submission and peace
Attainment of peace through
Su...
Etymology of Jihad
Jihad from Juhd—effort or struggle for
excellence
Three levels in Islam
Struggle against evil inclin...
Jihad?…Not!
Fighting to force people into Islam
“Let there be no compulsion in the matter of
religion” Quran 2:256
For ...
SIGNIFICANCE OF JIHAD
AHADITH REGARDING JIHAD
ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF WAR
•OBJECTIVES OF WAR
•DIVISION OF COMBATANTS & NON COMBATANTS
•RIGHTS OF COMBATANTS
Valid reasons for Jihad
Self defense
As in the days of the prophet
Includes armed resistance to occupation
Removal of ...
Lessons from the Prophet
13 years of persecution in Mecca
Fight not but perform prayers
Not for personal revenge, but a...
If there is war
Give refuge to those that seek it
Respect all treaties, unless abrogated
Declare the war—no surprises
...
If there is war
No unnecessary destruction
Animals, vegetation, buildings
Spare injured enemy combatants
Do not tortur...
When war is over
Avoid arrogance and gloating
Shoulder the responsibility
Establish justice
Help the needy
Prevent ex...
TYPES OF JIHAD
•JIHAD BINNUFS
•JIHAD BILMAL
•JIHAD BILILM
•JIHAD BISSAIF
..‫التوفيق‬ ‫ولي‬ ‫وال‬
The concept of Jihad in Islam
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The concept of Jihad in Islam

  1. 1. ‫الجهاد‬ Jihad in Islam
  2. 2. What we will cover The meaning of the word “Jihad” The purpose of Jihad Islamic attitude towards the use of force The etiquette of the battlefield Post victory era Significance of Jihad But first, the beliefs of Islam
  3. 3. Beliefs in Islam Belief in Allah Belief in the angels Belief in the revelations (books) Belief in the prophets Belief in the Day of Judgment Belief in Divine Destiny
  4. 4. Vision and Mission Vision To attain the pleasure of Allah on the Day of Judgment To enter Paradise and avoid the Hellfire Mission To worship Allah in this world
  5. 5. The “Popular” understanding Misrepresented Belief compulsion or pay with life Religious intolerance of other beliefs Kill all different than you, or have right to Terrorism connected to Jihad—since some commit it, organizations called Islamic Jihad —neither Islamic/Jihad
  6. 6. Back to Etymology Islam Is not derived from a person’s name Means submission and peace Attainment of peace through Submission to the will of God Following His guidance Salam (the root of Islam) One of Allah’s names/attributes Paradise—Dar Assalam Greetings—Assalamu Alaikum
  7. 7. Etymology of Jihad Jihad from Juhd—effort or struggle for excellence Three levels in Islam Struggle against evil inclinations of the self and desires Struggle against evil in society—forbidding evil, enjoining good Struggle in the battlefield—defense or removal of human tyranny
  8. 8. Jihad?…Not! Fighting to force people into Islam “Let there be no compulsion in the matter of religion” Quran 2:256 For personal ego to rule over larger areas For asserting the superiority of one group over another (ethnic, national) For wealth or war booty
  9. 9. SIGNIFICANCE OF JIHAD
  10. 10. AHADITH REGARDING JIHAD
  11. 11. ISLAMIC CONCEPT OF WAR •OBJECTIVES OF WAR •DIVISION OF COMBATANTS & NON COMBATANTS •RIGHTS OF COMBATANTS
  12. 12. Valid reasons for Jihad Self defense As in the days of the prophet Includes armed resistance to occupation Removal of human tyranny Prevention of exercise of religious freedom Prevention of peaceful communication of the message of Islam
  13. 13. Lessons from the Prophet 13 years of persecution in Mecca Fight not but perform prayers Not for personal revenge, but a clear cause First verse to allow fighting back was because of oppression Later revelations clarified Tolerate, be kind, equitable to others That do not fight your religion Do not expel you from your homes
  14. 14. If there is war Give refuge to those that seek it Respect all treaties, unless abrogated Declare the war—no surprises Except ongoing battle or occupation Offer peace before joining battle Strictly spare those not fighting Women, children, old men Religious devotees of prayer, teaching
  15. 15. If there is war No unnecessary destruction Animals, vegetation, buildings Spare injured enemy combatants Do not torture or kill prisoners Provide them best of food (in Quran) End bondage of prisoners of war As an act of charity As a ransom (losses of war or prisoner exchange) Allow dead to be buried in dignity
  16. 16. When war is over Avoid arrogance and gloating Shoulder the responsibility Establish justice Help the needy Prevent exploitation Of people Of land, wealth Provide situations for the good in people to manifest the evil to diminish
  17. 17. TYPES OF JIHAD •JIHAD BINNUFS •JIHAD BILMAL •JIHAD BILILM •JIHAD BISSAIF
  18. 18. ..‫التوفيق‬ ‫ولي‬ ‫وال‬

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