Holy war and jihad

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AQA Short Course RE- GCSE
What is Holy War and Jihad

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Holy war and jihad

  1. 1. DNA- Why does war happen?DNA- Why does war happen? Listen to the song and answer the following: 1.What does the singer think about war? 2.How does war affect people from his point of view?
  2. 2. The causes of warThe causes of war Objective: To consider what some cause of war might be, and whether cause for war could be justifiable.
  3. 3. Reasons why people might go toReasons why people might go to warwar • To defend their country against attack. • To defend their beliefs, religion, freedom, and way of life, or sometimes when they impose these on others. • To defend an ally or weaker country. • To remove their own leader or government (civil war). • To gain more land or regain territory lost in previous wars. • To gain wealth, power or important resources (i.e. Oil) • To stop atrocities such as genocide (mass murder) in another country or to depose a dictator (force them to give up power).
  4. 4. Can war ever be right?Can war ever be right? Answers on your Post it notes...Answers on your Post it notes... Use the question grid...Use the question grid...
  5. 5. Holy war and jiHadHoly war and jiHad Learning objectives: To understand what is meant by ‘holy war’ and ‘jihad’. To explain the differences between them.
  6. 6. TaskTask Colour-code the text:  What a holy war is  How something is classified as a holy war  Examples of holy wars Extension: Why do you think during the Crusades that both Christians and Muslims thought their war was holy? Can both sides be supported by God?
  7. 7. CAN WAR EVER BECAN WAR EVER BE SEEN AS HOLY?SEEN AS HOLY? Discussion...
  8. 8. TaskTask Watch the clip: Some up what the clip is about in no more than 30 words. Do you agree/disagree with Harry Garnett? Give reasons for your answer. Suggest three further questions you would like to ask Harry. Video: The broken commandment
  9. 9. JihadJihad Jihad is the Arabic word meaning ‘to struggle’. There are two types of Jihad: Greater jihad is to fight against temptation in someone’s personal life Lesser jihad is a military struggle in defence of Islam, self-defence and justice Task: Copy in the two types of jihad and draw a picture for each one.
  10. 10. TaskTask There are important rules for Jihad. 1.Stick in your sheet. 2.Rank the rules in order of importance for you.
  11. 11. TaskTask  Using the rules for lesser jihad, read through the problems the four villages face.  Give reasons to help and not to help – this must be based on the rules of jihad. Rank who should be helped, based on jihad. Why would they be helped? Extension: 1. Which village would you help without using the rules of jihad? Why? 2. Is the village different from the one that should be helped based on jihad? Why would this be the case?
  12. 12. WHAT ARETHEWHAT ARETHE DIFFERENCES BETWEENDIFFERENCES BETWEEN HOLY WAR AND JIHAD?HOLY WAR AND JIHAD? Think, Pair, Share
  13. 13. Plenary PreFeCTs...Plenary PreFeCTs... Which one do you agree with the most: holy war or jihad? Why?
  14. 14. Acrostic Relay...Acrostic Relay...

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