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Jihad

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This presentation focuses on information about Jihad, what its origin, kinds and importance in Islam, Additionally, it also highlights the misconceptions about Jihad in today's society.

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Jihad

  1. 1. JIHAD AND FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE OF GOD THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU BUT DO NOT BE AGGRESSIVE SURELY GOD DOES NOT LIKE AGGRESSORS [Holy Quran – 2:190] Presented by: SEHAR MANGI (B.Ed II) Sukkur IBA
  2. 2. Outline  Introduction  Jihad in Islam  Origin  Kinds of Jihad  What Jihad is Not.  References
  3. 3. JIHAD  An Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims.  In Arabic, the word jihad translates as a noun meaning "struggle".  Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran 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 Mujahedeen.  Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims.  A minority among the Sunni scholars sometimes refer to this duty as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status.  In Twelver Shi'a Islam, however, Jihad is one of the 10 Practices of the Religion.
  4. 4. Jihad in Islam A term meaning "struggle"; used without any qualifiers it is generally understood in the West to refer to a "holy war" on behalf of Islam.
  5. 5. Muslims use the word in a religious context to refer to three types of struggles  An internal struggle to maintain faith The struggle to improve the Muslim society The struggle to defend Islam.
  6. 6. Origin  The mandates of “Jihad” were being sent down at Medina 2 A.H.  Jihad is traced back to the words and actions of Muhammad and the Quran.  The Quran, never uses the term Jihad for fighting and combat in the name of Allah  The struggle for Jihad in the Quran was originally intended for the nearby neighbors of the Muslims  But as time passed and more enemies arose, the Quranic statements supporting Jihad were updated for the new adversaries.
  7. 7. Kinds of Jihad
  8. 8. Jihad Bil Qalb/Nafs Jihad of the heart 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).
  9. 9. Jihad bil yad Jihad by the hand refers to choosing to do what is right and to combat injustice and what is wrong with action.
  10. 10. Jihad by the tongue (jihad bil lisan), writing Concerned with speaking and writing the truth and spreading the word of Islam with one's tongue.
  11. 11. Jihad with wealth
  12. 12. AND STRIVE WITH YOUR WEALTH AND YOUR LIFE IN THE PATH OF ALLAH (Suraah Tooba 41)
  13. 13. Jihad Bil Saif Jihad by the sword 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
  14. 14. JIHAD IS NOT  Jihad is not a violent concept.  Jihad is not a declaration of war against other religions.  Military action in the name of Islam  Warfare in the name of God is not unique to Islam.
  15. 15. Ibn Habbaan narrates: The Messenger of Allah was asked about the best jihad. He said: “The best jihad is the one in which your horse is slain and your blood is spilled.” [Al Baqarah 15] "The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive Sultan [ruler]."
  16. 16. Refernces http://iislamic.blogspot.com/2011/06/jihad-islamic-term-is- religious-duty-of.html http://www.ips.org.pk/islam-and-the-west/994-the-law-of-war-and- concept-of-jihad-in-islam http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal- rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html?start=9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihad Islamiat ( compulsory ) Book by Mufti Munib- ur- Rehman
  17. 17. Thank You Any Questions

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