Jihad in Islam

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					Jihad in Islam
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,
Order, Harmony, and Integrity
Within one’s soul and society
       Definition of Jihad

Jihad=J-h-d; to strive, to achieve a goal
          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
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
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
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
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)
What is the proper jihad for today’s
- Education
- Communication
            Sources Used

Questions and Answers
Kuran: 22.40, 22.41, 9.20, 4.95, 5.35, 29.69,
22.39, 2.190.

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