What the Islamic scriptures really say about jihad and violence ?

What the Islamic scriptures really say about jihad and violence?

 

For years Islamic terrorists have justified their actions as being compelled by their faith. Osama Bin Laden reportedly thanked Allah when he heard the news of this week’s attack. Other terrorist groups invoke Islam as well. Hezbollah, the name of one militant group, is the Arabic word for Party of God; Hamas is the Islamic Resistance Movement.

Are the terrorists who cite the Qur’an distorting the spirit of the religion or depicting its emphasis accurately? Here are several of the Qur’an passages most frequently cited, and analysis from Islamic scholars.

On Jihad or “Holy War”

Chapter 2, verse 190: Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors.

This portion of the Qur’an was written in about 606 C.E., when the Prophet Muhammad and his followers were under attack in the city of Medinah, says
Imam Yahya Hendi,

a Qur’anic scholar who is the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University. There, they had established their own state. But various coalitions of non-Muslim tribes–including Christians, Jews, atheists and animists–continued to go to war with them. This portion of the Qur’an explains their reasoning behind striking back.
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American Convert goes through JIHAD – “I lost my wife, house and guest house” – Dr. Laurence Brown

 

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Many a times, we find that people convert to Islam but they are unaware of how to handle some of the problems that they face. In this video Dr. Brown shares with the viewers the problems he faced, and how he dealt with them. He also advises those looking to accept Islam on how to face these problems.

This is a Must watch!!! This is an incredible story and will help uplift and give hope to anyone who is going through a hard time in life after listening to this story you wont feel so bad any more and your sprits and eman should rise back up.
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Types of Jihad

http://www.islamonline.net/

First, we would like to state that Islam does not call for violence; rather it abhors all forms of violence and terrorism, whether against Muslims or non-Muslims. Islam, moreover, calls for peace, cooperation, and maintaining justice, and provides for the happiness and welfare of humanity as a whole. This fact is declared in the Qur’an when Allah says: “Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that ye may receive admonition.” (An-Nahl: 90)

Islam makes it obligatory upon Muslims to stand by the oppressed regardless of their race, color, religion or affiliation and say NO to the oppressor and ask him to respond to the voice of reason and justice.

Jihad is not restricted to fighting aggressive forces. Rather, there are various kinds that most of people are not aware of. For example, striving against the evil desires of the soul is a kind of jihad that every Muslim should carry out.

For more elaboration on the point, we cite the following fatwa issued by Sheikh M. S. Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi Islamic lecturer and author:

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What is Jihad?

A lot of people think, due to lack of knowledge, that Jihad is terrorism. This is how this word is actually portrayed and perceived nowadays. But, in reality, Jihad is the exact opposite of terrorism.

 

A war is started to conquer a piece of land, destroy a nation, enslave people and take control of resources and possessions, as we see it happening in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir.

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