Saturday, June 3, 2017

What Is Jihad?

What is jihad? "Jihad" is an Arabic word meaning "struggle," and thus may be applied to a variety of forms of physical, emotional, or spiritual exertion. In its religious context, however, the most relevant form of jihad is devoted to violently subjugating non-Muslims. Robert Spencer discusses the issue.

5 comments:

Robert Gorter said...

I am very appreciative that you guys put up this information and I applaude you for the thorough studies you did and a fair analysis... keep going please

Andrew said...

Bravo. This should be compulsory viewing for everyone.

B F said...

Let's face it...in this day and age if anyone still thinks that the true meaning of Jihad is NOT waging war on infidels then they are living with their head in the sand.

Great work on the site. Very much appreciate what you're doing.

Beth Tharpe said...

I was researching the word "Zakat" to try and figure out what portion of the Zakat actually goes to Jihad and read that a person on Jihad does not pay Zakat. This makes the definition of Jihad in that statement have to mean that it refers to a small group of people who are engaged in the most violent of Jihads in my opinion. If you were having a jihad on the habit of smoking and it was just cause for not paying the Zakat, I suspect that there would be more smokers. A former Muslim told me that 1/13 of the Zakat was set aside for Jihad but I never found a secondary source for that.

Paul Morris said...

it is not easy to find the quote (seems to have gotten lost on the web), Sera 5:32-33.I need the exact quote for posterity
In Jeshua,Paul