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aroojali
01-05-2016, 07:09 AM
any one can tell me what is the true meaning of jihad according to ahadees mubarak and Quran .
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greenhill
01-05-2016, 09:11 AM
Without looking at the references, in a nut shell, jihad is the personal quest to improve oneself. The continuous battle against the trappings of life to do God's bidding.

Mostly misrepresented by western media to mean go kill non muslims which is furthest from the truth. This misrepresentation is further distorted by plucking random verses (out of context) to support their claim.

To me, it just means a personal strife to improve oneself.

:peace:
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M.I.A.
01-05-2016, 01:57 PM
http://www.islamicboard.com/world-af...ml#post2868650

...this is a form of jihad.

Although without a rebuttal it counts for nothing.

Allah swt raises and lowers as he wills.

I would like to believe the rebuttal is with Allah swt if it is not with man.
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Moshy
01-05-2016, 04:06 PM
Jihad is fighting in the way of Allah

"Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors." (Quran 2:190)

It can also be a spiritual struggle within oneself against sin, not only armed combat.

btw its not about killing innocents
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Snel
01-05-2016, 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by greenhill
Without looking at the references, in a nut shell, jihad is the personal quest to improve oneself. The continuous battle against the trappings of life to do God's bidding.

Mostly misrepresented by western media to mean go kill non muslims which is furthest from the truth. This misrepresentation is further distorted by plucking random verses (out of context) to support their claim.

To me, it just means a personal strife to improve oneself.

:peace:
What you said yourself is a misrepresentation of the word. There is Jihad al-nafs but there is also fighting for the sake of Allah in battle.
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InToTheRain
01-06-2016, 03:42 PM
"True Jihad in Islam is only fulfilled if the mujahid, in a state of armed struggle against a combatant non-believer, hates his [combatant's] disbelief and hostility but loves for him guidance more than he loves fighting him." - Syed Habib Ali al-Jifri (Hafidhahullah)
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greenhill
01-06-2016, 05:08 PM
...like to wish for others what you would wish for yourself. . .and if you could, wish for others better than for yourself (what would that be?):hmm:

All that said, the jihad above 'sounds' like a type of jihad that is a bond amongst brothers to fight when they fight you or cruelly oppress. In other words, there's no jihad if we go and incite wars. I pray I'm not grossly mistaken.

:peace:
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InToTheRain
01-06-2016, 11:48 PM
:salam: Bro :)

Jihad as you have mentioned is struggling for the sake of Allah Most High. There are 2 main aspects:

1) Tassawuf which basically means Tazkiyah al-nafs. This would be what you mentioned about struggling to improve oneself; inner equilibrium. A Sufi is one who uses a Tariqa and Silsilla to do this.
2) To attain external equilibrium one uses Shariah. This is not just about improving oneself but society and helping the people around you be they Muslims or Non-Muslims. It's also a duty on Muslims to spread the message.

Do we need to do Jihad on the West to spread the message? No because they are letting us preach... although there are various hurdles.
There are people with power that are causing corruption on earth due to their greed and it's affecting everyone. ISIS/Daesh should be seen as nothing but another foreign occupier in Muslim land and it is undoubtedly a false flag operation. Thanks to them many have declared open season in Syria.

"And when it is said to them, "Do not cause corruption on the earth," they say, "We are but reformers." Verse (2:11)

^ Sounds like foreign policy to me

But Physical Jihad in the way of Allah Most High is not for oneself (fame), supremacy, worldly gains and other materialistic reasons; but it is done in order to restore the balance when it is transgressed. it was Mohammad :saws: who encouraged a pluralistic Society. And when the limits where transgressed he applied Sharia.

Regarding what Syed Habib Ali Jifri said; it reminded me that even when we fight physically we are doing it not for our own pleasure and had there been more amicable ways to resolve it we would. For example Salahuddin Ayyubi (Saladin) is noted in the books of history to have given medical help to his opponent Richard the Lion-Heart of England, who was seriously ill during the Crusades. He sent his own doctor and personally supervised Richard's treatment until he became well. Here is more on that war:
https://seekerofthesacredknowledge.w...-from-baghdad/

The nature of a Muslim in physical battle is not one born out of hatred for his enemy but for in order to serve others for the sake of Allah Most High. So much so that this chivalrous nature was recognized by the crusaders; they held Muslims in high esteem even though they were conquered by them. I can give many more examples but the sad fact is there are some Muslims who do not understand more about Islam than the crusaders these days.
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Zafran
01-07-2016, 01:22 AM
salaam

There is a Jihad al nafs and then there is Jihad of defending your home, or stopping tyranny - Jihad without a doubt has a physical component. Just because crazy groups like the Taliban and Isis claim Jihad - does not mean we forget that aspect. Indeed saladin, Imam shamil of chechnya, abdul qadir al Jazari of algeria and Omar Mukhatar of Libya are good examples of that.

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