Jihad Essay

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  • Jihad : The World Is Mindful Of The Term `` Jihad ``

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    group in the world yet controversial, the world is mindful of the term “Jihad”. The term has been coined and implemented negatively by the extremists in the name of Islam resulting in a shaken misbalance in the Islamic as well as in the rest of the world. In the light of recent events, the Arabic word “Jihad” has gained vital attention. The reason I chose this word is to make a little effort providing true and basic insight of jihad as described in Islam. Most people are aware of this term, use and criticize

  • Disadvantages Of Jihad

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    INTRODUCTION: Indeed, jihad is one of the important topics to be discussed. This is because jihad has a high position in the life of Muslims in order to build and maintain strength. Without jihad, Muslims will be threatened, and even more alarming, if the Muslims have abandoned the duty of jihad from their agenda whether in terms of external, internal, thought and culture. Therefore, Muslims must prepare themselves for jihad. But as we see, jihad has been misinterpreted and consequently cause negative

  • Jihad the True Meaning

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    The beauty of Jihad is hidden behind the supposed meaning which is “holy war” in actuality there is so much more to jihad, it is a way in which Muslims can struggle and strive for our creator Allah (swt). What makes me sad is the misinterpretation of the word; the media has made it look like a militaristic concept when in reality it is to struggle in the name of Allah (swt) and Islam. Hopefully reading this will help us better understand the word Jihad. The types of Jihad maybe the key to actually

  • The Pros And Cons Of Jihad

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    What Jihad is Jihad is not the armed struggle that many think it is. Jihad is a personal requirement for all Muslims to promote Islam and that can take various forms. Not all are capable of armed struggle and so it can manifest itself in demonstrations, apologists, but the requirement is always there. For those that have travelled in Muslim countries, they will have lost count of being stopped and asked if they want to convert to Islam – that was the individual’s own Jihad. The type of Jihad in the

  • Islam and Jihad Essay

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    The Arabic word Jihad literally means "holy struggle". It is not holy war. War is war. No war can be holy. The blood of humans is holy and sacred. The Quran says unjust killing of one man means the killing of the whole mankind. What is just killing and what is unjust killing. When some body kills a man without any reason or justification it is unjust killing. When the judge gives the capital punishment to this murderer and issues the order of his death, it is a just killing. Similarly, when

  • Argumentative Essay On Jihad

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    in American culture, presenting a pressing issue for Muslim-Americans resulting in discrimination socioculturally. Americans are ignorant as to comprehend the definition of the Islamic term, Jihad, clouding their judgment into accepting the culture of Muslims living beside them. Merriam Dictionary defines jihad as a holy war waged as the religious duty in the name of Islam, but “just north of ten percent of Muslims worldwide support and sanction religiously motivated violence against civilians.” As

  • Jihad and the World Essay

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    attacks, declaring Jihad against the United States of America. Jihad is a religious duty of Muslims, the word Jihad means “struggle”. There are two general understanding of Jihad that can be found in the Quran. First, the greater Jihad is the struggle of each individual against their personal struggles of self development and maintenance of their standard of personal belief and daily routine. Muslims should concentrate in their everyday life

  • Essay on The Real Meanings of Jihad

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    The concept of Jihad was not widely known in the western world before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Since then, the word has been woven into what our media and government feed us along with notions of Terrorism, Suicide Bombings, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and now, Jihad. Our society hears exhortations resounding from the Middle East calling the people to rise up in Jihad and beat back the imperialist Americans. Yet, if we try to peel back all of these complex

  • Terrorism by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad

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    Terrorism by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad Brandin P. Lea SCTY 488 – Terrorism and Homeland Security December 26, 2010 Professor Eric Witcher Abstract It has been the case that over the duration that mankind has graced the planet there has been group’s hell bent on enacting their beliefs and values upon the rest of the world. As time has passed there have been many times that these groups have changed the face of the planet permanently. You can look at any organized religious group and

  • The meaning and Concepts of Jihad Essay

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    The Holy of Holy Wars: Jihad In light of recent events in the global community, one word that is used frequently but rarely truly understood is the Islamic word Jihad. Jihad has become a very volatile word, so it is necessary that those who use it should understand exactly what it means, what it entails, and what significance it has in current global events. There are many interpretations of the word Jihad, but the most common literal translation from Arabic to English is "struggle." Many