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The word Jihad and Sheikh Ahmad

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 1, 2008 at 07:19

Mullah Ahmad wrote

>Very few people have a full understanding what 'Jihad' means.

Really? And why is that?

>Most are ready to accept that it means war, or 'Holy war'.

Jihad means holy war. . Hint: Qawamees wa ma3ajim al-lugha al-3arabiya and the Muslim masora. Oh I forgot: mujahid means holy warrior, yujahid means he fights a holy war and jihad means holy war.Now prove me wrong.

> There are those also know who that it means 'to strive',

Wrong. Ijtihad means striving. Yajtahid means he strives, mujtahid means he who strives

>or 'struggle',

No wrong. The word here would be juhd (majhood and yijhad)

Hint: roots and stems of JHD

> yet for some reason feel more comfortable with it meaning only war, or fighting.

Because it means holy war

>When Allah says 'Jaheedu, Fis sabiallah'

No it is: Jahidu fi sabeel Allah

>"strive in the way of Allah, with your persons, and property".

Really? so where does it say in the Qur'an: ijtahidu fi sabeel Allah bi anfusakum wa amwalakum Let me help you: you will never find such aya in the Qur'an

>( for those of you who wish to argue with me over transliteration, please note there is no correct form of transliteration in Arabic, it's simply a tool to help non arabic speaking people correctly pronounce arabic words)

Wrong again. Here in the US the standard is the Chicago manual of style

>He didn't soley mean physical fighting.

Therefore you are saying that the word Jihad really means holy war too. So much for Muslim logic

>What is meant by Surah 9:111 is that those who have the utmost faith in Allah place Allah's will above thier own desires, and the worth of thier property, even thier own lives. It doesn't mean go out and blow yourself up, but it simply means living for God.

Really? your Allah is saying: yuqatiluna fi sabeeli allah fayuqtiluun wa yuqtaluun. He is saying to you to go out and kill and be killed in his cause. And why would your Allah want you to kill or be killed when he can make us all Muslims at the blink of an eye unless your Allah does not exist or he is not omnipotent. So which one is it?

>If Allah in the Qur'an tells me to give up drinking, eating pork, and sleeping around with women, then for me to do that would be submitting to Allah's will. And it would be a struggle, because I was raised in Louisiana, and I grew up eating pork. So it was a struggle for me to give up a food I grew up enjoying for my faith. I was never much of a drinker, so that wasn't all to difficult.

Oh so not eating pork is your struggle aka jihad? are you for real?

>Every day is a struggle (Jihad) We struggle to do good at our jobs, struggle to maintain our faith, and we strive to over come all sorts of barriers that attempt to block our paths to our final goals.

It is sad when good minds go to waste

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