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The Mullah Ahmed and the word Jihad and the word Ijtihad

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 22, 2008 at 06:45

Our dear Mullah Ahmed wrote

>However, his interpretation of the term Jihad is only one of many, and Jihad doesn't just mean Holy war,

You must pardon me our dear Mullah but you are ignorant as the word jihad really means holy war and for the root JHD please check my little chat with another Mullah just like you who does not know Arabic just like you

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/88866

Now feel free to prove me wrong and the following will not be accepted as evidence:

1. wikipedia

2. I Mullah Ahmed said so

3. Pakistani Muslim web sites

4. Zakir Naik so

5. My Mullah said so

The following will be accepted as evidence

1. Ma3ajim wa qawamees al-lugha al-3arabiya eg: Lisan al-3Arab

2. The Mulism masora

I will be looking forward to your reply with great anticipation

>and Muslims don't just stick to that one interpretation.

Really? So now you are saying that jihad really means holy war. Right?

>Jihad means first, and foremost "strive" or "struggle"

No it does not. Jihad means holy war. Now the word ijtihad means strive (to improve) or struggle (to improve) but for those wannabe Arabs and Pakistanis that have no clue about the root system in al-nahw al-3arabi wa al-qawa3id (oh no I do not translate Arabic for wannabe Arabs so are you a wannabe arab or a Pakistani our dear Mullah?) they cannot get it that the words jihad and ijtihad come from the same root JHD but both words belong to different stems and this is what makes all the difference.

How come you did not know that our dear Mullah? I urge you to abndon Islam and the imperialism of the Arabs. ...

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