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Jihad means holy war The lesser jihad hadith? It is spurious

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 17, 2016 at 07:32

I only read Islamic literary sources in Arabic and in this case the primary source would be Ibn Manzur's dictionary Lisan al-Arab and here is the root J-H-D and the meaning of the word Jihad from the earliest and most important classical Arabic dictionary Use googletranslate (It is not the best but you will get an idea about what the root J-H-D is all about)

http://wiki.dorar-aliraq.net/lisan-alarab/%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%AF

And then google and read Ibn Kathir's exegesis of Q2:216 and Q9:5 and you will realize that Jihad means only holy war BTW never use translations Read the text in Arabic and use a translation tool as Muslims are known to edit texts in translations to English for obvious reasons

More? As for the Hadith about the "smaller/lesser jihad" and the "greater jihad" which is often quoted by liars from Pakistan and India and is never quoted by Arabs (who know very well that jihad means holy war) This hadith is of no use because

1. This hadith is not included in any of the authoritative collections of the Ahadith

2. This hadith when you read it is regarded as spurious

Oh you don't believe me? Read Peters Islam and Colonialism page 118

https://www.amazon.com/Islam-Colonialism-Studies-English-Literature/dp/9027933472

Only way to fight a lie is to expose the liar with what the Arabs call al-Daleel wa al-Burhan or with evidence from their primary Islamic literary sources

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