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Submitted by Eli Starr (United States), Nov 1, 2002 at 21:46

I enjoyed reading your article but have some reservation on the explanation of meaning of the word jihad in Arabic.
Jihad in Arabic means "the one who put all his efforts in executing a plan." JAHADA is the verb. In Islam it was used as the faithful who put all their efforts in achieving the objective of Islam, that is fighting the nonbelievers and not resting unless achieving victory of
expending the Words of Allah to all parts of the world.

Lots of examples in the Qura'an, and Al-Hadeeth.
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