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True Definition of Jihad...Point by Point

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Submitted by Zahid Hussain Palana (India), Aug 12, 2006 at 15:10

1. Jihad is being ordered only by IMAM who is in PARDA ,ie ,though HE is present among us but we dont know who HE is.

2. The jihadi army should consist of 313 persons .

3. The mode of Jihad is defensive and not offensive.

4. Jihad is being performed when all the efforts to restore peace fails and the opponent become deadly to kill you.

5. Jihad is being performed when there is attack on ISLAM. It should be noted that attack on ISLAM is not necessarily attack on MUSLIMS and similarly attack on MUSLIMS is not necessarily attack on ISLAM.

6. In Jihad if the opponent wants to run from battlefield let him go and dont chase him.

7. Dont kill the innocents whether they being men, women, children.

8. According to ISLAM killing of an innocent person is like killing the whole world. And similarly saving a single person is like saving the whole world. This is what ISLAM teaches.

9. When Moula Ali (A.S.) was the Khalifa of the Arab world, he sent a letter to his governor, Malik E Ushtar, who was on his way to EGYPT telling him that "You will find two types of people there (EGYPT). One will be your religious brother and the other one will be people like your face, body, etc. You have to treat the first one as your religious brother and the other one as Human Being without any discrimination

This what ISLAM teaches. It never say that go and have the bloodshed. And just becoz some Muslims do something and call it Jihad or whatever, it doesn't mean that the ISLAM has given them the right to do such acts of violence. If you really know what ISLAM is, go through the QURAN, HADEES of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) (PBUHAHP), and Nahjul Balagha (Book of Moula Ali (A.S.) containing his semons and letters).

And I want make clear Dr.Fahad that when somebody make attack on you and if you survive, then only you have the right to take the revenge and nobody else. and in that case also One shot against One shot and it immaterial whether the damage done to the other person is more or less than you had suffered. And suppose if you die then only your legal heirs have the right to take revenge and in that case also One shot against One shot.

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