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For the Mullah Rizfi and his lesson in Arabic and the word jihad

Reader comment on item: What is Jihad?
in response to reader comment: WHO WILL TELL ABOUT JIHAD ?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 8, 2007 at 08:04

My dear Mullah Mo you wrote

>meaning of jihad is "to try" or "to tend"

Bogus. You have the audacity to explain a word in a language that you did admit that you do not know and it is Arabic that is and I doubt very much that you know Arabic grammar or can read a book of nahw or an Arabic lnaguage qamoos but we infidels can. So here is your lesson in Arabic for today

Based on Sibawayhe's concept of F3L ( one can also use the Form verb system 11-1V) the Arabic root JHD (jeem, heh, dal) has the following stems:

1. Yujahid or YUFA3IL and here we have the following words:

Yujahid means he fights holy war

Mujahid means holy fighter

Jihad means holy war

2. Yajtahid or YAFTA3IL and a very different stem now we have the following words

Yajtahid means he strives to improve

Mujtahid means he who strives to improve

Ijtihad means striving to improve

3. Yijhad or YIF3AL and from this stem we have the following words

Yijhad means he is working as hard as he can

Majhood means he is he is exerting himself as in let us say working too hard

Juhd means strain

And those ignorant of the Arabic language have no clue about the root system and the stems and about the fact that strives to improve means Ijtihad and not Jihad and that the word Jihad means holy war and Juhd means strain and these words have nothing in common except a common root JHD

Your command of Arabic is bogus and shame on you for posting more nonsense

For readers interested in a good Qamoos (Arabic language dictionary) and want to read more about the root JHD and cannot read Arabic I suggest Hans Wehr dictionary and see pages 142 and 143 and for those interested in Sibawayhe's F3L concept and basic Arabic nahw or grammar please see Jane Wightwick and Mahmood Gaafar's "Arabic Verbs and Essentials of Arabic Grammar" and see pages 38, 39 for an introduction to Form Verbs used here in the West versus using using the "presnt tense pattern" used by Arabic language speakers.

For those of you interested in reading more about what is really Jihad I suggest:

1. For those that can read Arabic the source is Malik's Kitab al-Jihad

2. "JIhad the origin of Holy War in Islam" by Reuven Firestone

3. "JIhad in classical and modern islam" by Rudolph Peters

Now feel free to prove me wrong

But again you are here defending Arabian imperialism and Islam that brutlalized your ancestors and for this I say: shame

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