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Submitted by Shakeel Shaikh (United Arab Emirates), Nov 13, 2007 at 10:31

Meaning of jihad is fight within himself it could be anything self improvement,fight against vices,or refrain from what a person wants to do most.Lifting arms and fighting in the name of Islam is not Jihad. Islam gives permission to lift arms against anyone who has set to destroy another and then they have to self protect them for survival.There are lot misconceptions about JIhad and they way it is portayed

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