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The other Jihad

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Submitted by Terrence (Australia), Feb 28, 2009 at 08:32

I'd like to add to what Jodie said about Jihad. There is the other Jihad that is conveniently left out by all Islam critics and forgotten by many Muslims too I must say. Every Muslim is required to fight against his or her inner self. The Prophet identified this as the 'greater Jihad' as opposed to fighting against an external enemy which he had termed as the 'lesser Jihad'.

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