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Answer to 1st question : Haven't you heard Google yet?

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Jan 16, 2006 at 07:54

1. Could you translate the following words from Arabic to English?:

Mujahid , Mujtahid, Ijtihad, Jihad, Yajtahid, Yujahid.

Here is the answer:

Mujahid means a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be a jihad.
Ijtihad means Reasoned deduction, the principle by which laws established in the Quran or the Sunnah are adopted to new circumstances.
Jihad: Religious war.
Yujahid also means participating in a jihad (holy war)
Yajtahid also means ijtahad.
Mujtahid means those who can understand the language of Holy Qur'an completely
according to the rules of Arabic grammar and its indications.

I am familiar all those words as a Muslim. If you read my earlier comments I always describe myself as an ordinary Muslim, not a Islamic scholar. I am just an example that any Muslim has enough information to debate on controversial issues with other people of scriptures (Jews and Christians). Why, because I read Quran as I am supposed to do.
But I've never claimed that I am an Arab. I don't know how you reached such a conclusion. Muslims are not supposed to be an Arab. Haven't you seen Muslims coming from 170 different countries to Mecca for Hajj on TV?

All Muslims pray in Arabic. They listen to Quran in Arabic. This is another unity among Muslims. They can pray together wherever they are. Hajj is just one example. Of course, we can read translation of Quran in any language.

By the way, even if you ask any Westerner he/she might find translations of those words easily. Haven't you heard Google yet? Just type "Mujtahid means" as search keywords. Then you will get a lot of information about it. We are at the internet age.

I will be very pleased to answer your other questions in my next coming comments.

Nuray
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