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You misunderstood what is Jihad?

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Submitted by Dr. Fahad (Pakistan), Jul 31, 2006 at 12:30

YOU PEOPLE MISUNDERSTOOD WHAT JIHAD REALY MEANS? JIHAD MEANS SUPERIORITY OF ISLAM, IT DOES NOT INCLUDE TERRORISM, JIHAD IS WHAT OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) (PBUH), TOLD US, WHEN ONLY 313 MUSLIMS (INCLUDING, CHILDREN & OLD) WERE AGAINST AN ARMY OF 1000 FULLY EQUIPED MEN OF PAGANS. AND EVEN THEN OUR PROPHET SAID, DO NOT HURT ANY TREES, DO NOT HURT PEOPLE WITHOUT WEAPONS, DO NOT HURT ANY CHILD, DO NOT HURT ANY WOMEN, THIS IS WHAT JIHAD REALLY IS.

JIHAD IS WHEN AFTER 20 YEARS PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) WENT BACK TO MECCAH FROM MADINA, SAID; NO ONE SHOULD BE HURT, BUT ISLAM MEANS PEACE AND PEACE IS FOR ALL, AND HATRED IS FOR NONE.

YOU PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT JIHAD, THE WORD JIHAD MEANS, TO FIGHT FOR ISLAM, AND YOU PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW, IN ISLAM, A MUSLIM IS NOT ALLOWED TO KILL ANY ONE, MUSLIM OR NON-MUSLIM, UNTIL AND UNLESS THAT OTHER PERSON IS HIS DEADLIEST ENEMY. AND EVEN THEN, A MUSLIM IS NOT ALLOWED TO FIGHT WITH HIM, UNTIL HE STARTS THE FIGHT.

AND NOW FOR THOSE FEW NAMES YOU WROTE ABOVE, WHAT ISRAEL IS DOING IN PALESTINE IS IT RIGHT? WHAT IS BEING DONE IN KASHMIR IS IT RIGHT? WHY DID AMERICA ATTACK IRAQ, DID AMERICA HAD ANY SOLID REASON? NO REASON NO ANSWER. EVEN NEWTON'S LAW OF MOTION SAID. "TO EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EVEN OPPOSITE REACTION". WHEN YOU ARE KILLING PALESTINEANS WITHOUT ANY REASON THEN HOW DO YOU EXPECT THEM TO MEET YOU WITH HAPPY FACES?

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TERRORISM IN ISLAM OR JIHAD, ITS JUST YOUR MISCONCEPTION. A MISCONCEPTION THAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE CREATED, JUST ASK YOUR HEART AND TELL.. ISLAM WAS SENT TO EARTH FOR ALL HUMANITY, AND THE LITERAL MEANING OF ISLAM IS PEACE. NOW IS THERE ANY TERRORISM IN PEACE? AND REMEMBER, THESE TERRORIST, THESE ARE NOT MUSLIMS. MUSLIMS ARE THOSE IN PALESTINE, MUSLIMS ARE THOSE IN KASHMIR, MUSLIMS ARE THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS, AND NOT THOSE WHO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE TO SHOW A BAD IMAGE OF ISLAM INFRONT OF THE WORLD.

I HOPE YOUR CONCEPT IS CLEAR NOW, AND I REPEAT MY SAME QUESTION, TO ANY BODY WHO READS THIS COMMENT,

"HOW CAN A RELIGION ALLOW TERRORISM, WHEN IN THE BEGINNING, AN ARMY CONSISTING OF MERELY 313 PEOPLE HAVING FEW HORSES AND A VERY FEW NUMBER OF CAMELS, WAS UPAGAINST AN ARMY OF 1000 MEN, WHO WERE FULLY EQUIPED; EVEN THEN, OUR PROPHET SAID, DONT HURT TREES, DO NOT HURT CHILDREN, DO NOT HURT MEN WITHOUT WEAPONS, DO NOT HURT ANY WOMEN, AND ONLY FIGHT TO THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU." ? (THE WAR WAS STARTED FROM THE PAGANS AND NOT THE MUSLIMS)

JUST ANSWER MY QUESTION, IF YOU REALLY THINK ISLAM AND THE MUSLIM WORLD IS TERRORIST.

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