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The Meaning of Jihad , Let no Islamic propagandists mislead you

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Submitted by Jacob, the Copt (United States), Jun 15, 2002 at 09:37

By: The US Copts' Youth Committee

Some say Jihad means "Holy War" yet others claim that it means an "Internal struggle for a spiritual growth" but what does it realy mean?

We will not add our personal understanding nor provide a non-Muslim source, instead we will quote directly from the Quran being distributed freely in the USA.

Source: "The Noble Qur'an" In the English Language

translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali

Published by Al Haramain Islamic Foundation

Islamic Educational center of America

1257 Siskiyou Bldv. Number 212 Ashland, Oregon. 97520 USA
Phone: (541) 482-1116

On page 70 and commenting on verse 190 of Surah No. 2 (Al Baqarah "The Cow") of the Qur'an we read the follwoing:
Quote:

Al-Jihad (Holy Fighting) in Allah's cause (With full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars (on which it stands). By Jihad Islam is established, Allah's Word is made superior, (His Word being La ilaha illallah whiche means none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and His religion (Islam) is propagated. By Abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty or not in his innermost heart wish to fulfil this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite"

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And we have no further comments except for saying that this is what is being distributed for free in the USA.

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