Jihad literally means "struggle" or "resisting". Within an Islamic perspective, it is "striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)"

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Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? And what about lesser jihad?

Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? I've heard people talk about Ramadan as a month that's meant to be peaceful, but I'm worried that they may be Christians who think that if Christmas ...
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

After the Brussels attack, ISIS released a video that said this,"Every Muslim who is well aware of the history of Islam, knows that the holy war against infidels is an integral part of Islam, and ...
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Islam and the enslavement of children: Punishing the sons for the sins of the fathers

This questions is not a duplicate of this one or this one. For those who don't know the story of Banu Qurayza, I can point to the wikipedia article which, while not being my primary source, is ...
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Is it a duty for able Muslim men to implement shariah in whatever country they are in?

Brothers have told me it is obligatory, really need to know.
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What were the rules of engagement in Islam in the first centuries after Muhammad?

Did Islam have some rules of engagement in military conflicts, concerning women, children and old men? Were there any rules for not touching them after conquering a city or territory? Did Muhammad ...
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Is dawah a type of jihad?do both have equal reward?

Jihad means struggle( correct me if i am wrong).can dawah be considered a type of jihad?
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The Sharia of Terrorists vs The actual Sharia

One of my friends were asking me what these terrorists were trying to achieve. I told him about Sharia, Jihad and how they have their own Sharia, which is completely twisted and all. I told him, they ...
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Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient for a country to be a target of lesser jihad?

Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient reason for a country to be the target of lesser jihad? For example, as far as I know Cambodia hasn't attacked any Muslim countries, and currently allows ...
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Is sexual jihad sanctioned by Islam? Or is it a perversion? [duplicate]

Sexual jihad is supposed to be the participation of non-combatant women in voluntarily offering themselves in sexual comfort roles to men fighting for the establishment of Islamic rule. Is this an ...
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Would fighting for one's country be termed as “jihad”?

If I want to serve my country by serving in the armed forces will it be called jihad? Case 1 : If country is a Muslim country and fight is against a non-Muslim country. Case 2: If country is a ...
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Why such hatred toward Jews? [closed]

I know that this is a sensitive question, especially in the current times we are facing, but I honestly asking and have no intention of arousing anger, only discussion. My question is: Why is there ...
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Confusion in regards the spread of Islam!

I have been doing some research in regards to how Islam was spread, which has left me confused on one point. In summary, some sources suggest that Islam has only been spread in scenarios of self ...
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What is the etymology of the word “jihad?” [duplicate]

Specifically, was this word in use in the Arabic language before Islam? If so, how was it used? Did it have a holy connotation or was the word a generic term for all kinds of struggles? Can this word ...
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Is the word “jihad” specific to holy struggles or is it a generic word? [duplicate]

For example, if I was talking about struggling with math homework, or I was at war with another country for purely economic reasons, would the word 'jihad" be appropriate? By definition, does the word ...
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if women are not to be harmed in wars, how were there females taken as war booty?

I have heard that its prohibited to hurt women, children and those who are not fighting you, during wars. But we still hear that women were taken as slaves during war, and they were distributed as ...
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What is the way to win over lust, anger, fear, tension, ego?

I believe "lust", "anger", "fear", "tension" and "ego" are main internal enemies of human. Does Islam provide a way to win over these enemies? If yes what is that way?
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Did Muslims behead males of Banu Qurayza?

I read somewhere that Muslims beheaded 400-900 males of Banu Qurayza after they were defeated in war. Is there any reliable reference supporting this claim? Update: This incident is allegedly ...
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Does Sura 61:4 refer to defense or offense?

Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly. Surah 61:4 This ayah refers to 'those who fight', and they are contrasted with those ...
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Jihad al nafs: Why did Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) called it the greatest jihad?

Why did Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) called Jihad-al-Nafs the greatest jihad. Is it because its the most difficult struggle?
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Is beheading non Muslim prisoners-of-war allowed in Islam?

Is it allowable for an Islamic nation to behead prisoners it captures in a war (like how ISIS has captured and beheaded an American)? Is there any Quranic or hadith justification for this?
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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

I heard about Jihad Al-Nikah in television and radio, especially in the Syrian war which Saudi cleric gave a fatwa about it. Does it exist in Islam ?
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Is struggling from a disease to remain committed on the path of God “greater jihad”?

I am suffering from ADHD and I am also autistic. I can be called intelligent but I struggle a lot on personal and mental level due to these problems. My mind is like a fire cracker, new and sometimes ...
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Can prisoners of War be killed?

The following verse rebukes the prophet pbuh of ransoming the prisoners of war, so does it mean that prisoners of war should be executed "It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of ...
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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

I've often heard it said that in Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion, apostasy (without involving seditious acts) is a crime for which there is no earthly punishment. I haven't seen a reference for this though. ...
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Freedom of belief: How do you reconcile these two?

The issue of freedom of belief has been a recurrent topic of debate in Islam. For example, Qur'an 10:99 states: And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them entirely....
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How can Muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” at the same time?

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih ...
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How the conflict between these two verse of Quran can be solved?

First verse says: And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from ...
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Is Jihad obligatory for all Muslims?

As the question states is Jihad an obligation for all Muslims? And if so, are there different forms of Jihad which Muslims can perform?
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What is the real meaning and connotation of 'Jihad?'

From my days in a Christian seminary, I was taken to understand that there is a "lesser jihad" (the term most Americans assume is meant) and a "greater jihad" (which is the struggle against one's own ...
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How many wars did the Prophet (SAW) lead?

During the time of the Prophet (SAW) government in Medina, how many wars did he lead? I have heard that the Prophet (SAW) was involved in more than 100 wars. Are these statistics correct? What is ...
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How can I identify and fight the Baqiyah Muslims according to this verse?

this verse of Quran says if two group of Muslims fought each other, Muslims should fight against the Baqiyah group. but problem is usually both group claim the other side is Baqiyah group. according ...