Questions tagged [jihad]

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 Islam really a religion of peace?

I would like to ask, is Islam really a religion of peace? My question arises because, why in some of your Quranic verses does Allah encourage you to kill specially those who do not believe in Islam? ...
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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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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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What is stronger in Islam: freedom of belief or a call to exterminate the Pagans and jihad?

What is stronger in Islam: freedom of belief (2:256) or a call to exterminate the Pagans (9:5) and jihad? Sorry, if I did somehow misunderstand or asked.
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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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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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Why is Islam linked to terrorism and violence by global media? [closed]

Islam claims itself as the ideology of peace. (“ …whosoever killeth a human…, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of ...
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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 proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad?

I have heard this from many places that Jihad means struggle and spiritual struggle is greater Jihad. I was chatting with my cousin yesterday and I said to him that the best jihad is controlling your ...
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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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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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Does dying one's beard or hair black play a role in jihad?

In Ibn Hajar Haytami's list of "enormities", item 111 is: Dying the beard or hair black for other than jihad or the like. (Also mentioned at Islam Q&A.) Question: Does dying one's beard or ...