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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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Source of statement that unqualified Jihad means Jihad by the sword?

I was reading an article in a magazine which quoted a rule from Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani, roughly translated it says: In the Kitab and Sunnah whenever the word jihad is used without a restriction ...
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Did ulama actively oppose the caliphate's expansionism?

Wikipedia has a decent overview over early conquests of the Islamic empire. The expansion seems to have been one of the most rapid in history. I'm not aware of any Muslim scholar who opposed the ...