WorldVoyager
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What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:42 am

All over the forum people have been debating jihad-this and jihad-that. So, I'd like to know, what do you think Jihad really is and what do you think it really means/signifies?
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 9:54 am

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Bryan Becker
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 10:07 am

Holy War..............signifies a dumb way to use religion to kill,Realy I dont care.All I know is that it causes lots of deaths for no reason.
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 10:16 am

Jihad is a holy war. But it can also mean a war within yourself symbolizing your life's struggles and how you would fight against them. It is one of the most misinterpreted and misunderstood terms.
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 11:48 am

fanaticism

correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't islam supposed to be a very spiritual religion, one that accepts others?
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 1:58 pm

JIHAD= a wang, a hoooner, a sphoon, a cockeral.

Kevin/DCA
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 2:18 pm

Ok lets calm down a little.

Jihad literally means to "fuck Israel up"

TNNH
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Wed Sep 26, 2001 4:03 pm

As I recall from a conversation I had with a muslim friend of mine who went to the Islamic version of a seminary school, the term "Jihad" appears in the Koran only 6 times, mostly in terms of the internal struggle you must wage within your own heart to do what is right instead of what you want. I believe there is only one reference to Jihad as an external war against other people, and it is quite specific in that such a Holy War can only be in defence of a direct attack - offensive war is not allowed. There are very strict rules of conduct, similar to the Chivalry Codes of Conduct, but probably even more strict, concerning the treatment of non-combatants.

Unfortunately, certain leaders use the simplified idea of Jihad to include any conflict where there are predominantly muslims on one side and other peoples on the other, in order to garner more power for themselves.

But everyone should know that the "Islam" that is followed by the Taliban and other extremists has absolutely nothing to do with the beautiful faith that is actually proposed by the Koran.

Charles
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 9:37 am

Charles, its very easy to say that, but apparently there is a connection, because over a million people in several countries (Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi, Kuwait) practice a type of Islam that we know, where women are subjucated, pleasure is forbidden, etc....

thats a problem,
TNNH
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:47 pm

TWA,

Error is contagious, especially in countries where most people don't read. But don't compare the Shia and Sunni Islam either - they are different as well - like protestant and catholics.

Charles
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:51 pm

Jihad-a peaceful idea, much like that of Christian Missionairies, gone awry when falsely interpreted.
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 12:55 pm

I concur with Us330 fully...that is almost exactly what I was going to post.

Religion twisted to meet one's own needs is the most dangerous weapon in the world.
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 1:37 pm

Cfalk,

The difference between Shi'a and Sunni (meaning tradition or custom) is only centered around who should hold the political leadership of the Islamic community (the caliphs) and what the religious dimension of their leadership be. The split occured pretty soon after the death of Muhammad.

Other than that, the core beliefs of the religion are similar as both read and pray from one book, the Qur'an.

The Sunni/Shi'a split really has very little reference in regards to holy struggle (jihad) or to the present Islamic intolerance of Yis'rael and the west.

kind regards,
russ
 
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RE: What Is Your Interpretation Of Jihad?

Thu Sep 27, 2001 1:44 pm

I wish you wouldn't generalize with "Islamic intolerance of the west"...I have Muslim friends who are much happier in Canada than in their former homes of Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan and Iraq.

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