Islam and Jihad Essay

1179 Words Apr 12th, 2007 5 Pages
The Arabic word Jihad literally means "holy struggle". It is not holy war. War is war. No war can be holy. The blood of humans is holy and sacred. The Quran says unjust killing of one man means the killing of the whole mankind. What is just killing and what is unjust killing. When some body kills a man without any reason or justification it is unjust killing. When the judge gives the capital punishment to this murderer and issues the order of his death, it is a just killing. Similarly, when a war is thrust upon you and you become the victim of persecution and aggression, you are permitted to defend yourselves and kill the invaders or perpetrators. There are some Muslims who believe in Jihad in the name of aversion and conversion. …show more content…
Had he been a terrorist or an aggressor he would have ruthlessly killed his enemies. The people who had tortured him and had turned him out from his native place would have also been wiped off. On the contrary what he did. He announced general amnesty. In the words of Quran he said; "Today No vengeance" – Pardon for all. Mercy for all. When his deadliest enemy Abu Suffyan accompanied by the uncle of the Prophet, Hazrat Abbas came and sought mercy and pardon, the Prophet forgave him. Besides it is on record that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) never wielded sword or carried sword. He never killed anyone in his life. The Quran says about the Prophet: "we have not but sent you as a mercy for all the worlds". How such a man can be regarded as a terrorist? Here I must admit that some people are involved in terrorist activities. They are killing Muslims and non-Muslims in the name of religion. They are sectarian terrorists. They are suicide bombers. They have bean brainwashed. They believe in extremism. Such elements must be condemned. Jihad is not offensive. The Quran in Sura "The Cow" says; "Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors".(2:190). The Islamic concept of Jihad has some basic human modest rules. It is written in the books of Bukhari and Muslim that Prophet Muhammad had strictly prohibited

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