Jihad does not Mean ‘Inner Struggle’

Jihad does not Mean ‘Inner Struggle’

[NOTICE: To all those who have fallen for the propaganda of Islam and its allies in Western media, academia and government, this post is not ‘Muslims bashing,’ it is not ‘hate’ and it is not ‘racism:’ this post is called education.  It is what real education looks like.  It does not tell people a lie and then punished them if they do not accept it, but it informs them of the truth, backs up its information by citing its sources and then leaves them to do what they will with that information.  Therefore, if anyone replies to this post with the usual PC attacks rather than actually addressing Muhammad’s teachings and example, their comments will be deleted.  There is no patience or tolerance for true hate on this blog, and the PC agenda — which is protecting the agenda of Islam — is just that: true hate.  The reader has been warned!]

Contrary to what many of us in the West have been told by our media, teachers and elected officials, Jihad does not refer to an ‘inner struggle.’  It refers to armed conflict with the entire world until there is no other religion but Islam — period!

In short, Jihad means holy war!

Why do I say this?  Well, as I have explained under the page, BASIC PRECEPTS, the person who creates a movement or an ideology is the highest authority on that ideology.  In this case, since he created it, Muhammad is the highest authority on Islam, and Muhammad said Jihad is a holy war against all non-Muslims.

Qur’an 2:216

“Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims), though you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and like a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.” [Another translation reads:] “Warfare is ordained for you.”

Qur’an 8:7

“Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last.’”

Qur’an 8:39

“So, fight them till all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”

(You can find a fuller list of Muhammad’s definition of Jihad here)

This understanding of Jihad has been carried down through the years.  Here is an excerpt from an 11th grade text book used in Jordan and by the Palestinian Authority:

“Jihad is the Islamic term equivalent to the word ‘war’ among other nations. The difference is that jihad is [war] for the sake of noble and exalted goals, and for the sake of Allah… whereas other nations’ wars are wars of evil for the sake of occupying land and seizing natural resources, and for other materialistic goals and base aspirations.”

However, as I have explained in my posts about the Qur’an, one cannot be entirely sure of exactly what the Qur’an actually means.  This is because a great deal of the Qur’an is, simply put, gibberish.  Much of it simply does not make sense.  Luckily for Muslims (and those of us seeking to understand Islam), the Qur’an is crystal clear in asserting that Muhammad is the perfect example of how a devout Muslim should live.  Therefore, we must look to how Muhammad lived to understand what he meant by Jihad, and when we do, we find that Muhammad certainly seemed to believe it meant to wage war against all who oppose Islam.

UNDERSTANDING JIHAD (HISTORY, GOALS, AND TACTICS)

How the Jihadi Mayhem began with the Jihad against the Arabs (622-634 C.E. 1-8 A.H.)

The Jihad against Arabs (622 to 634)

The Jihad against Zoroastrian Persians of Iran, Baluchistan and Afghanistan (634 to 651)

The Jihad against the Byzantine Christians (634 to 1453)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Egyptians (640 to 655)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Nubians – modern Sudanese (650)

The Jihad against pagan Berbers – North Africans (650 to 700)

The Jihad against Spaniards (711 to 730)

The Reconquista against Jihad in Spain (730 to 1492)

The Jihad against Franks – modern French (720 to 732)

The Jihad against Sicilians in Italy (812 to 940)

The Jihad against Chinese (751)

The Jihad against Turks (651 to 751)

The Jihad against Armenians and Georgians (1071 to 1920)

The Crusade against Jihad (1096 – 1291 ongoing)

The Jihad against Mongols (1260 to 1300)

The Jihad against Hindus of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (638 to 1857)

The Jihad against Indonesians and Malays (1450 to 1500)

The Jihad against Poland (1444 to 1699)

The Jihad against Germany (1945 onwards)

The Jihad against Rumania (1350 to 1699)

The Jihad against Russia (1500 to 1853)

The Jihad against Bulgaria (1350 to 1843)

The Jihad against Serbs, Croats and Albanians (1334 to 1920)

The Jihad against Greeks (1450 to 1853)

The Jihad against Albania (1332 – 1853)

The Jihad against Croatia (1389 to 1843)

The Jihad against Hungarians (1500 to 1683)

The Jihad against Austrians (1683)

Jihad in the Modern Age (20th and 21st Centuries)

The Jihad against Israelis (1948 – 2004 ongoing)

The Jihad against Americans (9/11/2001)

The Jihad against the British (1947 onwards)

The Jihad against Denmark (2005 Cartoon Controversy onwards)

The Jihad against Netherlands (2006 onwards)

The Jihad against the Filipinos in Mindanao(1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Indonesian Christians in Malaku and East Timor (1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Russians (1995 onwards)

The Jihad against Dutch and Belgians (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Norwegians and Swedes (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Thais (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Nigerians (1965 onwards)

The Jihad against Canadians (2001 onwards)

The Jihad against Latin America (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Australia (2002 onwards)

The Global Jihad today (2001 – ongoing)

The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001– ongoing)

The Vision for the post-Islamic (and post-religious) world

To hammer home the point, Paul Fregosi has written what he claims to be the first serious attempt to chronicle the history of Jihad by a Western historian.  I have his book, and I have read it.  Not only does it confirm that Jihad has been the norm for Islam since the time Muhammad lead the first attack, but Fergosi convincingly demonstrates the cycle of Jihad repeats on the average of every fifty years.  For those who want to take a serious look at the history of Jihad, I cannot recommend this book strongly enough:

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Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries

“Jihad,” the Muslim holy war against Christians and others, has raged for 1,300 years with bloody conquests in Europe dating from campaigns to convert the infidels in the 7th century to today’s random acts of terrorism in the name of Allah. Yet this huge unrecorded “hole” in European history has been censored and stifled by political and literary authorities who have feared reprisals from angry Muslims trying to hide a legacy of brutality vastly more bloody and six times longer in duration than the atrocities of the crusades.

This is the engrossing factual account of the immense and little-known Islamic military invasions of Europe, and the major players who led them, beginning around 650 CE. The Islamic Arabs (and later the Moors) occupied a number of the Mediterranean Islands, and invaded Spain and Portugal in 711 CE, and ruled over much of the Iberian peninsula for the next 800 years. France was attacked and invaded, as was Italy, and the European coasts all the way to Ireland and Iceland. The Muslims swept over the Balkans, besieged Vienna, and were intermittent masters of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary into the 19th century, destroying the Byzantines and conquering Constantinople (turning it into Istanbul). Ambitious and unrelenting, the Muslims also sought to conquer Austria and Russia.