Jihad Debate: Is it Imperialism or Self-Improvement?
a wad of cash”
an ad (hominem) campaign against Islam,”
of the boogeyman Muslims she imagines under her bed”
Preferring to debate the issue rather than
personalities and process, I left the following comment, which was not
published. Since I am writing on my own blog and a few friendly
blogs where I can use html and won’t be censored, I am adding
hyperlinks to my sources so that readers can verify the quotes and
examine their context.
not her facts: you labeled Geller “bigot”.
You denounce ‘violent extremists’; do you denounce Muhammad bin
who dictated & dispatched extortion letters1 demanding Jizya, then
followed up with his army, slaughtering, dispossessing and enslaving2
those who refused to submit ? Muhammad said that he was “raised
for jihad and not for tillage”3, “sent with a sword to see that
Allah is worshiped4”
and “commanded to fight”5 with men. He
also said that he was “made victorious with terror”6
but you can not
denounce him as a terrorist.
Who is better qualified to define Jihad: you or two who translated the
(holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause” [Hilali/Khan
Who is better qualified to define Jihad: you or the
Shafi’i school of Islamic law?
means to war against non-Muslims,
and is etymologically derived from the word
mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the
religion.” ” [The Reliance of the Traveller, Book O9.0, p. 599]8
Who said this: “(This is also a part of the war booty you earned.
Verily, I have no share in it, except my own share, the fifth
designated to me. Even that fifth will be given to you (indicating the
Prophet’s generosity). Therefore, surrender even the needle and the
thread, and whatever is bigger or smaller than that (from the war
spoils). Do not cheat with any of it, for stealing from the war booty
before its distribution is Fire and a shame on its people in this life
and the Hereafter. Perform
Jihad against the people in Allah’s cause,
whether they are near or far, and do not fear the blame of the
as long as you are in Allah’s cause. Establish Allah’s rules while in
your area and while traveling. Perform Jihad in Allah’s cause, for
is a tremendous door leading to Paradise. Through it, Allah
(one) from sadness and grief.)” 9 ?
Who said this: “(The greatest of all things is Islam, its pillars are
the prayers and its
pinnacle is Jihad for the sake of
Who knows better what Jihad is, you or the
founder of Islam?
If Jihad means Jihad an Nafs: struggle against ego
& temptation, why are the various books of Jihad in hadith
collections predominantly about raids & conquests?
- Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)
- One-fifth of Booty to the Cause of Allah (Khumus)
- Military Expeditions led by the Prophet (pbuh)
- The Book of Jihad and Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad
- Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad)
- The Obligation of Jihad
- 24 Book of Jihad
- 24 The Chapters on Jihad (Sunan Ibn Majah)
- Surah Al-Ahzab 33:26-27
- Ibn Sa’d’s KITAB AL-TABAQAT AL-KABIR Volume 1,
Benefits of Iron, Tafsir Ibn Kathir http://www.islam-universe.com/tafsir//57.52680.html
2&l=eng&nAya= 190# 2_ 190
- Ruling on the Spoils of War (Ghanimah and
Fai ), Tafsir Ibn Kathir http://www.islam-universe.com/tafsir//8.20194.html
- The State of the People of Faith and
Their Reward Allah states: Tafsir Ibn Kathir http://www.islam-universe.com/tafsir//32.41021.html