From the time of the Muhammad, the founding prophet of Islam, many Muslim
states and empires have been involved in warfare. The concept of jihad, the
religious duty to struggle, has long been associ...
Aug 13, 2009 ... Muslims must only wage war according to the principles of Allah's justice. ... as
non-believers and thus as "enemies of God" against whom it is legitimate to use
violence. ... The Qur'an emphasises that war should be fought only for noble ...
Although a number of holy Muslim places had been violated by...
... 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic
rule. ... the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they
either ... It also demolishes the modern myth that "Jihad" doesn't mean holy war in
Aug 3, 2009 ... A believer's internal struggle to live out the Muslim faith as well as ... is the lesser
jihad and fighting against one's self is the greater jihad (holy war). ... It must be
fought to bring about good - something that Allah will approve of.
In the above two verses of the Quran, it is non-Muslim parents who strive ... the
meaning of "jihad" as holy war in the Quran or authentic Hadith collections or in
early Islamic literature. ... Allah tests the believers in their faith and their
steadfastness: ... against Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Muslims
Many wars have been fought with religion as their stated cause, and with peace
as their hoped-for end. ... Belief in 'Holy War': the God of a religion is perceived to
ask, or command, ... Buddhism perhaps has the best record of all religions for
non-violence. However .... war against those who oppress or persecute believers.
Muslims emphatically insist that the Jihad, or Holy War, was only a means of ...
act of violence directed indiscriminately against the non-Muslims; it is the name
given .... THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS why the soldiers of Islam fought tooth
and nail. ... Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, His concept for the Christian
A Crusade was a holy war fought against external or internal enemies for the ... It
could be wages against Turks in Palestine , Muslims in Spain , pagan Slavs in
the ..... There were many more who were “Believers,” Cathar laity, who lived lives
Jan 10, 2004 ... As it applies to non-believers, it is the duty of every Muslim to carry out a jihad by
witnessing ... But instead of going to the lions meekly, they fought back. ... Islam
have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the
The Arabic word "jihad" is often translated as "holy war," but in a purely linguistic
... as well as external efforts to be a good Muslims or believer, as well as working
to inform ... If military jihad is required to protect the faith against others, it can be