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Linda Sarsour asked people to join a ‘jihad’ against the US President Trump. She started by saying that when the Holy Prophet (s) was asked what is the greatest jihad, he responded by saying “It is to speak the truth in front of an unjust ruler”.

However, the right wing extremists have started a campaign saying that she is asking for a violent uprising against Mr Trump. Sadly, most non-Ahmadi friends do believe that jihad is a violent struggle but in response, much to our delight, have adopted that interpretation of jihad by the Holy Prophet (s) and espoused by Ahmadis.

What is the ‘jihad’ against Trump?

Linda Sarsour asked people to join a ‘jihad’ against the US President Trump. She started by saying that when the Holy Prophet (s) was asked what is the greatest jihad, he responded by saying “It is to speak the truth in front of an unjust ruler”. However, the right wing extremists have started a campaign saying that [...]

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A Great Jihad is Coming

All able-bodied Muslims throughout the world commence a jihad on 6 June 2016 as Holy Quran Commanded: O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard against evil. . . And those who find it extremely hard may affect redemption by feeding a poor person. So whoever does good [...]

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Who was the agent of the British?

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is accused of being a British agent because he declared that fighting the British rule in India was not Jihad, as defined by Islam. The reason he gave for this was that the British allowed every religion freedom of worship and preaching and Jihad is only allowed where these are prohibited by a ruler. One further reason [...]

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The meaning of Jihad

When people hear the word Jihad these days they still tend to think of men with long beards sitting in caves with rocket launchers resting on their shoulders. Or men strapped with explosives around their chests trying to walk into buildings or busy market places. So when the historian S Irfan Habib visited Chennai, India to give a speech on [...]

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In the Whirlwind of Jihad

While most of the social science literature about jihad focuses on jihad bil saif — when believers engage in an armed struggle in defence of Islam – the Quran terms this “a lesser jihad,” as it is the product of the circumstances in which a believer finds himself. But every Muslim believer must engage in jihad al-nafs, ‘the [...]

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Islamic Jihad: Is Islam the first target?

Radical Islam, which today is growing in numbers all over the world, could ruin traditional Islam. The “Jihad for the purity of faith” proclaimed by the fanatics is trying to destroy not only the non-Muslim population of the planet, but even Muslims themselves. Radicalism has nothing in common with the Prophet Muhammad’s religion [...]

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Mujaddids and Armed Jihad – A Translation

Qutb-ud-Din ahmad ibn Abdul Rahim, better known as Shah Waliullah, was an Islamic scholar, reformer and founder of modern Islamic thought who attempted to reassess Islamic theology in the light of modern changes. He was the Mujaddid of the 12th Century AH. The most important of Shah Waliullah’s works is ‘Hujjat Allah al Baligha’, [...]

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Which Jihad leads to Paradise?

The Holy Quran: Chapter 2, Verse 256 There is no compulsion in religion — the right way is indeed clearly distinct from error. So whoever disbelieves in the devil and believes in Allah, he indeed lays hold on the firmest handle which shall never break. And Allah is Hearing, Knowing. What is the true meaning of Jihad? Mr Nasir Ahmad recites [...]

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[Q&A] If Jihad always meant struggle

If jihad has always meant to struggle and Muslim scholars have always said this in what way did Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad carry out a reform? The point to remember is that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad carried out a great number of reforms and the clarification of the concept of jihad was only one of them. For example, when Hazrat Mirza sahib [...]

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Jihad

Shortly after the replacement of elected leadership (khilafat), open government and decisions by mutual consultation (shura) with monarchy the idea of jihad was distorted by the kings because it provided free or cheap soldiers for the battlefield. The exhortation “kill a non-believer and enter paradise” became a common slogan. The idea [...]

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