Jihad is ” war”, the effort to spread Islam by force”that makes it holy”. When the scholars talk about jihad they’re not talking about the “inner struggle”. They’re talking about killing, beheadings, and destruction, here is the list of the most credible Islamic scholars and their books on Jihad:
a:Sahih al-Bukhari( صحيح البخاري ) Book 52 (sometimes 56) “كتاب الجهاد والسير ”
b: Sahih Muslim ( صحيح مسلم ) Book 19
c:Sunan Abu Dawood ( سنن ابي داود )Book 15
d:Muwatta Imam Malik (موطأ الإمام مالك )Book 21
e: Jami` at-Tirmidhi Book ( جامع الترمذی )19/20/21″ كتاب السير عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم”
[ this is very interesting part : باب مَا جَاءَ فِي الدَّعْوَةِ قَبْلَ الْقِتَالِ ” Chapter: What Has Been Related About Calling (To Islam) Before Fighting "]
f:Sunan Ibn Majah( سنن ابن ماجه ) Book 24
g:Sunan an-Nasa’i(سنن النسائی ) Book 25
h:Riyad Us Saliheen ( ریاض الصالحین ) Book 12
I want you readers check it for yourself and be the judge.
Muhammad intended for Islam to rule the world. His faith was to crush and dominate all that was non-Islamic.
Muhammad’s rules for violence changed over time. 9:5 abrogates earlier Quranic verses that encourage peace.
Muhammad’s choice to now make war upon the non-Muslims reflects how Muhammad invented Islam as he went along. This was power through stages: a rise in power led to a new expansion of violence. It increased in scope and application, and became less restrictive as his power increased. The trail of blood behind Muhammad grew wider over time. When he was weak his “god” told him not to fight. Once he had power, he drew the sword easily enough. Circumstances changed, Islam changed.
“The spread of Islam by arms is a religious duty upon Muslims in general. It narrowly escaped being a sixth rukn, or fundamental duty, and is indeed still so regarded by the descendants of the Kharidjis. This position was reached gradually but quickly. In the Meccan Suras of the Kuran patience under attack is taught; no other attitude was possible. But at Madina the right to repel attack appears, and gradually it became a prescribed duty to fight against and subdue the hostile Meccans. Whether Muhammad himself recognized that his position implied steady and unprovoked war against the unbelieving world until it was subdued to Islam may be in doubt. Traditions are explicit on the point; but the Kuranic passages speak always of the unbelievers who are to be subdued as dangerous or faithless. Still, the story of his writing to the powers around him shows that such a universal position was implicit in his mind, and it certainly developed immediately after his death, when the Muslim armies advanced out of Arabia. It is now a fard ‘ala ‘l-kifaya, a duty in general on all male, free, adult Muslims, sane in mind and body and having means enough to reach the Muslim army, yet not a duty necessarily incumbent on every individual but sufficiently performed when done by a certain number. So it must continue to be done until the whole world is under the rule of Islam.”
“The Reliance of the Traveler”
This book is THE definitive book on Sharia (Islamic Law)It covers everything from fasting to marriage to business to one section on “games, contests, and prizes.” Indeed, Sharia encompasses every possible aspect of life for the observant Muslim. It is THE law which is binding upon ALL Muslims.the section entitled “Jihad” it is all about the Jihad. Here are some quotes from the text. You decide for yourself :
**[S[Section o9.0, page 599]r> “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word ‘mujahada’, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said as he was returning from jihad,
‘We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad.’
The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus is such Koranic verses as:
(1) ‘Fighting is prescribed for you’ (Koran 2:216);
(2) ‘Slay them wherever you find them’ (Koran 4:89);
(3) ‘Fight the idolators utterly’ (Koran 9:36);
and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
‘I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah.’
and the hadith reported by Muslim,
‘To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.’ ”
**[S[Section o9.1, page 600]r> THE OBLIGATORY CHARACTER OF JIHAD
Jihad is communal obligation. When enough people perform it to successfully accomplish it, it is no longer obligatory upon others. And Allah Most High having said:
Those of the believers who are unhurt but sit behind are not equal to those who fight in Allah’s path with their property and lives. Allah has preferred those who fight with their property and lives a whole degree above those who sit behind. And to each Allah has promised great good.” 4:95
**[S[Section o9.3, page 601]r> Jihad is also obligatory for everyone able to perform it, male or female, old or young when the enemy has surrounded the Muslims.
**[S[Section o9.8, page 602]r> THE OBJECTIVES OF JIHAD
The Caliph makes war upon the Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians, provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) – which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself – while remaining in their ancestral religions (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden – who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book – until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled.” 9:29
**[S[Section o9.9, page 603]r> The Caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (O: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permitted to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya)) …
9:5 forms part of the theology of jihad.
9:5 is focused upon Pagans or polytheists.
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