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The German Federal Agency for Political Education has released a video explaining the origins and meaning of Jihad



Not sure what to think about this tbh

Can someone more knowledgeable about Islam please verify what they say?
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The German Federal Agency for Political Education has released a video explaining the origins and meaning of Jihad



Not sure what to think about this tbh

Can someone more knowledgeable about Islam please verify what they say?
To put it brief, Jihad = struggle and generally there are 2 types. The major one is the struggle against yourself (not to commit sins) and the minor one (that ironically is often seen as the major) is simply defending your religion.
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To put it brief, Jihad = struggle and generally there are 2 types. The major one is the struggle against yourself (not to commit sins) and the minor one (that ironically is often seen as the major) is simply defending your religion.
So Jihad is actually a good thing?

It gets a lot of bad press
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So Jihad is actually a good thing?

It gets a lot of bad press
Because a lot of terrorists such as ISIS deem Jihad, their 'struggle', to be murdering innocent people in the name of Allah.

The concept of Jihad does have good intentions. If you struggle to improve the world around you and help elevate others and their quality of life, then great. If you use Jihad as an excuse to break the law, oppress others, recklessly use violence to intimidate and silence then obviously it's wrong.
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From the Hadith:

It was narrated that ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah said:
“I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’ Grade: Sahih
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Despite the good intentions, I wouldn't recommend using jihad for this "good purpose" because it already has too many negative connotations associated with terrorism.
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To put it brief, Jihad = struggle and generally there are 2 types. The major one is the struggle against yourself (not to commit sins) and the minor one (that ironically is often seen as the major) is simply defending your religion.
Noted historian of Islam Bernard Lewis

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Noted historian of Islam Bernard Lewis

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Read the bit before it and after mate
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Basically:

The Germans know the **** really is gonna hit the fan with extremists running riot either raping or committing terror attacks but also members of the far-right will begin fighting back, attacking innocent people whose only crime is looking a little too dark and now they want to put a lid on it all until the next election.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
So Jihad is actually a good thing?

It gets a lot of bad press

Jihad means to strive. There are different types of jihad which are categorised into four main groups. I'm not going to go through it all but essentially they cover seeking knowledge, being patient, calling people to Islam, physical fighting against tyrants and oppressors, and jihad in defending the religion against innovation / reformation.

The greatest jihad is to speak a word of truth against an oppressive tyrant.

At-Tariq ibn Shihab reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as he put his foot in the stirrup, “What is the most virtuous struggle (jihad)?” The Prophet said, “A word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 18449
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi
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From the Hadith:

It was narrated that ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah said:
“I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’ Grade: Sahih
May I ask from which book is this from and do all sects of Islam agree upon this?
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May I ask from which book is this from and do all sects of Islam agree upon this?
Ikr that was like a random hadith just fetched out of nowhere.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
So Jihad is actually a good thing?

It gets a lot of bad press
Essentially it's a 'good thing' but yes it's often misinterpreted (in my opinion of course)
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(Original post by mil88)
To put it brief, Jihad = struggle and generally there are 2 types. The major one is the struggle against yourself (not to commit sins) and the minor one (that ironically is often seen as the major) is simply defending your religion.
You are talking about the greater and lesser Jihad? The Hadith that supports this is not a sahih Hadith and isn't found in the major Hadith collections if I recall correctly?
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Read the bit before it and after mate
I have. I shall post it here. Along with a link to the book itself.
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You are talking about the greater and lesser Jihad? The Hadith that supports this is not a sahih Hadith and isn't found in the major Hadith collections if I recall correctly?
Who decides if it's Sahih or not?
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May I ask from which book is this from and do all sects of Islam agree upon this?
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Ikr that was like a random hadith just fetched out of nowhere.
Sunan Ibn Majah » Vol. 4, Book 24, Hadith 2794 » The Chapters on Jihad

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

http://sunnah.com/urn/1276430
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The greatest jihad is to speak a word of truth against an oppressive tyrant.

At-Tariq ibn Shihab reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as he put his foot in the stirrup, “What is the most virtuous struggle (jihad)?” The Prophet said, “A word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 18449
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi
That contradicts this:

It was narrated that ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah said:
“I came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’ Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 4, Book 24 Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

http://sunnah.com/urn/1276430
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May I ask from which book is this from and do all sects of Islam agree upon this?
(Original post by geniequeen48)
Ikr that was like a random hadith just fetched out of nowhere.
It was narrated that ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah said: “I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, which Jihad is best?’ He said: ‘(That of a man) whose blood is shed and his horse is wounded.’”

This is the Chain of Narration:

Abu Bakr bin Abi Shayba
Ya'la bin 'Ubaid bin Umayya al-Tanafasi
Hjaj bin Dinar
Muhammad bin Dhkwan
Shar bin Hushab al-Asha'ri
'Amr bin 'Absa al-Salmi


It is found in Sunan Ibn Majah Book: 24, Hadith: 2900 and graded Sahih
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The greatest jihad is to speak a word of truth against an oppressive tyrant.

At-Tariq ibn Shihab reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as he put his foot in the stirrup, “What is the most virtuous struggle (jihad)?” The Prophet said, “A word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler.”

Source: Musnad Ahmad 18449
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi
Your own linked source doesn't support this. Firstly, the wording is different and says "among the greatest of jihad" not "the greatest" or "most virtuous". Secondly, it's classed as Hasan, not Sahih.

This is in contrast to the Sahih hadith that claims the greatest jihad is that of bloodshed.
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