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Jihad by almcdermid Jihad by almcdermid
Jihad is an Islamic term describing a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning "struggle". Jihad appears 41 times in the Koran and frequently in the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of God (al-jihad fi sabil Allah)".

In western societies the term jihad is often translated as "holy war". Scholars of Islamic studies often stress that these words are not synonymous. Muslim authors, in particular, tend to reject such an approach, stressing non-militant connotations of the word.

In Modern Standard Arabic, jihad is one of the correct terms for a struggle for any cause, violent or not, religious or secular. For instance, Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha struggle for Indian independence is called a "jihad" in Modern Standard Arabic (as well as many other dialects of Arabic); the terminology is also applied to the fight for women's liberation.

The term 'jihad' has accrued both violent and non-violent meanings. It can simply mean striving to live a moral and virtuous life, spreading and defending Islam as well as fighting injustice and oppression, among other things.

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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
The words of it are not right, i.e. "your RIGHT to oppress is wrong"
the word RIGHT should be replaced with some other word like desire, plan etc.
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
For, one, it is meant ironically, and two, it's a play on a more common idea: "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
OK thats fine then :) , I thought it was a loss in translation !!!
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, just me playing with words. :lol:
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elimeir27 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
click on link here:

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almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why are you showing me this?
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that flick. :)
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EdoPargarutanH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now they are more stronger than before. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Allah to help them.
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EdoPargarutanH Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now Jihads around the world are
stronger than before. That's
great. Allah always protect those
who
fought to liberate their country
back from the invaders.
Sorry, my English language's skill
isn't good enough.
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