Islam = Jihad??

This post continues a critical examination of the assertions expressed in and implied by these statements from the current and proposed resolutions combating defamation of religions.

Also expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations and emphasizes that equating any religion with terrorism should be rejected and combated by all at all levels;

Expresses deep concern in this respect that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism

Is Islam wrongly associated with violence? A critical examination of Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence will provide the answer. The word associated with this question is Jihad. What is the meaning of Jihad and what is its importance? Turning to 2:216 , we find the definition.

216. Jihâd [1] (holy fighting in Allâh’s cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allâh knows but you do not know.

[1] (V.2:216) See the footnote of (V.2:190).

The parenthetical expression is editorial, not Allah’s word. We need to discover what differentiates holy fighting from secular fighting and we need to define Allah’s cause. Lets follow the footnote.

[1] (V.2:190) Al-Jihâd (holy fighting) in Allâh’s Cause (with full force of numbers and weaponry) is given the utmost importance in Islâm and is one of its pillar (on which it stands). By Jihâd Islâm is established, Allâh’s Word is made superior, (His Word being Lâ ilaha illallâh which means none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and His Religion (Islâm) is propagated. By abandoning Jihâd (may Allâh protect us from that) Islâm is destroyed and the Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honour is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihâd is an obligatory duty in Islâm on every Muslim, and he who tries to escape from this duty, or does not in his innermost heart wish to fulfil this duty, dies with one of the qualities of a hypocrite.
Narrated ‘Abdullâh bin Mas‘ûd رضي الله عنه: I asked Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم “O Allâh’s Messenger! What is the best deed?” He replied, “To offer the Salât (prayers) at their early fixed stated times.” I asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I further asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To participate in Jihâd in Allâh’s Cause.” I did not ask Allâh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more. (Sahih Al-Bukhâri, Vol.4, Hadîth No.41).

Contrary to the footnote, Jihad is not generally recognized as one of the pillars or Islam. We learn that it is:

  • physical fighting
  • of utmost importance
  • establishing Islam
  • making Allah’s word superior
  • propagating Islam.

We also learn that abandoning Jihad has consequences:

  • Islam is destroyed
  • inferiority
  • dishonor
  • loss of
  • land
  • authority
  • rule.

Lets look to Umdat as-Salik for confirmation.

O9.0: Jihad (O: 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.

Islamic law confirms the definition of Jihad as physical warfare to establish Islam. We still lack a firm fix on Allah’s cause. Perhaps the hadith will provide an answer.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:

Narrated Abu Musa:

A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.”

Now we know that Allah’s cause is making Islam superior.

The argument over lesser/greater Jihad is a distraction which should be eliminated. How great is the risk of being injured or killed in Jihad an-Nafs?

4:74. …whoso fights in the Cause of Allâh, and is killed or gets victory, We shall bestow on him a great reward….

What differentiates holy from secular war? Sahih Muslim 19.4294 includes this clue.

…Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children….

Moe took the top 20% of the spoils, which explains the first element in the list. The pledge of loyalty to Moe involved not fleeing from battle. Mutilating corpses was a social taboo in Arabia and killing children would amount to wasting the spoils because captured children were enslaved.
A search (http://www.quranbrowser.com) of the Hilali & Khan translation finds 369 instances of fight and 22 instances of Jihad. Noel Yatom published a list of 164 violent verses. The bottom line is this: Allah issued timeless and unlimited enjunctions to make war upon pagans and Jews & Christians. Moe is quoted confirming those imperatives in Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387. Riyad us-Salaheen Book 11, Chapter 234 contains many of the hadith which prove the status & significance of Jihad. Sahih Bukhari: Jihad, Khumus & Expedition reveal much of what Muhammad said and did concerning Jihad.

The following listed titles from Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir display the ayat & ahadith which mandate conquest and promise victory. Each of them is linked to the corresponding page at http://www.tafsir.com. Those tafsir establish, beyond doubt, Islam’s intrinsic violence & triumphalism.

Shari’ah, codified in Umdat as-Salik, clearly confirms the Jihad enjunctions and establishes the minimum requirement for their performance. To read the full context, click the link and enter the book letter, chapter & section numbers in the search engine in the frame surrounding the text image. [Emphasis added.]

O9.1: The Obligatory Character of Jihad
…If none of those concerned perform jihad, and it does not happen at all, then everyone who is aware that it is obligatory is guilty of sin, if there was a possibility of having performed it. In the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) jihad was a communal obligation after his emigration (hijra) to Medina. As for subsequent times, there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims.

The first is when they are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he says, “Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning upon the Muslims each year….

O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: 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,…

O9.9

The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim

O25.9 …

-8- and if the area has a border adjacent to enemy lands, an eighth duty arises, namely to undertake jihad against enemies, dividing the spoils of battle among combatants, and setting aside fifth (def: o10.3) for deserving recipients.

Even this brief examination of Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition & jurisprudence proves that the association of Islam & violence is well founded.

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Child Attacked on Halloween for Soldier Costume; Parents Stand by and Watch


This came to me from Texas Fred. I’m cross-posting it word for word, complete with all links. I highly recommend following all the links and reading the comments from the REAL terrorists, the Americans who scream we’re terrorists for being in an “unjust” war and allegedly abhor violence–yet advocate parents standing by and encouraging their children to beat the crap out of a child who, proud of his soldier father, dressed as a soldier for Halloween. Not only advocate their children beating the child, but also advocate killing the child. I’ll reprint a couple of the comments from the original poster.

This is the face of the enemy within. These are the alleged “peace protestors”. These are the ones Cllinton, Osama-bama and Edwards play to in their campaigns. These are the people illustrated by loons such as the “911 Truthers” and Rosie. These are the people who shit on the flag and burn soldiers in effigy in the name of “peace”.


Read the articles and follow the links.
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Child Attacked Over Soldier Costume

This story was posted today by my blogging buddy at Malagents Domain, this is one of the most disturbing stories I have seen in a long time, but even more disturbing than the story itself is a couple of the comments made by certain individuals…

I encourage you to read this story and click on the link to see the comments that were made, and I hope some of you will tell these people exactly what you think of them too…

On my way home tonight I was drawn into an incident that has me so angry that I could not even write about it until I calmed down a bit.


In a residential neighborhood I stopped at an intersection and witnessed several children who appeared to be fighting a few yards from my vehicle. At first it did not seem real serious, however, one of the children said something that caused me to pay more attention. He said “You’re a terrorist just like your dad, I’m going to kill you just like the Iraq is gonna kill him.” It was then that I realized what was going on. A young boy, probably 10 or 11 was dressed as a US soldier, he was pinned on the ground while a group of four or five other boys where hitting and kicking him while at least two older people in costumes watched.

I left my truck in the street and got out just as one boy picked up a softball sized rock and headed towards he boy pinned on the ground. He was yelling “MURDERER” over and over. I yelled at the boy with the rock who dropped it and ran as he saw me. The others did not stop attacking the boy on the ground until I pulled them off of him. It was at this point the two older people started screaming at me. “What are you doing to my boys, leave them alone!” They were the mothers of two of the attackers. I told them I was calling the police and they all ran off.

The boy who had been attacked was crying and told me his father was serving in Iraq so he had decided to dress “like a soldier” for Halloween. He told me the attackers were his friends and that after one of the mothers start calling him and his dad a murderer his friends joined in and then attacked him.

Although he was bleeding he did not appear to be seriously injured and was very adamant that he did not want police or medical help. When I went to move my truck and call the police the boy disappeared into the neighborhood.

I’m still not sure whether I’m more disturbed by the children’s actions or the two mothers standing there watching. Were they going to let the boy be hit with a rock larger than a softball? Why did they allow the fight in the first place?

What kind of environment is required for ten year old boys to attack & threaten death over a soldier costume? I can only imagine the things they here at home and I can only imagine ho much worse these kids while be in the teens and as adults.

Had the assailants been a little older I’m afraid I would have been in jail before it was over. Given the fact they were literally children, I did nothing more then pull them away from the victim.

I really don’t give a damn what one’s position on the Iraq war or any war for that matter, but to allow this situation to happen is flat out wrong.

Happy F’N Halloween!

SOURCE:
Child Attacked Over Soldier Costume

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Some choice comments from Malagent’s Domain (the original poster of this article):

  1. SuperbDem Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 2:27 am

    The real problem here is with the kid dressing like a murdering terrorist Bush thug soldier. The terrorists are our troops and they deserve to be killed for no going awol to protest this illegal war.
    What parent leaves their kid to go kill other kids and then has him dress like a killer? A parent that deserves to be dead. Maybe the kid that got beaten will have learned a lesson and wont grow up to be a terrorist like his daddy!

  1. AmeriKKKa Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 3:45 am

    serves that kid right, they should have hit you with the rock for trying to help the bastard who will probably just torn out to be a murding warmonger like his peice of shit dad is.

  1. dave Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I seriously doubt this story is true. Sounds like the mythical “soldier gets spit on” stories that came out during the Vietnam war. No kid should get beat up for dressing up like a war criminal…I mean American soldier. But chances are this story is a complete fabrication.

    dave

  1. BushLied Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    War criminals is right, while I don’t agree with beating a child I do believe the soldiers are criminals for fighting this illegal war – Iraq never attacked us and was not a threat. These murderous bastards will be attacking Iran next and continuing th illegal killing for Bush’s amusement. The one who should be beaten it the mother who let her kid dress like a terrorist for halloween.
    Link

  1. Robin_hood Says:
    November 2nd, 2007 at 11:23 am

    WE r not targeting the right issue now… the problem here is that for more KRAZY and wrong this war is… it not approves the idea of beatin the hell out of a 10 years old dressed like a soldier… this kind is born out the violence on their homes and for that they resolve anythin with violence just like bush does makin wars out of nothin just for the profit of oil… this kind of attitude make this boys really think the solution to a “problem” such as this is to kill or hit with a stone to a kid that the only “wrong” thing he did is wear a COSTUME of a soldier… this is why very often we see in america that some school or college is beign attacked the same ppl that studies there… thats the real problem here… i agree with most of you that soldiers are riskin their life for servin this country… what i do not agree is to say that they r defendin this country… cuz to defend something you need something that threats it… and in this case irak has done nothin just have the inconvinence that under their soil there is the most valued mineral in the world at the moment… the real murderer is BUSH… cuz he is killin both american soliders and iraki citizens just for a GREEDY cause… he is the real murderer/ assasin / terrorist / i bet the next target is gonna be iran… and so on until there is no soil on this world that would give profit to him…
    and just for the record ppl like Superdem and Amerikkka r ppl that maybe grow up with fathers just like the two moms in the story… and for that i feel not angry but sorry for them bcuz they had the “BAD LUCK” to be born in a such horrible and violent enviorment…

  1. Lefty Coaster Says:
    November 3rd, 2007 at 3:15 am

    If this had really happened you wingnuts would have been shooting the kids just like the war criminals shoot Iraqi civilians and bomb Pakistan with drones. Even though they should have nobody spit on the war criminals coming home from vietnam either, just a bunch of lies to throw the public off your warmongering.

  1. Lefty Coaster Says:
    November 3rd, 2007 at 3:24 am

    twotours that all sounds like what you do to the civilians to me. Same as the savage US killers in vietnam. Its no wonder the world hates us.

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Pirate’s Cove had this to say:

This is liberalism in a nut shell. Mother’s looking on while their children assault another child simply for wearing a soldier’s costume. These are the same types of parents who let their children, including pre-teen, wear pimp and hooker type costumes. The same type of people who back the ACLU’s view of NAMBLA, without a care in the world for what NAMBLA members want to do. The same people who enable pedophiles by treating them like they are mentally ill, so should be treated, rather then castrated and locked away for good. And putting their children out on display wearing slut clothing, and not just on Halloween.

Take another look at the abuse of the flag above. This is how the left is raising their children to be “peace-loving Americans”.

The Truth Surge and Conservative Tsunami can’t come soon enough.

Child Attacked on Halloween for Soldier Costume; Parents Stand by and Watch


This came to me from Texas Fred. I’m cross-posting it word for word, complete with all links. I highly recommend following all the links and reading the comments from the REAL terrorists, the Americans who scream we’re terrorists for being in an “unjust” war and allegedly abhor violence–yet advocate parents standing by and encouraging their children to beat the crap out of a child who, proud of his soldier father, dressed as a soldier for Halloween. Not only advocate their children beating the child, but also advocate killing the child. I’ll reprint a couple of the comments from the original poster.

This is the face of the enemy within. These are the alleged “peace protestors”. These are the ones Cllinton, Osama-bama and Edwards play to in their campaigns. These are the people illustrated by loons such as the “911 Truthers” and Rosie. These are the people who shit on the flag and burn soldiers in effigy in the name of “peace”.


Read the articles and follow the links.
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Child Attacked Over Soldier Costume

This story was posted today by my blogging buddy at Malagents Domain, this is one of the most disturbing stories I have seen in a long time, but even more disturbing than the story itself is a couple of the comments made by certain individuals…

I encourage you to read this story and click on the link to see the comments that were made, and I hope some of you will tell these people exactly what you think of them too…

On my way home tonight I was drawn into an incident that has me so angry that I could not even write about it until I calmed down a bit.


In a residential neighborhood I stopped at an intersection and witnessed several children who appeared to be fighting a few yards from my vehicle. At first it did not seem real serious, however, one of the children said something that caused me to pay more attention. He said “You’re a terrorist just like your dad, I’m going to kill you just like the Iraq is gonna kill him.” It was then that I realized what was going on. A young boy, probably 10 or 11 was dressed as a US soldier, he was pinned on the ground while a group of four or five other boys where hitting and kicking him while at least two older people in costumes watched.

I left my truck in the street and got out just as one boy picked up a softball sized rock and headed towards he boy pinned on the ground. He was yelling “MURDERER” over and over. I yelled at the boy with the rock who dropped it and ran as he saw me. The others did not stop attacking the boy on the ground until I pulled them off of him. It was at this point the two older people started screaming at me. “What are you doing to my boys, leave them alone!” They were the mothers of two of the attackers. I told them I was calling the police and they all ran off.

The boy who had been attacked was crying and told me his father was serving in Iraq so he had decided to dress “like a soldier” for Halloween. He told me the attackers were his friends and that after one of the mothers start calling him and his dad a murderer his friends joined in and then attacked him.

Although he was bleeding he did not appear to be seriously injured and was very adamant that he did not want police or medical help. When I went to move my truck and call the police the boy disappeared into the neighborhood.

I’m still not sure whether I’m more disturbed by the children’s actions or the two mothers standing there watching. Were they going to let the boy be hit with a rock larger than a softball? Why did they allow the fight in the first place?

What kind of environment is required for ten year old boys to attack & threaten death over a soldier costume? I can only imagine the things they here at home and I can only imagine ho much worse these kids while be in the teens and as adults.

Had the assailants been a little older I’m afraid I would have been in jail before it was over. Given the fact they were literally children, I did nothing more then pull them away from the victim.

I really don’t give a damn what one’s position on the Iraq war or any war for that matter, but to allow this situation to happen is flat out wrong.

Happy F’N Halloween!

SOURCE:
Child Attacked Over Soldier Costume

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Some choice comments from Malagent’s Domain (the original poster of this article):

  1. SuperbDem Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 2:27 am

    The real problem here is with the kid dressing like a murdering terrorist Bush thug soldier. The terrorists are our troops and they deserve to be killed for no going awol to protest this illegal war.
    What parent leaves their kid to go kill other kids and then has him dress like a killer? A parent that deserves to be dead. Maybe the kid that got beaten will have learned a lesson and wont grow up to be a terrorist like his daddy!

  1. AmeriKKKa Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 3:45 am

    serves that kid right, they should have hit you with the rock for trying to help the bastard who will probably just torn out to be a murding warmonger like his peice of shit dad is.

  1. dave Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I seriously doubt this story is true. Sounds like the mythical “soldier gets spit on” stories that came out during the Vietnam war. No kid should get beat up for dressing up like a war criminal…I mean American soldier. But chances are this story is a complete fabrication.

    dave

  1. BushLied Says:
    November 1st, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    War criminals is right, while I don’t agree with beating a child I do believe the soldiers are criminals for fighting this illegal war – Iraq never attacked us and was not a threat. These murderous bastards will be attacking Iran next and continuing th illegal killing for Bush’s amusement. The one who should be beaten it the mother who let her kid dress like a terrorist for halloween.
    Link

  1. Robin_hood Says:
    November 2nd, 2007 at 11:23 am

    WE r not targeting the right issue now… the problem here is that for more KRAZY and wrong this war is… it not approves the idea of beatin the hell out of a 10 years old dressed like a soldier… this kind is born out the violence on their homes and for that they resolve anythin with violence just like bush does makin wars out of nothin just for the profit of oil… this kind of attitude make this boys really think the solution to a “problem” such as this is to kill or hit with a stone to a kid that the only “wrong” thing he did is wear a COSTUME of a soldier… this is why very often we see in america that some school or college is beign attacked the same ppl that studies there… thats the real problem here… i agree with most of you that soldiers are riskin their life for servin this country… what i do not agree is to say that they r defendin this country… cuz to defend something you need something that threats it… and in this case irak has done nothin just have the inconvinence that under their soil there is the most valued mineral in the world at the moment… the real murderer is BUSH… cuz he is killin both american soliders and iraki citizens just for a GREEDY cause… he is the real murderer/ assasin / terrorist / i bet the next target is gonna be iran… and so on until there is no soil on this world that would give profit to him…
    and just for the record ppl like Superdem and Amerikkka r ppl that maybe grow up with fathers just like the two moms in the story… and for that i feel not angry but sorry for them bcuz they had the “BAD LUCK” to be born in a such horrible and violent enviorment…

  1. Lefty Coaster Says:
    November 3rd, 2007 at 3:15 am

    If this had really happened you wingnuts would have been shooting the kids just like the war criminals shoot Iraqi civilians and bomb Pakistan with drones. Even though they should have nobody spit on the war criminals coming home from vietnam either, just a bunch of lies to throw the public off your warmongering.

  1. Lefty Coaster Says:
    November 3rd, 2007 at 3:24 am

    twotours that all sounds like what you do to the civilians to me. Same as the savage US killers in vietnam. Its no wonder the world hates us.

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Pirate’s Cove had this to say:

This is liberalism in a nut shell. Mother’s looking on while their children assault another child simply for wearing a soldier’s costume. These are the same types of parents who let their children, including pre-teen, wear pimp and hooker type costumes. The same type of people who back the ACLU’s view of NAMBLA, without a care in the world for what NAMBLA members want to do. The same people who enable pedophiles by treating them like they are mentally ill, so should be treated, rather then castrated and locked away for good. And putting their children out on display wearing slut clothing, and not just on Halloween.

Take another look at the abuse of the flag above. This is how the left is raising their children to be “peace-loving Americans”.

The Truth Surge and Conservative Tsunami can’t come soon enough.