Jihaad means “Holy War” is a Misconception

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Zakir Naik

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There is the misconception that most of the people, whether Muslims or non Muslims, they think that Jihad means holy war.

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In fact,

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if you read the Quran, nowhere is the word holy void used anywhere in the Quran. Nowhere will you find holy war mentioned in any of the authentic Hadith of the Prophet sayings of the Prophet masala Salaam.

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The Arabic translation for the English word holy war is harbor Mukunda which means a holy war.

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This word is nowhere mentioned in the Quran. Nowhere it is mentioned in any of the Tentacle prophet. This word. Holy War was initially coined by the orientalist when they started writing books on Islam. And unfortunately, many of the Muslim scholars even they translate the holy war. It's unfortunate if someone makes a mistake regarding there is enough Islam. Unfortunately, many of the Muslim scholars, even they use the English translation thinking that the most appropriate translation for the Arabic word Jihad holy war, which is totally wrong,

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the word which is used in the Quran, it is fighting, it is kita.

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It means

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to kill, and again, fighting is of two types. Killing can be of two types for good purpose and bad purpose. As Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, Nisa, chapter number four, was number 76. That the believers, they fight in the way of Allah subhana wa Taala. They fight in the way of Allah subhanaw taala and the unbelievers, they fight in the way of the Satan.

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So the believers let them fight against the brothers of the Satan. That means the evil people they fight in the way of the devil and the good people, they fight in the way of Almighty God.

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So Jihad does not mean holy war

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and Kitab kita merely means to fight kita feasable illa me fighting the will of Allah subhana wa Taala and kita shaytan means fighting in the way of the city.