Jihaad the Most Misunderstood Word

Zakir Naik

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Today, unfortunately, Islam is the most misunderstood religion the world.

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The religion which has the maximum misconception the world today, it is Islam.

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And one of the reason for these misconceptions about this religion,

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I would say it is the media.

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Today we find in the international media, there is virulent propaganda regarding Islam, we find in the international newspapers in the international magazine on the radio broadcast stations on the internet satellite channels on the internet, there is virulent propaganda regarding Islam.

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And the most misunderstood word regarding Islam. It is the word jihad. It is not only misunderstood by the Muslims, because of the media, it's also misunderstood by the non Muslims. Today, most of the people whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, they think that any war fought by any Muslim for any reason, whether it be for personal gain, whether it be for name, whether it be for fame, whether it be for honor, whether it be for land, any war fought by any Muslim is called as jihad. Jihad does not mean any war fought by any Muslim for any reason. Jihad comes from the Arabic word shahada, which means to strive, which means to struggle. In the Islamic context. Jihad means to strive and

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struggle against one's own evil inflation.

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Jihad also means to strive and struggle to make the society better. Jihad also means to strive and struggle against oppression. Jihad also means to strive and struggle in self defense. So Jihad basically means to strive and struggle.

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For example, if a student is typing or struggling to pass in the examination in Arabic will say you're doing jihad.

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Jihad basically means to strive and struggle. Today, most of the orientalist, they translate the word jihad as holy war.

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If you translate holy war into Arabic, it is harbor mocha. And this word Harboe mocha DISA appears nowhere in the Quran. Nowhere in anything of the Prophet Muhammad Salah salah.

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This word holy word, if you go back into history was first used for the Crusades. When the Crusaders, they forced people to accept the religion of Christianity by force. And unfortunately today, it is used for the Muslims and Islam