Reality of Jihaad – Misconceptions about Islam

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Zakir Naik

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Dr Zakir Naik | Reality of Jihaad – Misconceptions about Islam
Lecture : Misconceptions about Islam 1 – Dubai Part 1

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Today jihad is the most misunderstood word regarding Islam.

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It is not only misunderstood by the non Muslims, it is even misunderstood by many of us Muslims,

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non Muslims and main Muslims think that Jihad means any war, fought by any Muslim for any reason, whether it be for power, whether it be for wealth, whether it be for land, whether it be for language, any war fought by any Muslim, for any reason is called as jihad.

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Jihad does not mean any war fought by any Muslim for any reason, whether it be for money, whether it be for power, whether it be for land, whether it be for language, jihad is an Arabic word, which comes from the word Giada, which means to strive, which means to struggle. So, Jihad basically means to strive and struggle.

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In the Islamic context, Jihad means to strive and struggle against one's own evil inclinations. Jihad also means to strive and struggle to make the society better. Jazz also means to fight against oppression. Jazz also means to fight and self defense in the battlefield.

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So, Jihad basically means to strive and struggle.

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For example, if a student is striving and struggling to pass in the examination in Arabic v said the student is doing jihad is diving and struggling