Jihad and Jamat-e-Islami: Jamat-e-Islami supports Taliban’s Jihad says the Leader

The True Concept of Islamic Jihad

By: Laiq Ahmed atif

Jihad is an Arabic word that means striving for a noble objective. With the study of the Holy Quran it becomes very clear that calling people for Jihad means striving for a noble cause and objective. It can be carried out in many ways but the ultimate aim is to establish and promote peace, serenity and tranquility within and in the society at large. Although, it cannot be denied that there are certain Muslim groups and organisations that believe in the Jihad of fighting and killing people, but that is not a lawful war and it is clearly against commandment of God and the Prophet peace be on him and constitutes a grave sin.

The greatest Jihad is to struggle against selfish temptations such as greed, lust, egoism and other worldly desires; preaching the message of Islam with wisdom, tolerance and respect; serving mankind and helping the vulnerable and the destitute and to save mankind from the suffering and pain and to provide remedies to their wounds.

It is also to be noted that engaging in self-defence is also a form of Islamic Jihad, but that is only permitted in certain circumstances. The Muslims can take up arms in self-defence only if they have been attacked, suffered oppression, faced a threat to their life and been driven out of their homes simply for practicing their religion. The Verse in which Muslim are permitted for their self-defence states:

“Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them — Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ (22:40-41)

The permission is granted for self-defence, to restore peace and the rule of law and to protect places of worship. It is important to note that for a Muslim, a battle can only be defensive and not an offensive one. And defending oneself is the natural and basic right of every human being.

The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat draws the attention of his community to the greatest Jihad and says:

“I have come to you with an order: Jihad with the sword has ended from this time forward, but the Jihad of purifying your souls must continue. I do not say of this on my own accord. This is indeed the Will of God” (The British Government and Jihad, Islam International Publications Ltd. (2006), pp.16-17)

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1 reply

  1. I watched all four parts of this programme with Mr. Munawar Hassan, the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami, on youtube. I was astonished to listen a distorted teachings of Islam by an Islamic leader. It was even more surprising to hear Live Fatwas against the presenter, as his questions were taken in wrong way by Mr. Hassan and he tried to label the presenter because of his good and appropriate questions.

    Mr. Hassan played with words and mostly tried not to answer clearly to the asked questions, and such attitude does not suit to a leader who declares himself a symbol of Islam. And this is completely contrary to the attitude and charachter of our beloved Hadhrat Muhammad Mustafa (saw) and the teachings of the Holy Quran that you always say true and clear talk (Qol-e-Sadeed). I wonder how they are declaring themselves to be the true believer of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him.

    Mr. Munawar Hassan Sahib was lacking in arguments and was trying to hide the facts. He tried to issue fatwas instead of giving answers to the questions with reasonable arguments and proofs. In Western countries such attitude is giving a bad name to our beautiful religion Islam, the religion of nature and guidance for whole mankind.

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