Concept of Jihad in Islam

Meaning of Jihad in Arabic is to struggle and strive against the evil thoughts, evil actions and aggression against the person, family, state and country. Islam defines Jihad as striving and struggling for improvement as well as fighting back to defend one’s self, honor, assets and homeland.

There are different levels of Jihad.

Inner Jihad —— A personal struggle within one’s self to submit to Allah, fight evil within one’s self, achieve higher moral and educational standards.

Social Jihad —– Jihad against evil, injustice and oppression within one’s self, family and society.

Physical Jihad or Armed Struggle —– Jihad against all that prevents Muslims from servitude to God (Allah), people from knowing Islam, defense of a Muslim society (country), retribution against tyranny, and/or when a Muslim is removed from their homeland by force.

Jihad must be performed by the Islamic rules and regulations in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah. Physical or military Jihad must be called by Muslim authority such as head of Muslim Country after much consideration and consultations with learned leaders.

In Islam there is no such thing as Holy War or terrorism. Islam recognizes Jews and Christians as the “People of the Book” because they all follow the Prophet Abraham, believing in Musa and Esa (Jesus) teachings. For many centuries, Muslims have peacefully coexisted with Christians, Jews, and people of other faiths, maintaining social, business, political and economic treaties. Islam respects all humans and faiths as long as there is no religious oppression, forbidding Muslims from serving Allah, preventing others from learning about Islam, and not respecting treaties.

Freedom of Expression concept in Islam

Islam is the religion which teaches its followers the art of living. Islam comes with a freedom of expression, thought and action but in a way that no one will get hurt and also under the certain rules and regulations given by ALLAH in the light of Quran and Sunnah. These rules and regulations are made to keep balance in the society. So why there is not absolute freedom of expression ……… this is a debate which we are seeing now a days. Freedom of expression is not absolute so that balance in the society will be kept and people rights will be protected. For example abusing is not allowed in Islam so that a person will not hurt another person and will not cause pain for the other.

Now a days there is an issue that Muslims do not have freedom of expression. This is a totally wrong perception. Europe also has banned to talk about issues of Holocaust, also publications of anti-semantic cartoons are liable to legal prosecution. So why only are muslims being targeted on the issues of freedom of speech. If going through history and going through Quran and Sunnah then one can find that in many cases freedom of expression not only existed but was encouraged. Islam has given Muslims right to express their opinions freely even if they contradict with rulers. On various issues of Islam, the companions of Prophet Muhammad may Blessings and Peace be upon Him also contradicts.

One must always speak truly and in the manner that will bring peace, love and harmony with in the society.

Ramazan Endings

So, the month of Ramazan is going to end now soonly. May the blessings of this month will not end with it but last till your the life. As this sacred month  is marked with spiritual, religious and divine blessings , so hope that these blessings will shower upon all till the end. May we will become better muslims and humans and respect our moral values. May our lives become easy and ALLAH brings peace in our life. May ALLAH make us more sincere towards our duties and responsibilities.

ALLAH hmai asaniyan dai aur asniya taqseem krna ki taufeeq dai. AMEEN

 

Desire

Aye ibne Adam
Ik Teri Chahat Hai Or Ik Meri Chahat Hai
Hoga Wohi Jo Meri Chahat Hai
Haan Ager Tune Superd Kardia Khood Ko
Uske Jo Meri Chahat hai
To Main Tujhe Bukhsh Du Ga Wo Bhi Jo Teri Chahat Hai…
Or Ager Tune Nafarmani Ki Uski Jo Meri Chahat Hai
Tu Main Thaka Dunga Tujhe Us Main Jo Teri Chahat Hai
Phir Hoga Wohi Jo Meri Chahat Hai….

Translation in English

Oh son of Adam
One is what you desire and another is what I desire
My desire will be fullfilled
If you submitted yourself
to what is my desire
then I will give you also what is your desire
and if you will do disobedience to what is my desire
then I will make you exhaust to what is your desire
then My desire will be fullfilled

Concept of Peace in Islam

First defining Islam , religion which is followed by Muslims. Muslims believe that (There is) none worthy of worship except ALLAH and MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him is Messenger of ALLAH. Muslims follows:

  • Quran, which is the book of ALLAH, the central religious text  of Islam and Sunnah, which is the way of life of teachings and
  • practices of Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him.

Islam is basically the code of conduct of life through which a Muslim can spend his life in the light of Quran and Sunnah and reshape all his matters of life.

When we open Quran the first verse of Quran says In the name of ALLAH, the Most Merciful, the most Compassionate. This verse is repeated in Quran 114 times so this describes that ALLAH is the most merciful Quran is the book of mercy and Muslims as a true believers should practice mercy.

Going through the Quran one can find different verses regarding the subject of peace. In Surah Yunus ALLAH says And Allah invites to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to a straight path (10:25). In Surah Ali Imran Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy (3:8). In Az-Zumar Patience is the only Islamic act, which is promised reward beyond measure (39:10). 

In Surah Fussilat And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and there upon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend (41:34). Translation of this verse tells that by doing the good deeds one can convert his enemy into the friend, so it is better to treat a person in a good manner. In Surah Al-Maidah By which Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darkness into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path (5:16). 

                        One of the attribute of ALLAH is ‘As-Salam’, which means peace and security.  

Now I will give you some examples from the life of Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him. Once their was a man who came to Hazrat MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him and asked  “O Prophet, give me a master advice which will enable me to manage all the affairs of my life.” The Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him told him: “Don’t be angry.”

The Quraysh, who enjoyed the position of leadership in Arabia, were bent on waging war at the time of the Hudaybiya treaty. The Kabah was in their possession. They had expelled the Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him and his companions from their own homeland. They had taken possession of Muslims’ homes and properties. They ceaselessly engaged in antagonistic activities against Islam. Given this state of affairs, the Muslims had two options before them. One, to wage war with their opponents in the name of putting an end to persecution and securing their rights. This option would certainly have resulted in further loss in terms of lives and resources. The second option was to exercise patience on the question of political and material loss for the time being and to exploit the opportunities that still existed. The Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him of Islam and his companions chose the second option. The result was splendid: within just a few years the history of the whole country underwent a revolution and the whole of Arabia was Islamized, what the Quran calls a ‘clear victory’ (48:1). It is just not a simple incident but an example set by Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him for the Muslim followers as well as for non-muslims also.

                                                             At one occasion Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him said: A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands people are safe. In Bukhari Whenever the Prophet had an option between two courses of action, he always chose the easier (non-confrontational) one. Islam teaches the peaceful and non-violent activities in all spheres of life. In many cases matters will be solved by patience and peaceful mind. At another occasion Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him said ALLAH grants to non-violence what he does not grant to violence (Sunan abi Dawood 4/255).

Hijrat period in which Prophet MUHAMMAD peace be upon Him moved from Makkah to Madinah because the leaders of Makkah wanted war against Prophet, is also another act of non-violent activity. This peaceful strategy enabled the Prophet and his migrant companions, about 200 in number, to build a powerful center of Islam in Madinah.

From the above mentioned verses and Sunnah it is total clear that Islam concern great emphasis on the peace. Islam wants to build human character, developing the good nation where everyone can live with one another with peace and harmony. According to Islam, peace is therefore not simply an absence of war; peace opens doors to all kinds of opportunities that are present in any given situation. It is only in a peaceful situation that planned activities are possible.  Islam is a completely peaceful religion and the Islamic method is a completely peaceful method. Islam teaches the ideology of peace, so that each individual’s mind can be re-engineered away from the culture of violence and closer to the culture of peace.

Society need a change

To all the people around me……………. I just want to say that stop blaming others as it will not bring any good to you around you, and try to start work for construction of building our nation. Make yourself in a way that everyone want to adopt yourself , want to be like you. Try to adopt the teachings of Islam. Be humble, generous and good in behaviour towards others. Try to follow Quran and Sunnah. Try to stop criticing everyone and develop your abilities to do some constructive work in nation building and also work with others for nation up lifting. Little efforts will help us in making our nation our world a better place for living

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Hijab Issues

Ms. Muslamic

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