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Chicago Muslims trying to reclaim meaning of ‘misrepresented’ term ‘jihad’

Saturday, 15 December 2012
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Chicago, December 15:

An Islamic-American advocacy group is planned to reclaim the word “jihad,” as the term has been widely misrepresented by both Muslim extremists and anti-Muslim critics.Starting on Friday, 25 Chicago buses will carry exterior signs that promote a more positive interpretation of jihad, as expressed by moderate Muslims.
The ads, which are being promoted by Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), will feature photographs of young Muslims alongside personal testimonials.It will include slogans like, “My Jihad is to stay fit, despite my busy schedule,” “My Jihad is to not judge people by their cover,” "My Jihad is to march on despite losing my son,” and “My Jihad is to build friendships across the aisle.”

According to the Christian Science Monitor, the statements were culled from a social media experiment Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the CAIR created about two months ago.Rehab asked his Facebook followers about how jihad personally related to their lives.When answers started posting on his page, he then created a hashtag on Twitter (#MyJihad) and asked his followers to submit their answers there.

“We are taking ownership of our faith and taking it back from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists, which both have hijacked the conversation, one through bloody actions and the other with extreme rhetoric,” the report quoted him, as saying. (ANI)

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Jihad

Of course jihad means struggle and strive. But in what context does Quran use the word jihad ?

Overwhelming majority of time it used for qital fighting.

Readers simply check following ayaat you don't have to believe me or anyone.

Check following ayaat

9.24; 4.95; 8.72, 9.20, 24, 81; 61.11

Also read 9.29; 61.4;

Also read Book of Jihad given in Saheeh Bukhari.

Google Quran and Bukhari. You can find out in 10 minutes.

Wa Salam

Allahu almastaan!

JIHAD

First of all I would like to congratulate CAIR for their great work. The writer muslim in chicago seems to be a non muslim hiding behind the muslim title.

For many centuries when the enemies of Islam tried their best and adopted every mean to stop the fastest growth of Islam and they realized that every program has been failed, then some of their intellectuals came up with a great idea of misrepresenting, misquoting and quoting against the context the terminologies and verses of Quran and Islam, for which they don't have any authority and right.In this conspiracy they have succeeded a lot, but according to Quranic verse, truth has arrived and falsehood perished, and falsehood is bound to be perished. The most misrepresented term knowingly and unknowingly by Enemies and Muslims respectively is the word JIHAD. The literal meaning of JIHAD in Arabic is to strive and struggle not killing and fighting. For killing and fighting in Arabic the word used is QITAL.

Please don't try to fool innocent people knowingly and unknowingly. Stop this ill practice and try to propagate the true message of Islam that is PEACE. The word Islam in Arabic means the peace acquired by submitting your will to one and only one God.

You douchebag. Seems u hav

You douchebag. Seems u hav misunderstood the CAUSE of CAIR. The misrepresentation of the word JIHAD was done as qital by ba'atil forces. Whereas Ahmed is trying to represent it by saying that Jihad is struggle.
And douchebags like you should read the whole article twice, thrice and must totally stay away from comments section, lest you start pointing fingers at ppl who are for the right cause. Ppl like Ahmed.
Or is it that you are fighting for the cause of "hasbara…"

JIHAD

In Arabic language "QITAL" means fighting and killing...."JIHAD" means to Struggle.

It is quite evident that the writer doesn't know ABCD of Arabic, Quran and Islam. In Arabic language every verb has three derivative letters from which that verb will be derived. The world "JIHAD" is derived from three letters, JA HA DA and the meaning of the word JIHAD is to strive and to struggle. The word QITAL is derived from three letters, QA TA LA and the meaning of QITAL is to fight and kill.

Humble request, please don't write in the name of Islam and Muslim, whatever comes to your mind, unless you know very well and you have the true knowledge. Specially when it comes to matters of Islam and Quran, never ever dare to express your own views, wishes and opinions in the name of Islam and Muslim, without substantial proofs and evidence.

Allah says in Quran, whoever describes the wrong meaning of Quranic verses and relates to Allah, Allah will punish him very severely in the day of judgement.

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said to companions, Jihad e Akbar (Biggest struggle) is to strive and struggle against ones own ill intentions and desires of heart, and Jihad e Asgar(Smallest struggle) is to fight for the sake of truth and protection of your own life in self defense. Please be informed that in Islamic perspective, Jihad e Asgar is considered as the last resort, when there is no other option left for the protection of your own lives,and it is the fight for self defense only. In the period of prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, all the fights were imposed upon Muslims from kuffars and they were fought as the last resort to protect new Muslims lives in self defense. Please read history carefully).

May Allah give guidance to every single Muslim to read Quran and Islam with proper understanding and prevent every single Muslim from saying anything which is against the Quran and Islam.

JIHAD

In Arabic language "QITAL" means fighting and killing...."JIHAD" means to Struggle.

It is quite evident that the writer doesn't know ABCD of Arabic, Quran and Islam. In Arabic language every verb has three derivative letters from which that verb will be derived. The world "JIHAD" is derived from three letters, JA HA DA and the meaning of the word JIHAD is to strive and to struggle. The word QITAL is derived from three letters, QA TA LA and the meaning of QITAL is to fight and kill.

Humble request, please don't write in the name of Islam and Muslim, whatever comes to your mind, unless you know very well and you have the true knowledge. Specially when it comes to matters of Islam and Quran, never ever dare to express your own views, wishes and opinions in the name of Islam and Muslim, without substantial proofs and evidence.

Allah says in Quran, whoever describes the wrong meaning of Quranic verses and relates to Allah, Allah will punish him very severely in the day of judgement.

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said to companions, Jihad e Akbar (Biggest struggle) is to strive and struggle against ones own ill intentions and desires of heart, and Jihad e Asgar(Smallest struggle) is to fight for the sake of truth and protection of your own life in self defense. Please be informed that in Islamic perspective, Jihad e Asgar is considered as the last resort, when there is no other option left for the protection of your own lives,and it is the fight for self defense only. In the period of prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, all the fights were imposed upon Muslims from kuffars and they were fought as the last resort to protect new Muslims lives in self defense. Please read history carefully).

May Allah give guidance to every single Muslim to read Quran and Islam with proper understanding and prevent every single Muslim from saying anything which is against the Quran and Islam.

JIHAD

In Arabic language "QITAL" means fighting and killing...."JIHAD" means to Struggle.

It is quite evident that the writer doesn't know ABCD of Arabic, Quran and Islam. In Arabic language every verb has three derivative letters from which that verb will be derived. The world "JIHAD" is derived from three letters, JA HA DA and the meaning of the word JIHAD is to strive and to struggle. The word QITAL is derived from three letters, QA TA LA and the meaning of QITAL is to fight and kill.

Humble request, please don't write in the name of Islam and Muslim, whatever comes to your mind, unless you know very well and you have the true knowledge. Specially when it comes to matters of Islam and Quran, never ever dare to express your own views, wishes and opinions in the name of Islam and Muslim, without substantial proofs and evidence.

Allah says in Quran, whoever describes the wrong meaning of Quranic verses and relates to Allah, Allah will punish him very severely in the day of judgement.

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said to companions, Jihad e Akbar (Biggest struggle) is to strive and struggle against ones own ill intentions and desires of heart, and Jihad e Asgar(Smallest struggle) is to fight for the sake of truth and protection of your own life in self defense. Please be informed that in Islamic perspective, Jihad e Asgar is considered as the last resort, when there is no other option left for the protection of your own lives,and it is the fight for self defense only. In the period of prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, all the fights were imposed upon Muslims from kuffars and they were fought as the last resort to protect new Muslims lives in self defense. Please read history carefully).

May Allah give guidance to every single Muslim to read Quran and Islam with proper understanding and prevent every single Muslim from saying anything which is against the Quran and Islam.

Jihad

Check Quran. Jihad is used mainly for fighting and killing. Ahmed Rehab is a confused clown. CAIR does not represent anyone except few of its own office bearers.

Changing meaning of quranic words is a slippery slope.

What next Tawheed is really three?

Or fornication is really love?

Read Quran

Go Read Qur'an ,Qetal means fighting..JIHAD mean Struggling..

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