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Offline HOPE

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« on: January 03, 2013, 10:36:32 AM »
Salaam all,

Very well written article by sister Sumbul Ali-karamali.
"Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark"

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 10:31:05 AM »
Thanks Hope.  How the meaning of jihad is so misunderstood by many!

To assert an understanding of 'jihad' as a holy war against non-Muslims has no warrant from the Quran. In its primary Quranic context, 'jihad' means to toil, struggle or to strive and labour in the way of God.
Whether one strives with patience, with their wealth or constantly struggles with their inner self to maintain justice, honour and truth, this would undoubtedly remain part of the Quranic understanding of 'jihad'.

“And We shall try you until We make evident those who strive (Arabic: mujahidina) among you and persevere in patience; and We shall test your affairs”

Shalom / Peace