The religion of
Islam has come from an obscure, ancient Arabian peninsula of the seventh
century to what is called by some; the second largest religion in the world.
Islam has gained this status by means of a doctrine in Islam called, Jihad. The
question we in the western world need to ask ourselves is: what is the true
meaning of Jihad? Not only the general community of the west, but more
importantly, what our government agencies need to understand about the true
meaning of Jihad, and the threat it poses to the existence of western
civilization and the world. I must say at the onset that there are those
precious Muslims who for reasons of embarrassment, deception, or ignorance have
giving a novel interpretation to the word, Jihad. For example, when some of
these Muslims are asked about the violent acts committed by there brethren in the
name of Jihad, they begin to deny that Islam teaches such violence, and that
those who perpetrate violent acts in the name of Islam are not true Muslims.
This is a serious charge to say that theses are not true Muslims, because these
same Muslims themselves who perform acts of violence and murder in the name of
Jihad certainly consider themselves “true” Muslims. Some have even said that
the alleged hijackers of
According to the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, p. 727 the term, Jihad is defined as: A holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, p. 1216: A holy war waged on the behalf of Islam as a religious duty; a bitter strife or crusade undertaken in the spirit of holy war.
Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary, p. 1336: A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics.
Universal Dictionary of the English Language, p. 631: “Contest, war”- A Mohammedan war against unbelievers, campaign against the enemies of Islam.
As we can see
from these references, Jihad means a Muslim holy war against everyone that
isn’t a fellow Muslim. This would also include those who were Muslim, but have
turned from the religion of Islam. Consequently, the orthodox Muslim world view
is in two distinct categories: 1. the house of Islam (Dar Al-Islam), and secondly, the
house of war (Dar Al-Harb). As long as the house of war, or rather all non-muslim
peoples and nations are in existence, the Jihad must continue until all have
been subjugated to the religion of Islam. The Christian message of Jesus Christ
and him crucified is to be propagated by preaching, and the convicting power of
the Holy Ghost. Islam is to be primarily spread through war, conquest,
coercion, and deceit. This has always been the case in the advancement of Islam
and this has not changed in 1,400 yrs since the inception of Muhammad’s
religion. This is still a mandatory religious requirement of all who profess
faith in Islam whenever, and where ever they can perform it. The crusades
lasted about 200 yrs but the Muslim Jihad has been an ongoing endeavor for
1,400 yrs. This is the danger the whole world faces in the 21st.
century. In an age of nuclear technology, germ and bio-chemical technology, the
whole world should know of the danger, and true nature of Islam and of the
doctrine of Jihad. Unfortunately, the president of the
Collier’s Encyclopedia, vol. 13, p. 587: Jihad, from an Arabic verb meaning to struggle and persevere, denotes, in the history of Islamic civilization, religious war waged against heretics, unbelievers, and the enemies of the state or the community of Muslims. In early Islamic history “Jihad” meant holy war, and, as a strictly Islamic phenomenon, it bears a strict relation to the spread of the faith by Muslims’ arms. It was a duty to the Kharijits, a band of warlike rebels, and Jihad was considered an obligation of command; and by them it was ranked as a sixth pillar of religion.
Academic American Encyclopedia, p. 418: In Islam, the duty of each Muslim to spread his religious beliefs is termed “Jihad” Although the word is widely understood to mean a “holy war” against unbelievers, Jihad may also be fulfilled by a personal battle against evil inclinations, the righting of wrongs, and the supporting of what is good.
The concise encyclopedia of Islam, p. 209: Jihad “holy war”, a divine institution of warfare to extend Islam into the dar-al-harb (the non-Islamic territories which are described as the “abode of struggle” or of unbelief) or to defend Islam from danger. Adult males must to participate if the need arises, but not all of them, provided that a “sufficient number” (fard al-kifayah) take it up.
these few references and others that can be sited, we can readily see that the
Islamic Jihad is the greatest military threat to date. Just two decades ago,
Now let us look
at several verses in the Qu’ran to see whether or not the Muslim’s holy book
teaches Jihad. The thing to keep in mind is that the Qu’ran was allegedly
revealed in two historical contexts.
The first set of surahs (chapters) was revealed in
Let us now turn to the Qu’ran (the Muslim holy book) to see if it proscribes violent, murderous acts against Jews, Christians, and Idolaters. Let us now look at some passages that are dear, and near to the hearts of our Muslim neighbors.
Surah 9: 5-6: “And when the sacred months are passed, kill those who join other gods with Allah wherever ye shall find them; and seize them, besiege them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert, and observe prayer, and pay the obligatory alms (jizyah), then let them go their way, for Allah is gracious, merciful. If any one of those who join gods with Allah asks an asylum of thee, grant him an asylum that he may hear the word of Allah, and let him reach his place of safety. This, for that they are people devoid of knowledge.”
Surah 9:29: “Make war upon such of those to whom the scriptures have been given as believe not in Allah, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which Allah and his apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute (jizyah) out of hand, and they be humbled.”
Surah 8:39: “Say to the infidels: If they desist from their unbelief, what is now past shall be forgiven them; but if they return to it, they have already before them the doom of the ancients! Fight then against them till strife be at an end, and the religion be all of it Allah’s.”
Surah 4:74: “Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah, whether he is slain or gets victory- soon shall we give him a reward of great (value).”
Surah 8:34: “Then fight in Allah’s cause- thou art held responsible only for thyself-and rouse the believers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fury of the unbelievers; for Allah is strongest in might and in punishment.”
Surah 8:65: “O prophet, rouse the believers to fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.”
Surah 9:14: “Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, and disgrace them, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breast of the believers.”
Surah 9:123: “O ye who believe! Fight the unbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear him.”
Surah 9:111: “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the gardens (of paradise): they fight in his cause, and slay and are slain: a promise biding on him in truth, through the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qu’ran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.” (Notice: this surah is 9.11.1)
are just a few verses from the Qu’ran that clearly reveal that fighting and
killing is a major tenant of the Islamic faith. It would seem that the higher
the body-count, the more Allah is glorified. According to the Qu’ran, the
Muslims who perform acts of murder and violence against those who do not
believe in Islam are only following what Allah and his apostle prescribed. It
is inculcated upon all who call themselves Muslim to wage Jihad in the name of
Allah. Those who call themselves Muslim, who disagree, should stop lying to
themselves and to everybody else about the true nature of what is called the
second largest religion on the face of the planet. The real challenge the world
faces both militarily and more importantly, spiritually, is the Islamic Jihad
from the Islamic world. Another fact relevant to this topic concerns every
country near and around the
Let us now look at a few sayings from the Hadith on the subject of Jihad, or what some call, holy war. The Hadith or the authentic traditions are the second in authority to the Qu’ran. The Hadith such as Sahih Al-Bukari are considered to be a second inspiration. These recorded traditions are essential to Islam, because they record the life and sayings of Mohammed and his companions. Muslims consider the lifestyle and behavior of Mohammed to be an inspired, practical application of the teachings found in the Qu’ran. What ever Mohammed and his companions did, and said is considered to be revelatory. Many of the deeds and sayings of Mohammed and his companions that are recorded in the Hadiths are not recorded in the Qu’ran. This is why to understand and follow the teachings of the Islamic faith, one must not only read the Qu’ran, but a mandatory reading of the Hadith (pl. Ahadith) is required. The Qu’ran would be unintelligible on its own with out the guidance, and the support of the Hadith. As a matter of fact; everything that is said of the Qu’ran such as who, what, when, where, and how of the Qu’ran are founded on the report of the Hadith. In fact there are many Imams, and Mullahs who believe that a Muslim’s rejection of the Hadith is blasphemy and the Muslim must repent, or be killed.
In Sahih Al-Bukari vol. 2, book 26, num.594: “The prophet was once asked: ‘What is the best deed for the Muslim next to believing in Allah and his messenger?’ his answer was: ‘To participate in Jihad in Allah’s cause.’
Sahih Al-Bukari 4:196 we read, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worship but Allah.’
Sahih Al-Bukari 1 p. 13, “I have been ordered by Allah to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (mandatory alms). If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me.”
Sahih Al-Bukari 5:396 we read, “Allah’s apostle said, “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin al-ashraf who has hurt Allah and his apostle?” Thereupon Mohammed bin Maslama got up saying, “O Allah’s apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” The prophet said, “Yes,” Mohammed bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Ka’b).” The prophet said, “You may say it.”
Sahih Al-Bukari 4: 264 says, “Allah’s apostle sent a group of Ansari men to kill Abu-Rafi. One of them set out and entered there (i.e. the enemies) fort. That man said, “I hid myself in a stable for their animals. They close the fort gate. Later they lost a donkey of theirs, so they went out in its search. I, too, went out with them, pretending to look for it. They found their donkey and entered their fort. And I, too, entered along with them. They closed the fort of the gate at night, and kept its keys in a small window where I could see them. When those people slept, I took the keys and opened the gate and came upon Abu-Rafi and said, ‘O Abu-Rafi. When he replied me, I proceeded towards the voice and hit him. He shouted and I came out to come back, and pretended to be a helper. I said, ‘O Abu-Rafi, changing the tone of my voice. He asked me, ‘what do you want; woe to your mother?’ I asked him, ‘what has happened to you?’ He said, ‘I don’t know who came to me and hit me.’ Then I drove my sword into his belly and pushed it forcibly until I touched the bone.
Al-Bukari vol. 4, book 52, num.42: I heard Allah’s apostle saying, “The example of the Mujahid
in Allah’s cause—and Allah knows better who really strives in his cause---is
like a person that fasts and prays continually. Allah guarantees that he will
admit the Mujahid in his cause into
Sahih Al-Bukari vol. 4, book 52, num.73: Allah’s apostle
said, “Know that
quite clear what the term Jihad means according to the Qu’ran; the Hadith; the
dictionaries, and the encyclopedias. The true meaning of Jihad reveals to us
the nature and intent of Satan when it comes to this religion and all
religions. Satan seeks to kill, to steal, and to destroy the souls of men. Any
precious Muslim who says that Islam doesn’t proscribe killing in the name of
Allah to further it’s purposes, or that Jihad only means a personal struggle in
the heart against temptation, is simply uninformed about the religion he
adheres to, or he is being deceptive in an attempt to hide the true nature of
what some call the second larges religion on the planet. The motivation behind
those who participate in Jihad is the promise of immediate access into
The answer to the Muslim question is in the true Church. The answer is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only it can change an Osama bin laden, or a Saddam Hussein, or a Mohammed from the heart. This gospel came not in word only but in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance. It is much more powerful than the lie of Islam, and it demolishes carnal reasoning, and worldly arguments. The gospel stops all mouths so that the entire world may become guilty before God. This is what our Muslims neighbors need; this is what the whole world needs, and this is the only way by which men and women can be justified before a Holy and a Righteous God. God’s call to the Muslim is not to confess the Shahada (There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the messenger of Allah), but to confess and repent of his sins. All of the good works that are proscribed in the religion of Islam can never save from sin. The true God of the Bible doesn’t save us according to our good works as proscribed in the religions of the world including the religion of Islam. He saves men according to his mercy by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, that he poured out abundantly through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, when we are justified by his blood; we shall not only be saved from wrath, but we shall be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life which in Christ Jesus. This is my pray and desire for our Muslim neighbors is that they may find true life eternal and peace with the true and living God, and our Savoir the Lord Jesus. The wages of sin is death (in Hell) but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Repent, and believe the gospel!!
While the nation has been made to believe we are safer
because of our invasion of
The terrorist are
amongst us, and at an appointed time they will be activated to do what Jihadist
do best; murder, maim, pillage, rape, steal, enslave, abuse, etc. all in the
name of Allah and his apostle. This is the only real Jihad that there is. There
is no record that Mohammed ever demonstrated any other kind of Jihad, such as
the Jihad of the pen, or the Jihad of the heart. The only Jihad he performed
was the Jihad of the sword. Islam’s ultimate purpose is to rule the whole
world, and devour all those who oppose the religion of Allah. “The Jihad, the
fighting, is obligatory on you wherever you can perform it. And just as when
you are in
3. Abu Sayyaf
4. Al Gama’at al Islamiyya
7. National Islamic front
8. Al Muhajiroun
9. Jamaat e Islami
10. Palestinian Islamic Jihad
(American jihad S. Emerson, Free Press.)
groups here in the
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