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What exactly is the meaning of jehad?

Asked by r, 22 Nov '08 04:09 pm
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Kisi achchhe kaam ko karne ki anthak koshish karna aur usmein jo rukaawatein aayein unko bardaasht karna
Answered by Mohammed Shakir, 22 Nov '08 04:11 pm

 
  
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The exact meaning of "Jihad" is "effort". Thus, in Islam, "to carry out jihad" is "to show effort, to struggle". The Prophet Muhammad explained that "the greatest jihad is the one a person carries out against his lower soul". What is meant by "lower soul" here is selfish desires and ambitions.

Assessed from the Qur'anic point of view, the word "jihad" can also mean a struggle carried out on intellectual grounds against those who oppress people, treat them unjustly, subject them to torture and cruelty and violate legitimate human rights. The purpose of this struggle is to bring about justice, peace and equality.

Apart from these ideological and spiritual meanings, struggle in the physical sense is also considered as "jihad". However, as explained above, this has to be a struggle carried out solely for defensive purposes. The use of the concept of "jihad" for acts of aggres ...more
Answered by shameel ahmed, 22 Nov '08 04:19 pm

 
  
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Oft rpt Q many times answered.Jihad, (which comes from the Arabic root word jahada, meaning "to toil, to exert oneself, to strive for a better way of life") is correctly translated as "struggle" or "endeavour," and can easily apply to such things as a student working to earn a medical degree or a group of people raising money to build a mosque. It can apply to the struggle to control one's temper, or to learn to read and write.
Answered by Narayana Raja, 22 Nov '08 06:23 pm

 
  
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Jeddo jehad, ( Koshish per koshish karana).Try & try till you get your target.
Answered by SATTAYAM, 22 Nov '08 06:15 pm

 
  
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Fight for every rightiousness and good cause for the welfare of the public
Answered by mpsgahlaut, 22 Nov '08 05:47 pm

 
  
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How do u know Islam is the greatest deception in the world? for ex, it teaches lies of the Devil such as JESUS DID NOT DIE ON THE CROSS.
Answered by tellthe wholeworld, 22 Nov '08 04:53 pm

 
  
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Google it..
Answered by Anurag Sharma, 22 Nov '08 04:11 pm

 
  
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