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What counts as a colonial war?[edit]

The fulani war is listed as an anticolonial war. But it involved no colonial powers? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thermocycler (talkcontribs) 22:58, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Representation of meaning of jihad as "Holy War" in second paragraph.[edit]

Firstly forgive me if I have not done this properly, new to this.

The article states " Jihad is often translated as "Holy War",[10][11][12] although this term is controversial"

I believe it should state something more along the lines of "Jihad is often misinterpreted as "Holy War" and this term is controversial".

The citations linked (especially the news article) don't actually translate it as Holy War (as they are not scholarly) merely just call it that. Jihad is not Holy War and in that context I do not think translation is the right word as it suggests actual scholars translate it as Holy War. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.45.183.234 (talk) 12:44, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

The wiki entry for jihad seems different from my original reading. I had begun to suspect that wikipedia might be forum for anti muslim propoganda.

Your comment is certainly making a very careful distinction bases in the truthful meaning of the word.

Keep up the good work. DHorse1 (talk) 15:18, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

An issue.[edit]

It is stated: "Of the 199 references to jihad in perhaps the most standard collection of hadith — Bukhari — all assume that jihad means warfare."

This is utterly false. Here's one example. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HakimPhilo (talkcontribs) 13:55, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

All of the 164 verses, jihad is implied or the term Qital (fighting) is used[edit]

This is factually incorrect, there are many verses in which jihad doesn't mean qital, a classical example is

فلا تطع الكافرين وجاهدهم به جهادًا كبيرًا " 52 /الفرقان - 25

--HakimPhilo (talk) 21:40, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

- and what would that mean in English? I assume there are canonical translations of this. Is this the whole verse? Staszek Lem (talk) 22:34, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I deleted this sentence, because this is not what the cited source says. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:48, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

what jehad is  ?[edit]

WHAT JIHAD IS

The Arabic word "jihad" is often translated as "holy war," but in a purely linguistic sense, the word " jihad" means struggling or striving.

The arabic word for war is: "al-harb

In a religious sense, as described by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (s), "jihad" has many meanings. It can refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslims or believer, as well as working to inform people about the faith of Islam.

If military jihad is required to protect the faith against others, it can be performed using anything from legal, diplomatic and economic to political means. If there is no peaceful alternative, Islam also allows the use of force, but there are strict rules of engagement. Innocents - such as women, children, or invalids - must never be harmed, and any peaceful overtures from the enemy must be accepted.

Military action is therefore only one means of jihad, and is very rare. To highlight this point, the Prophet Mohammed told his followers returning from a military campaign: "This day we have returned from the minor jihad to the major jihad," which he said meant returning from armed battle to the peaceful battle for self-control and betterment.

In case military action appears necessary, not everyone can declare jihad. The religious military campaign has to be declared by a proper authority, advised by scholars, who say the religion and people are under threat and violence is imperative to defend them. The concept of "just war" is very important.

The concept of jihad has been hijacked by many political and religious groups over the ages in a bid to justify various forms of violence. In most cases, Islamic splinter groups invoked jihad to fight against the established Islamic order. Scholars say this misuse of jihad contradicts Islam.

Examples of sanctioned military jihad include the Muslims' defensive battles against the Crusaders in medieval times, and before that some responses by Muslims against Byzantine and Persian attacks during the period of the early Islamic conquests. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2406:5600:5D:46FA:A862:4711:3776:C688 (talk) 10:17, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 August 2015[edit]

Please undo recent revisions 676897103 and 676897103 by Tnoamen. Clear violation of NPOV. Abu Adderall (talk) 15:14, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done By another - Arjayay (talk) 18:18, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

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jihad\struggle[edit]

jihad does not in any way mean "holy war" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.99.53.66 (talk) 23:31, 28 August 2015 (UTC)