The Reliance of the Traveller, Sharia manual endorsed by Al-Azhar University, highest school of Sunni learning, says in Section o.9.0:
“JIHAD means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad.
“As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said he was returning from jihad.”
IN FACT though, there is NEXT TO NOTHING about the “greater” (inner) jihad in the Islamic texts. Bill Warner (Center for the Study of Political Islam) has statistically analyzed the hadiths and finds that only 3% of the references to Jihad are about the inner jihad, and 97% about war on Kafirs (non-Muslims). The reference to “inner jihad” is trotted out by Islamic scholars almost always only when trying to deceive kafirs (using TAQIYYA, deliberate deception – see separate post on this). Jihad as described and prescribed in the Koran and other Islamic scriptures is overwhelmingly about WAR UPON US.
Here is a classic example of the self-delusion practised by Useful Idiots when trying to excuse Islam for terrorist outrages:
Professor Mohamed Abdalla (then of Griffith University in Brisbane) a few years ago on ABC Q&A was asked a question about Jihad. He gave a virtuoso demonstration of Taqiyya and the illiterates on the stacked panel – they all were – lapped it up like kittens. He KNOWS that the Koran, 2:126, says –
“Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. But you may hate a thing though it is good for you, and love a thing although it is bad for you. God knows, but you know not.”
And 9:39 says “If you do not go to war, He will punish you sternly, and will replace you by other men … “
SO: Jihad is OBLIGATORY in Islam. Some Muslims refer to it as the Sixth Pillar of Islam – as seen here in a picture from a Muslim demonstration in Sydney’s Hyde Park in 2012:
After belief in Allah and in Mohammed as his apostle, Jihad is the most important duty of every Muslim. While for women Mohammed said that their jihad should be doing the Haj, for men it was engaging in holy war.
From the most highly regarded Sahih Bukhari collection of hadiths:
Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” ….
Martyrdom in Jihad the only assurance of going to paradise
Islam teaches that no one, even Mohammed himself, could be sure of his destination after death (ie paradise or hell):
Volume 2, Book 23, Number 334 – “I do not know what Allah will do with me though I am Allah’s Apostle.”
But THIS hadith guarantees that a jihadist who dies (is “martyred”) in holy war will go to paradise:
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 352:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah guarantees him who strives in His Cause and whose motivation for going out is nothing but Jihad in His Cause and belief in His Word, that He will admit him into Paradise (if martyred) or bring him back to his dwelling place, whence he has come out, with what he gains of reward and booty.”
Koran 4:74 confirms this: Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.
And then there’s this, again from the hadiths:
“Paradise is in the shade of swords.” – Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73
These hadiths, specifying the ONLY assurance of salvation in Islam, have inspired many jihadists.
COMPARE it with the clear assurance of salvation given in Christianity:
1 John 1:9 – “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’s motto is:
“Allah is our objective; the Koran is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; JIHAD is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.“ Hmm, death cult, anyone?
So, in the present day: what constitutes fighting?
It’s more than just armed violence. Jihad is a many-headed beast. In the Hadiths, Mohammed says ‘WAR IS DECEIT.’ [Sahih Bukhari 4:52:267, 4:52:268, and 4:52:269]. Jihad is about seeking domination by Islam – by whatever means it takes. We are being confronted on a very wide front by Islam.
It includes migration, outbreeding us, infiltration, corrupting education, raising funds for war upon us, and much more. Watch out also for Interfaith (ecumenical jihad), Islam getting into bed with the Left, using the Palestinian issue, attacking Christian observances and demanding government money.
Here is a very incomplete list of fronts on which the West is being confronted by Islamic JIHAD:
1. MIGRATION JIHAD – invasion of the West. This has an Islamic name: HIJRA (see SEPARATE POST on HIJRA). In a hadith, Mohammad said: “O people, immigrate, holding onto Islam, for hijra or migration is to continue as long as jihad continues.” Mohammad specifically forbade migration that involved integration: “Do not inhabit or settle with non-Muslims and do not make friends with them for whoever does, is not one of us.”
2. WOMB JIHAD – outbreeding Westerners
3. STEALTH JIHAD – infiltrating political groups, government and media
4. EDUCATIONAL JIHAD – corrupting textbooks and ‘refocusing’ education curriculums and materials with a sanitized picture of Islam, belittling of Christianity and demonization of Israel; establishing Islamic schools and university centres with Saudi, other Gulf and Turkish money; and distributing millions of Korans. Proselytization – spreading Islam by teaching in streets and from mosques – is called DA’WAH.
Saudi Arabia has been propagating Wahhabi ideology throughout the West and elsewhere by its printing of millions upon millions of Korans, and funding of mosques, schools and university chairs. In Australia it has funded three campuses of the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies (NCEIS) – at the Universities of Melbourne, Griffith and Western Sydney. This is a key strategy of civilizational jihad.
5. FINANCIAL JIHAD: Sharia finance; and Halal Certification – an extortion racket to parasitize on us and raise funds for jihad (see SEPARATE POST on HALAL)
6. SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH (any criticism whatever of Islam)
7. ECUMENICAL JIHAD – “Interfaith” talkfests. You will be aware of churches misguidedly letting Muslim imams come and “dispel misconceptions about islam” to the congregation, but how many imams then invite a church minister to come to their mosque and dispel misconceptions about Christianity?
8. MAKING ALLIANCES WITH THE LEFT (which it will eventually eat)
9. USING THE PALESTINIANS AS A WEDGE ISSUE to mobilize “useful idiots”
10. CIVILIZATIONAL JIHAD – attacking Christmas, Easter and crosses; removing pork from school meals; demanding “multicultural” grants, eg for Islamic Museum; demands for legal pluralism (explicit recognition of sharia law); denouncing Anzac Day and refusing to respect our flag and national anthem.
Make no mistake about it, JIHAD remains a permanent threat from Islam to our Western civilization (and all other non-Islamic civilizations).