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Friday, 01 July 2011 13:35

JIHAD–A Bird’s Eye View

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In Islamic experience Jihad joined two primary meanings:  Peaceful Striving inviting to revealed truth as an individual inner spiritual discipline through self-sacrifice and suffering; and Combative Struggle as the external social and political manifestation of this primary interior attitude. This basic distinction between individual and communal levels of activity provides the ideal goal for Muslim religious striving in all its forms. This essay offers a concise overview of Jihad and its continuing existential significance for the Muslim community today.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Karim Crow

Karim Douglas Crow is a Principal Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia.