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Jihad on Our Knees & the Phenomena of Islamic Jihad - By Abdul Tariq

Jihad on Our Knees & the Phenomena of Islamic Jihad - By Abdul Tariq

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Published by Gilbert Hanz
Try telling your Muslim friend you believe Muhammad was deceived or an outrightfraud, and see how peaceful the situation becomes. (I do not recommend thisapproach, nor practice it). Throughout the Muslim nations of the world, Muslimsmimic Muhammad in word and deed.
Try telling your Muslim friend you believe Muhammad was deceived or an outrightfraud, and see how peaceful the situation becomes. (I do not recommend thisapproach, nor practice it). Throughout the Muslim nations of the world, Muslimsmimic Muhammad in word and deed.

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Jihad On Our Knees & The Phenomena Of Islamic Jihad
 
Written By Abdul Tariq
 
Those who have perpetrated the atrocity in America have probably accomplished far more than even they expected in the wake of the tragic events of September 11.Think about it for a moment. They have succeeded in causing mass fear, crippledthe American economy, the sense of security as a nation (which may serve as awake up call for those not putting their trust in God)and are still receiving around theclock publicity. While I understand that President Bush probably intended tocommunicate that he did not want to alienate Muslims as a people or start WorldWar Three, making it a point to have a Qur'an visible on his desk during a recentpublic address could be viewed as an Islamic victory as well.Even in our part of the country, Muslim leaders have been keen to respond to thegovernor's plea for "interfaith dialogue" and "mutual understanding." People nowwant to know "What is Islam?" and "Why?" The problem is, no one reallyunderstands Islam in America. And, those who have any inkling seem to be "playingright into their hands" for fear of being labeled a "Muslim basher." So Americans, andeven Church leaders and Christians are "drinking it in" while Muslims are presentingIslam as unconditionally peaceful (emphasis added).Recently, a local Muslim imam was seen in a newspaper smiling with his arm aroundthe pastor after speaking to the congregation in the church as a guest speaker. Atone mosque the imam plainly stated, "We are being asked to explain ourselves . . .avoid discussing issues that divide us" in a context where the term dawah was used,i.e., Islamic propagation, and or invitation. Elsewhere, several Islamic organizationslike the legal group CAIR have been "using the power of the pen," and are activelyinvolved in various forms of jihad in order to get a toehold, a foothold, and eventuallya stronghold until the "best community" (the Muslim ummah) is the "moral majority."I have Muslim friends, and I love them. Many of them are constantly meditating onrightly relating to their god (taqwah Vs Fitnah), and demonstrate fear of their lord.This battle/relationship between taqwah, or focusing on the Islamic God, and fitnah,or distraction from focusing on their god, is considered "jihad" for many Muslims.However, this figurative interpretation of the doctrine of jihad and accompanyingniceness changes when it is perceived that you or I are a threat to the Muslimcommunity, and this perception can be characterized by many things, e.g., refusingto accept Islam, or submitting under the Islam system.Try telling your Muslim friend you believe Muhammad was deceived or an outrightfraud, and see how peaceful the situation becomes. (I do not recommend thisapproach, nor practice it). Throughout the Muslim nations of the world, Muslimsmimic Muhammad in word and deed. Loving, adoring, and emulating him in minutedetail is called Sunnah. Muslims today dye their beards red, brush their teeth with amiswak, urinate from a squatting position, and many other things simply becauseMuhammad is reported to have behaved in that way. In fact, 90% of Islamic law isbased on the Sunnah, not the Qur'an in an Islamic state. The Sunnah has beencollected into volumes of "ahadith," or traditions for the future benefit of Muslims. Let
 
us examine what the Sunnah of Muhammad states in the most authoritative hadithregarding the doctrine of Jihad, Al-Bukhari.While many Muslims and non-Muslims have relegated Jihad to internal dissonance,the term Jihad actually means struggling or "fighting for the cause of Allah." Thecause of Allah is defined as "He who fights so that Allah's' Word (i.e. Islam) shouldbe superior," i.e. the establishment of Shariah, or Islamic law in a culture or society(Bukhari IV, Chap 15, #65, pg. 50). Moreover, "struggling" requires the use of one'slife and property (Bukhari IV, Chap 2, #44, p. 37, chapt 27, p. 58, p. 63), andtherefore Jihad is the use of any and all means.Many non-Muslims do not realize that suicide and myrtardom are two differentconcepts in Islam. This is signifigant because some Muslims will state infatically thatthose who commit suicide will go to hell fire when referring to Jihad related deaths.Dying in the cause of Allah (establishing Islam supreme) is not considered suicide,and those who die as a martyr in jihad causes Muhammad to smile (Bukhari IV,Chap 3, # 47, pg. 39). Thus, the desire to please "Allah and his apostle" in terms of  jihad is sunnah. "Jihad is carried on whether the Muslim ruler who calls for it is agood or bad person, by virtue of the saying of the Prophet." (Bukhari Vol. IV, p. 71).Besides making "Allah and his apostle" Muhammad smile, what does the martyr of  jihad expect? First, it is a misconception that there is no assurance of salvationoffered in orthodox Islamic teaching. There is! Those who die in Jihad fighting Allah'scause "will go to paradise" (Bukhari, Vol IV, p. 55). In fact, martyrs will go to Al-Firdaus, which refers to a "front row seat" in the presence of God (Bukhari Vol. IV, p.40, 53), Second, the best house in paradise is entitled the house of Martyrs (Bukhari,Vol. IV, p. 40). Third, those of the highest status among Muslims and greatest dignityfrom Allah in heaven will be the martyrs of Islamic jihad (Bukhari Vol. IV, p. 43, 55) Itis said that only those who have died in jihad will want to return to earth to die againin order to gain the "best of the best" of the rewards in the Islamic paradise (BukhariVol. IV. p. 42, 540).Not many people realize that the peaceful verses, or Surahs and ayas of the Qur'anwere abrogated when Muhammad acquired an army and was established as theleader of the new Muslim community in Madinah. For example, Sura 2:256 wasabrogated by Sura 9 and so forth. One does not have to understand this to know thatthere really is not "religious freedom" and where there is, it is considered temporaryand not a right from the Islamic viewpoint. For example, if there is no "compulsion inreligion" why cannot a Muslim become a Christian without being killed? Moreover,the Qur'an, Hadith, history, and contemporary trends reflects a sprit of Jihad thatextends beyond internal dissonance. I know what some authors have written in their books on the subject. I have them in my library, but we have to realize that jihad isnot either, or. It is a way of life manifesting itself in various forms.While it is true many Muslims would not resort to physical violence to establish Islamas the sovereign, most would say that the world would be a better place if broughtunder the submission of Islam. The sincere believer in the Lord and Savior Jesuswould believe that the world would be a better place if summated to the Lordship of Christ Jesus. The difference is that jihad of the believer in Jesus is to wage a warfarethat presents the truth in love, in God's strength and on our knees in intercession for 

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