(O:Jihad means to war against non-Muslim, and is etymologically derived from the workd mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is the spiritual warfare against teh lover self (nafs) which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said as he was returning from jihad,
"We have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad."
The scriptural basis for jihad, prior to scholarly consensus (def: b7) is such Koranic verses as:
(1)"Fighting is prescribed for you" (Koran 2:216);
(2) "Slay them wherever you find them" (Koran 4:89);
(3) "Fight the idolators utterly" (Koran 9:36);
and such hadiths as the one related by Bukhari and Muslim that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
"I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and perform the prayer, and pay zakat. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the rights of Islam over them. And their final reckoning is with Allah";
and the hadith reported by Muslim,
"To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it."
Details concerning jihad are found in the accounts of the military expeditions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), including his own martial forays and those on which he dispatched others. The former consist of the ones her personally attended, some twenty-seven (others say twenty-nine) of them. He fought in eight of them, and killed only one person with his noble hand. Ubayy ibn Khalaf, at the battle of Uhud. On the latter expeditions he sent other to fight, himself remaining at Medina, and these were forty-seven in number.)
I suspect our commenter above probably missed Fitna, but that's okay. There are those around who are happy to follow the laws of islam as per the Reliance:
At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
i keep breathing for the day that you and your ilk are hanging from trees by your feet with your throats cut.I would personally relish slicing off your cock and stuffing it down your fathers throat and watching your children watch you both fucking die.Oxygen thieves like you must be slaughtered. free Palestine. I am sure i'll see you around the city.Come and introduce yourself 3==D 0=
This fellow would have no problem shouting allahu akhbar while sticking a knife into someone.
He no doubt thinks that Theo van Gogh got what was coming to him.