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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Iamthatbish
Not to sound pedantic, but not necessarily!!!
from Arabic qur'ān ‘recitation’, from qara'a ‘read, recite’.
The Quran can be read!
It's what every Muslim does...
Some can recite it back to front... These people would write more copies of the Quran, usually Imams!
Congressional testimony suggests that 80% of the Mosques in the United States are controlled by radical imams.
Then there is Memphis imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, above, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, who was taped last October saying that Jews and Christians are filthy polytheists and that their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslims.
Imams are usually the ones inciting violence too, and they are the ones who memorized the quran better than the sheep sent to slaughter.
The word Jihad is from the Arabic root word JHD that basically means striving or struggle. The question is striving for what or a struggle for what? The struggle is of two types—one inner and one outer. Both have the same purpose which is to change the status quo—a status which is not in line with God’s will or not in line with nature as such, a status which causes unrest and disturbance.
Thus, if there is an evil temptation for wrongdoing and we struggle very hard to overcome that temptation, it is striving in the cause of God and is considered one of the best forms of Jihad. Thus, if there is a tyrant ruler who is oppressing people and one stands up to that tyrant and says a word of truth against his rule it is also one form of Jihad. In Sufi tradition, the self is the enemy and conquering the self is overpowering the enemy and one of the best forms of Jihad.