Muslim attitudes to war

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  • Created on: 20-05-11 16:27

Although Islam is a peaceful religion, they do not believe in pacifism. Qur'an teaches sometimes war is necessary to conquer evil but once evil is defeated fighting must stop.

Jihad

Pleasing Allah involves getting rid of evil and establishing peace. Jihad-struggle against evil. Greater jihad-personal battle within yourself, whether to do what is right/succumb to evil. Lesser jihad-taking militaty action to bring about a just society. Muslims should go to war if necessary and fight to preserve Islam if religion comes under attack.

Holy War

Islam has rules about how lesser jihad should be conducted: war…

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