The True Jihad

Through the book, The True Jihad Maulana Wahiduddin Khan proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Islam and violence are contradictory to each other. Islam claims to be an eternal religion and violence as a principle is totally alien to the scheme of things in Islam. The truth of the matter is that, all the teachings of Islam are based directly or indirectly on the principle of peace. The word ‘jihad’ has nowhere been used in the Quran to mean war in the sense of launching an offensive. It is used rather to mean a peaceful, ideological ‘struggle’. The action most consistently called for in the Quran is the exercise of patience. No excuse, therefore, justifies the use of violence, in individual or national life. Islam teaches the maintenance of peace unilaterally. The book proves that the concept of Islamic violence is so obviously unfounded that prima facie it stands rejected.

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