Jihad

A further very important aspect of Islamic spirituality is Jihad.

Greater Jihad is defined as ‘personal individual struggle against evil in the way of Allah’. This is a daily feature in the life of a Muslim as they try to ensure that every aspect of their life is lived in accordance with Allah’s will.

The concept often referred to as Jihad, particularly in some parts of the media, is in fact Lesser Jihad. This is sometimes translated as a Holy War – fighting to protect Islam. The conditions of Lesser Jihad, like those of a Just War, are very strict and Muslims in the UK say that no Lesser Jihad has been legitimately called for many centuries.

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