Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | June - 2002
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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iv. The Ultimate Goal
The fourth thing discussed in the verses (2:190-4) is the ultimate goal of Jihad. It says that Jihad should continue until two objectives are totally achieved:
Firstly, ‘فتنه’ (fitnah) is uprooted.
Secondly, in the Arabian peninsula only Islam reigns supreme
Peace and freedom are two essential requirements of a society. Just as various penal measures help in protecting a society from the evils and excesses committed by an individual, resorting to armed offensives sometimes becomes essential to curb the evils perpetrated by countries and nations. As lon
Unfortunately, Jihad has become one of the most misunderstood doctrines of Islam. To many Muslims, Jihad is the answer to all their sufferings, but to non-Muslims it is perhaps become the primary reason to dread Muslims. In a world that is populated by almost 1.5 billion Muslims, this issue assumes pheno
Waging War against the Disbelievers
Question: There is a Qur’anic verse (9:29)1 that states that we should fight the Ahl al-Kitab (the People of the Book) until they pay the Jizyah tax. Then we also have verses like 9:52 which state that the Idolaters should be put to death. The f
Both the Qur’an and the established practice of the Prophets of Allah explicitly say thatJihad can only be waged by a state. No group of people have been given the authority to take up arms, because individual groups if given this license will create great disorder and destruction by fighting amo
Muslims are required by their religion to submit to the authority of the country they live in. They must comply with their rulers and not create chaos in anyway. The Qur’an directs them to follow those in authority after following Allah and the Prophet (sws) in the following words: