July 7, 2021, at 9:42 p.m.
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As a Muslim woman, I almost routinely hear the word jihad casually and politically thrown about then afterward Muslims are expected to explain why it’s used and who is using it.
Jihad is often misused by Islamophobe’s and non-Arabic speakers alike, the word jihad is known in Arabic as effort or striving, as in the effort jihad to be a better person or jihad struggle to be a better Muslim and these important contexts are all but forgotten in the name of hate
The Holy Quran describes three types of jihads and none of them have anything to do with what non-Muslims equate with…. terrorism.
The different often ignored types of include, include a jihad against yourself, a jihad against Satan, which also are called greater jihads,I had jihad against an open enemy, or rival or a physical struggle or ‘holy war’ in defense of isam,alsoe also known as lesser jiha.
The problem with translating a text if you are not a native- born speaker of it, you run the risk of Mistranslation, such is what happened with jihad. Commonly misunderstood, stripped of its meanings and contexts.
Another example I want to give, besides jihad, is also with the infamous Islamophobic 72 virgin’s argument to hate Islam. It is a misguided belief held by some that when reaching Jannah, it is said you would be rewarded with 72 virgins. This is also believed to be false due to a Mistranslation of the word virgin.There are also other interpretations as said in the hadith Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1663 Narrated by Al-Miqdam bin Ma’diykarib:the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “There are six things with Allah for the martyr. He is forgiven with the first flow of blood (he suffers), he is shown his place in Paradise, he is protected from punishment in the grave, secured from the greatest terror, the crown of dignity is placed upon his head – and its gems are better than the world and what is in it – he is married to seventy-two wives along Al-Huril-‘Ayn of Paradise, and he may intercede for seventy of his close relatives.”
[Abu ‘Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Sahih.
Al hur al ayn is also known as mermaid. Even then It doesn’t say “who die on jihad get it,” it says the shahiid, or martyr, as Narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building, etc., and the martyrs in Allah’s Cause.”
Sa’id bin Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail (May Allah be pleased with him) reported, one of the ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of entering Jannah reported.
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: “He who dies while defending his property is a martyr; he who dies in defense of his own life is a martyr; and he who dies on the defense of his faith is a martyr, he who dies in defense of his family is a martyr.”
These are also considered to be shahiids, or martyrs, even they did not die in violence nor battle.
So to those who use the Islamophobic argument or misuse jihad purposefully fully knowing the damage, it does to Muslims like me why are we expected to explain this rather than you educating yourself and not doing microaggressions towards us Muslims?
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