Question: What does Qur’an say about the Jihad?
Answer: FOR US PEOPLE OF THE ERA OF THE END OF THE WORLD, AND THE TIME/ERA OF THE DISCERNMENT/FURQAN OF THE QUR’AN, THE COMMANDMENT FOR JIHAD COMES IN THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE QUR’AN (in order of descent) !
In the Qur’an, the word “Jahd” signifies: Effort/ Struggle/ Strive; the word “Jihad,” Striving generally, collectively, wholly and entirely with persistence. The word “Harb” means: war/ battle.
NEVER IN THE WHOLE QUR’AN CAN YOU FIND TWO DIFFERENT WORDS, MEANING EXACTLY THE SAME THING! And we have to be very careful and pay a lot of attention to the words, as every word has its own specified reason and purpose .
The word, struggling, striving or making effort is always either for achieving something, or, for not loosing something that we already have. As, the word “Jihad” only comes with the word “faith” and “for the Path of God” in the Qur’an, then it means:*
*9:123: “O you who believe! Fight against those of the unbelievers who gird you about; and let them find firmness in you, and know that All’h Is with the (God) -fearing ones”!
There are however, two major factors today to be taken into consideration:
1) The Commandment of Jihad for a collective war, IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TODAY! As, this Command can only be delivered by a Prophet*, who receives the Order directly from God, to his people, in his own time. (9:73) *:
(* a Prophet is a Messenger who brings a new Book)
*9:73 “O Prophet! Strive—Jihad—hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them; their abode is Hell, being an evil refuge indeed!
2) Muhammad being the last Prophet (as the Qur’an was the last Book) , thus:
SO, NO ONE TODAY IS APT, AND IN SUCH A POSITION FOR COMMANDING “JIHAD”, AS RELIGIOUS WAR IN THE NAME OF GOD!!
On the other hand, at our time that the Qur’an re-Opens (35: 31-32) for Its second and third Dimension of Knowledge, as already mentioned before, “every time that a Book of God is Sent or re-Opens for people, it is at the level of their general knowledge, and understanding”.
Our knowledge today, having reached the level of electronic eyes, through which we have penetrated the inner world of man’s body and explored the human cell; therefore, be it war, killing, fighting and struggling, or other Commandments, they are generally applicable at the level of the human cell today; and not necessarily the human fellow. (Beside the fact of specified verses, indicating to belong specifically to the time and / the person of the Prophet, or specifically named someone, and not to us as the verse above.)
So due to the reasons above, today the Commandment of Jihad applies specifically to the inner world, and the collectively of human cells inside each of us individually.
We have to fight against the incredulous, unbelieving cells of our inner world, the cells that go astray (kaffir in Arabic) . We should kill the unbelieving cells (2:54) * whenever we come across them; that is, whenever the temptation of letting go appears in our mind, otherwise they will increase—into tumors—and they will kill us. (9:125) *:
*2:54 “And when Moses said to his people: O my people! You have indeed harmed your selves/cells in adopting—worshiping—the calf; thus return to your Initiator, and kill your selves/cells, such is better for you due to your Initiator, then He Turned to you, indeed He Is Oft-Returning, the Merciful.”
9:125 “But those in whose hearts is a disease, it will increase uncleanness to their uncleanness, dying in state of unbelief.”
ALL VIOLATIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE’S RIGHTS IS PUNISHABLE BY THE RELIGION OF ALL’H–the forces of nature; be it in this World, or after death where the soul gets tormented by the regrets of its bad deeds.
ALL the Commandments in the Qur’an today, concern only our selves/cells and our inner world. In no way can we command/ execute them on someone else, there is no compulsion in the Religion: “Let there be no compulsion in the Religion.” (2:256) .
Nevertheless, for this second Opening of the Qur’an through the Discernment, a Study to memorize by everyone
(38:87 “In fact this is a Reminder for all people of the World.”)
intellectuals, searchers, scientists as well as plain ordinary people; the Commandment of our Almighty Lord to us people of our Time, concerning the Jihad, lays in the last Chapter/Soura (by the order of descent) and placed in Ch. (110) of the Book:*
*1: “When comes the ‘Help’ of All’h—the Evidence, the Proof of the Creator—and the Opening;
2: “And you see the people entering the Religion of All’h, in crowds;
3: “Then celebrate by Praising your Lord and pray His Forgiveness, in fact He Is Forgiving.”
Please note that in this Last Chapter, Indicating the ultimate Opening of the Qur’an being for the people of the end, the religion has been Called: ” The Religion of All’h“!
– the Religion of every true believer of ONE GOD CREATOR Alone;—the Religion that gathers ALL THE BELIEVERS OF THE WORLD, UNDER THE SAME “FLAG” OF ONE AND ONLY LORD AND GOD, THE CREATOR;—the Religion of the Creator that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, were submitted to, and before this, Abraham had called It “Submission” (Islam) (22:78) *.
(Reminding the meaning of “The Religion of All’h”:
The Religion = Universal’ law;
All (a) h = The Creator/the 4 basic forces of Creation of all universes and their population) ;
*22:78 “And strive in All’h such as is due to it; He Has Chosen you and Has Imposed no difficulties on you in the Religion, the cult of your father, Abraham; he called you “muslims” before this; and in this, so that the Messenger be a witness for you, and you be witness for mankind. So establish the Connection (Salat) and give the regular charity and hold fast to All’h. He Is your Protector, the best of the protectors and best of the helpers.”
Today the Help of God—the Divine mathematical Evidence of the Book—has come, and the—ultimate—Opening of the Qur’an is proceeding. This being The Religion that people will enter, in crowds, God Willing; and that we are about to witness such an event.
Then, our Commandment for Jihad (in Ch.110 above) , is to be part of this; and start purifying our inner world by glorifying (Salat) in praising our Lord and asking Him forgiveness to erase our sins.
( 2:256) : “THERE IS NO COMPULSION IN THE RELIGION; NOW THAT THE WAY OF GUIDANCE—The Word—IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE FRAUD—imposture—THUS WHOEVER REJECTS THE EVIL AND BELIEVES IN ALL’H—The Only God Creator—HOLDS INDEED UNTO THE MOST TRUSTWORTHY HANDHOLD THAT SHALL NEVER BREAK; AND ALL’H IS ALL HEARING, ALL KNOWING.”