Followers of several Muslim sects believe that Jihad only mean to struggle for the purification of one-self and has nothing to do with ‘military resistance’ – not at least in the modern times.
Such thinking is a result of the psychological and intellectual oppression created in our minds by the cultural invasion of the West. One aspect of the logic is the apologetic approach, which some Muslim historians use when they discuss the issue of jihad in Islam, or the Islamic conquests. They view these military expeditions as having been launched in defense of the Arabian Peninsula against the incursions of the Romans and the Persians. Even the military expeditions of the Prophet (pbuh) himself have not escaped this apologetic approach, which portrays them as being waged in defense of the state of Madinah.
Some Muslim historians have even gone so far to reject some well-known and well-documented incidents because they were unable to produce the apologetic justification they needed. For example, one such writer denies Ibn Ishaq’s reports concerning the slaughter of the warriors of Qurayzah, although these reports are confirmed in the books of hadith, Seerah and history. It is as if he doubts the fairness of punishing them. The Islamic interpretation of history is not apologetic, nor is it a defensive justification. It is based on the conviction that Islam is the truth, and whatever contradicts it is falsehood. Whatever Allah has legislated in Islam, be it jihad or anything else, is right and has no need of apology or justification, however strange or unacceptable it may appear to the dominant western corrupt mentality of the 21st century.
Muslims should not modify Islam and its history to suit the tastes and ideologies of people in any particular age. What people commend at one particular time may be distasteful at another, and what is considered good by people in one place may be regarded as bad by the people of another place. Only Allah can truly or evaluate anything and this is reflected in His law, the Shari'ah. True judgment cannot come from the whims, desires and subjective personal opinions of mere mortals. Allah is victorious over what He ordains
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Tomorrow it will be too late
What You Don’t Know Can Kill You