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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CAIR and al jihad akbar

It used to be said that the "greater Jihad" was to strive for righteousness within oneself. This saying was countered - by polemicists and by jihadis - as da'if. Translation: it was recorded by secondary sources, many of whom marked it as weak.

This new Hanbali fatwa brings up several secondary sources which promote the spirit of jihad, but limit the (violent) qital to situations of true (if militant) piety.

"Greater Jihad" looks Sufi to me; it sounds like something a Buddhist convert, or a Samarqandi Muslim with access to such monasteries, would say. But the sentiment seems authentic going back to the earliest period.

posted by Zimri on 20:48 | link | 0 comments

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