Isn’t Islam a peace-loving religion? Isn’t Jihad just a spiritual struggle?

Isn’t Islam a peace-loving religion?
Isn’t Jihad just a spiritual struggle?

“Jihad,” “holy fighting,” or”Allah’s Cause,” is spoken of in the Hadith as follows:”Allah’s Apostle dictated the Divine Verse: ‘Not equal are those unbelievers who sit at home and those who strive hard, fighting in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and lives.’
“(Bukhari V4B52N85).
The Qur’an says, “Zaid said, ‘Maktum came to the Prophet while he was reciting that verse. On that Maktum said, “O Allah’s Apostle! If I had power, I would take part in Jihad.” He was a blind man. So Allah sent down revelation to His Apostle … “Except those who are disabled by injury or are blind or lame.”‘
“(Qur’an 004:095)
If jihad is a spiritual struggle as many claim it to be, then why would Allah grant the physically disabled an exemption?
The verse goes on to say,”Not equal are those believers who sit at home and receive no injurious hurt, and those who strive hard [Jihad] fighting in the Cause of Allah, fighting with their wealth and bodies to those who sit (at home). “Another Hadith says, “The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for the believers who do not want me to leave them, I would certainly and always go forth in army-units setting out for Jihad. I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then get resurrected and get martyred again only to be resurrected so that I could get martyred once more.’
“(Bukhari V4B52N54)
Furthermore, in the “Book of Jihad,”Bukhari provides us with this explanation: “Jihad is holy fighting in Allah’s Cause with full force of weaponry. It is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its Pillars. By Jihad Islam is established, Allah is made superior and He becomes the only God who may be worshiped. By Jihad Islam is propagated and made superior. By abandoning Jihad (may Allah protect us from that) Islam is destroyed and Muslims fall into an inferior position. Their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, and Muslim rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim. He who tries to escape this duty, or does not fervently fulfill this obligation, dies as a hypocrite. “The 150 Hadiths that follow this definition all speak of fighting; none suggest a spiritual struggle. Excerpts from Prophet of Doom From chapter 20, “The Tormented Terrorist” :Back in Medina, and in the presence of the prophet, the Emigrants weren’t ready to let Abdallah Ubayy’s outburst drop. They wanted blood.Tabari VIII:53″
Abdallah said, ‘Those who are stronger will drive out the weaker from Medina.’ But you, O Messenger of Allah, will drive him out if you wish. He is the weak one, and you are the strong one. Allah caused you to arrive at the moment when his people were stringing precious stones to make him a crown; he thinks that you deprived him of a kingdom.‘”Ishaq:491″
Umar said, ‘Tell someone to go kill him.’ The Apostle answered, ‘But what will men say about me if I start killing Muslims?’ “A young recruit must have rushed in:
Tabari VIII:55/Ishaq:492″
‘Messenger of Allah, I have been told that you want to kill Abdallah bin Ubayy. If you are going to do it; command me and I will bring you his head. I will kill a believer to avenge an unbeliever, and thereby enter the Fire of Hell.’ The Prophet said, ‘No.’ Thus after that day it was his own tribesmen who censured him and threatened him. When word of how they were behaving reached Muhammad, he said to Umar, ‘What do you think, Umar? Had I killed him the day you ordered me to, prominent men would have been upset, who, if I ordered them today to kill him, would do so.’
“Muhammad was evil, not stupid.Other than prostrating oneself in submission, paying the zakat, and fighting Jihad, Muslims have never had a way to determine who really was one. Even Muhammad couldn’t tell.
Tabari VIII:55″
Miqyas came from Mecca, pretending to have become a Muslim, and said, ‘Muhammad, I have come to you as a Muslim to seek blood money for my brother who was killed by mistake.’ The Prophet ordered him to be paid blood money for his brother and he stayed briefly with Muhammad. Then he attacked his brother’s slayer, killing him. He left for Mecca as an apostate.”According to Islam, an apostate endures hell’s hottest flames. So it’s okay to kill and good to accept booty for killing, but only if Allah is credited with the murder.
This Hadith is especially revealing:Ishaq:485″,,
‘O Apostle, I will accept Islam and give you my allegiance on the condition that my past faults are forgiven and no mention is made of what has gone before.’ Allah’s Messenger said, ‘Give your allegiance, for Islam does away with all that preceded it, as does the Hijrah [Muhammad’s shameful flight from Mecca].'”Muhammad proudly announced, and Ishaq dutifully recorded, words that should send shivers up the spine of every non-Muslim. The”religion” of Islam, the feeble and demented doctrine that emerged before the terr

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