What is Jihad?

Jihad is an Arabic word, which is often mistranslated as “holy war,” a concept, which does not exist in Arabic. The Arabic words for holy war “harb muqadasa,” are not found anywhere in the Qur’an or hadith (prophetic sayings). The term jihad literally means “striving.” The “greater jihad” is described as the internal struggle to [...]

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What is MAB position of Suicide Bombing?

MAB view on suicide bombing is emphatic. Islam condemns suicide as much as it condemns oppression and aggression against others. While the Muslims are commanded to stand for their rights and defend themselves, their properties and their freedom they are told to first resort to peaceful means, advocate tolerance and disregard ignorance. MAB condemns suicide [...]

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Is there anything in Islam that leads to suicide bombings or terrorism?

Nothing in Islamic scriptures or teachings leads to terrorism or suicide bombings, nor has it ever been part of the ethos of Islam’s 1400 years of history and traditions. This is a modern day aberration that, according to Time magazine, was first adopted as a strategy in the Middle East by George Habash (an atheist), [...]

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What is the Islamic view on terrorism?

Terrorism, defined as the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes, directly contradicts Islamic teachings, which prohibit targeting civilians, even in war. In Islamic law, fighting should only be between armies (combatants), and should not involve non-combatants. In fact, Islam prohibits targeting infrastructure that affects the lives of non-combatants, [...]

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