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Islam Did the Quran or the sword accomplish the spread of Islam throughout the world To me the answer is obvious It grew through the power of the Quran but to many the doubts are beginning to creep into their minds After the events of September 11th the media has been using Jihad as a replacement for the word terrorism However the people have no idea that the word Jihad is completely different than the word terrorism Jihad a holy war when this word is heard terrorism is a synonym which first comes to mind So what does the word Jihad truly mean According to many Islamic Scholars Jihad actually does not mean a holy war it really means to try ones utmost to control ones own bad desires and intentions This is the real Jihad which is concerned with establishing Maruf right and removing Munkar evil from our lives and from society This demands the use of any means to achieve this goal and in some circumstances even give our life for the cause of Islam Still this does not give the green light to kill innocent people which is a punishable sin In addition to understanding Jihad we now should analyze the other side terrorism A major problem in discussing terrorism is establishing a definition Terrorism can be described as the unlawful use of fear or force to achieve certain political economical or social aims This definition is not anywhere near the same as the definition of Jihad The use of terror to achieve goals is not a new idea in history it has been happening for years and even centuries Modern Terrorism still has some elements of terrorism from the past However today terrorism poses a threat to innocent people and is a serious threat to democratic forms of government USA and Israel Nevertheless the use of Jihad to justify acts of terror still happens The western world
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