Jihad in Islam

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Aydın H.

Global Journal Al-Thaqafah, vol.2, no.2, pp.7-15, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.7187/gjat182012.02.02
  • Journal Name: Global Journal Al-Thaqafah
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-15
  • Keywords: Jihad, Revealed cause, Verse, War
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The word Islam as a verbal form is derived from the infinitive Arabic trilateral root of silm, salamet (peace and security). Therefore, if its nature has been peace and salvation, how can we interpret Jihad verses? The subject of this article focuses on this point. In this article, the writer discusses the subject and the impact of this apparent paradox on the direction of Islam according to Quranic verses. The interpretation of Jihad that the writer intends to explore best fits the religion which in its nature is peace and salvation.