The true meaning of Jihad

The word ” jihad” does not always mean
” holy war ”

The word in Arabic means “struggle” or “resisting”

Otherwise known as al-jihad fi sabil Allah (Jihad for the sake of Allah)

While there is such a thing as ” jihad bil saif”, or jihad “by the sword”, many modern Islamic scholars usually say that it implies an effort or struggle of a spiritual kind

…Trying to be a good Muslim and nice to all mankind is jihad…


Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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