How Does Sharia Define “Jihad”?

Since 9/11, Presidents, Members of Congress, the media, and many others have publicly stated that individuals who commit acts of violence in the name of Islam are acting as “criminals” or “thugs” but certainly are not doing what Islam teaches because “no religion would teach that.”

In fact, Islam divides the entire world into two parts: the Dar al Islam (the “house” of Islam where sharia is the law of the land) and the Dar al Harb (the “house of war” – the entire rest of the planet). According to Islamic sources, the purpose of Islam is to eliminate the dar al harb until the entire world is the dar al Islam under sharia law. Then you have “peace.”

The vehicle to do this is called “jihad.”

  • Shebel

    Well, arn’t you the pretty little thing.
    Whom is going to rape you first ?
    the PROPHET – or ALL his Holy band of Rapists?

  • Very similar language to that of Marxism, and how it views the role of war and peace in establishing dictatorship.