and i think that of christianity..... (that is a a great evil spread across the land to bring about the destruction of humanity).
O ye who believe! What is the matter with you , that when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth?) when its time to fight for your religion, and take back mecca.??? is it possible,
is it possible the jihad (holy war) was reffering to when the christians were trying to take back jerusalem
ur just hard headed some times all it is
yes, jihad means exertion. the mistake made is that islam calls for defense. it is not a pacifistic religion (like is bretheren). it does not call to be the agressor, but to defend (by the sword where necessary). a jihad to a muslim is equivilant to a "just war" in christianity. for those that don't understand this; war such as those led by the bush presidents could also be called jihads if we want to start labeling things to serve our own purposes - bush's call their wars just and they proclaim themselves christian... )
and no, i am not muslim. i just tire of all the western misconceptions of this religion, especially when they come from an a group that is by no means "of unbloodied hands" (christianity).
here is a test, which of christianity and islam calls for the equal treatment of women? hint: it isn't christianity!