Jihad



2 John 1:3
    Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

    2 Tim. 1:7
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

First of all, I am totally against the physical attacks by fearful Americans against the Arab people and the Muslims here in America. Many Muslims do not even know what they believe, even as many Christians claim to be Christian yet have never really searched the scriptures to know WHAT they believe! They were born and raised in the Muslim religion, but are not aware of what the Koran teaches.


According to the Word of God, which is the HOLY BIBLE, we are to love our enemies and to pray for them (Luke chapter 6). Terrorism and vengeance are NOT the acts of a true Christian. The Lord Jesus Christ will fight this battle for the believer!

When the disciples of Jesus Christ wanted to destroy those who would not believe in Jesus Christ, Jesus said he came to save lives, NOT DESTROY THEM!

Luke 9:53-56
    And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. [54] And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? [55] But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. [56] For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

What “spirit” would desire to “destroy men's lives” as the terrorists have done in the name of Allah? NOT the Holy Spirit!

           
Peace loving religion?

JIHAD
We have learned much about the Muslims since the terrorist attack on America Sept. 11th. Since the attack, we have learned about the word “Jihad” or Holy War. But as I listen to the Muslims on television in defense of the Muslim religion, I have repeatedly heard it said that the Quran (Koran) never encourages these acts of terror and even the denial of “Jihad”. Some Islam authorities have publicly claimed that “nowhere in the Koran is this type of terrorism encouraged!” I beg to differ!  

  
Islam has murder on its mind! I think God told us about this religion in the book of Revelation. It's called "the Beast" who goes throughout the world and kills the Jews and Christians.  

I myself began to review some of the Quran (Koran) and here is a little of what I found:

THE KORAN
Translated by E.H. Palmer

Koran  THE CHAPTER OF THE SPOILS   (Sura 8)

'Verily, I am with you; make ye firm then those who believe; I will cast dread into the hearts of those who misbelieve,- strike off their necks then, and strike off from them every finger tip.'
That is, because they went into opposition against Allah and His Apostle; for he who goes into opposition against Allah and His Apostle- verily, Allah is keen to punish.



Koran  THE CHAPTER OF REPENTANCE OR IMMUNITY (Sura 9)


(5)    But when the sacred months are passed away, kill the idolaters wherever ye may find them; and take them, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in every place of observation;

(12)     But if they break faith with you after their treaty, and taunt your religion, then fight the leaders of misbelief; verily, they have no faith, haply they may desist.


(29)    Fight those who believe not in Allah and in the last day, and who forbid not what Allah and His Apostle have forbidden, and who do not practice the religion of truth from amongst those to whom the Book has been brought, until they pay the tribute by their hands and be as little ones.

(30)      The Jews say Ezra is the son of God; and the Christians say that the Messiah is the son of God; that is what they say with their mouths, imitating the sayings of those who misbelieved before.- Allah fight them! how they lie!


Koran   THE CHAPTER OF MOHAMMED, ALSO CALLED FIGHT (Sura 47)

(4)       And when ye meet those who misbelieve-then striking off heads until ye have massacred them, and bind fast the bonds!
Then either a free grant (of liberty) or a ransom until the war shall have laid down its burdens. That!-but if God please He would conquer them-but (it is) that He may try some of you by the others. And those who are slain in God's cause, their works shall not go wrong; He will guide them and set right their mind; and will make them enter into Paradise which He has told them of.


Those who massacre the “Unbelievers” will enter Paradise the above Sura says! Although the Koran says they will enter Paradise, the "good book" says they will enter hell!  It's called murder!

1 John 3:15     ...and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Rev. 21:8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


So for the Christian reader, this letter is to better inform you as to WHAT is “JIHAD”.



Islam originally meant:   “defiance of death (for the sake of God and his prophet)” or “readiness for defiance of death.” The expression is thus semantically related to gihad [jihad],  “warlike effort (for God and his prophet),” which implies also, secondarily, the sacrifice of property (viz. livestock) as a preparation for warlike action (see, e.g., Sura 9, v. 89). The religion of Muhammad, according to the usual definition, derived from the Quran, is based on two principles: gihad and iman (“faith”), or, by another definition, on Islam and iman (see, e.g., Sura 49, v. 14).   Taken fromTHE KINGDOM OF THE CULTS (REVISED) by Walter Martin, Hank Hanegraaff, General Editor, Bethany House Publishers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55438”


The following is an excerpt from “The Islamic Invasion” by Robert Morey, Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon 97402  pg 197-200




Section IV
On Jihad (Holy War)

The Hadith, a collection of early Muslim traditions recording the words and deed of Muhammad, is also considered by Muslims to be as inspired and authoritative as the Quran.

The Hadith reveals that Muhammad wanted his religion to be spread primarily by the sword. It is filled with commands to make war upon non-Muslims in order to force them to embrace Islam.
Jihad was so important to Muhammad that he made it the second most important deed in Islam.

Allah's apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and his Apostle.” The questioner then asked, “What is the next [in goodness]?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad [religious fighting] in Allah's cause” (vol. 1, no. 25).

Anas bin Malik recorded that,

Allah's Apostle vanquished them by force and their warriors were killed; their children and women were taken as captives. Safiya was taken by Dihya AlKalbi and later she belonged to the Allah's Apostle who married her (vol. 2, no. 68).

A brief summary on Muhammad's teachings on Jihad should be informative to Westerners.

The translator of the Hadith, Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, wrote an introduction to the Hadith which included a discourse on the subject of Jihad by Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Hamid, Sacred Mosque of Meccah, Saudi Arabia (vol. 1, pgs. xxii-xl).

This is the most frank Muslim discussion of Jihad we have ever read. It does not deny or play down Muhammad's demand that Muslims must force Jews, Christians, and pagans to either embrace Islam or submit to political and financial suppression. Indeed, it tries to stimulate and motivate Muslims to engage in Jihad today.

According to Sheikh Abdulla bin Muhammad bin Hamid, Muhammad,

commanded the Muslims to fight against all the pagans as well as against the people of the scriptures [Jews and Christians] if they do not embrace Islam, until they pay the Jizya [a tax levied on the Jews and the Christians who do not embrace Islam] (p. xxiv).


Jihad thus employs several different methods:

1.     There is the Jihad of the sword.
People are to be either converted or subdued through the violence of military force (vol. 1, p. xxii). Chapter 19 of the Hadith speaks of those who convert to Islam,

by compulsion or for fear of being killed (vol. 1, p. 27). Muhammad said,

I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Prophet, and offer prayers and give obligatory charity, so if they perform all that, then they save their lives and property (vol. 1, no. 24).

This is why Muhammad warned the King of the Byzantines, If you become a Muslim you will be safe (vol. 1, no. 6).

If the king did not convert, he and his kingdom would be destroyed and enslaved.
The Hadith records how Mecca was conquered by force to Islam in vol. 1, no. 104.
In vol. 3, no. 495, we read,

Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests.

When a Muslim murdered someone during a Jihad, he got to take the man's property.

The Prophet said, “Whoever has killed an enemy and has proof of that, will possess his spoils” (vol. 4, no.
370).

This is the driving force behind Muslim violence in Africa today. In such countries as Nigeria and Sudan, hundreds of thousands of Christians and pagans have been brutally slaughtered or enslaved in the name of Jihad because they would not convert to Islam.

Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or give Jizya (vol. 4, no. 386).

2.     There is the Jihad of taxation.
Those who refuse to embrace Islam must pay a special tax called Al-Jizya (vol.4, chap. 21, pgs. 25 1-252). This financial burden suppresses non-Muslims and makes their life as hard as possible.

3.     There is the Jihad of financial reward.
In Iraq, a free university education has been offered to any Christian or Jew who will embrace Islam. A “bounty” of one thousand dollars has been offered to any South African black who will renounce Christianity and embrace Islam. They will also be paid $500 for any other blacks they convert to Islam.
It has been quite common to tell Americans and Europeans that if they want to continue to work in the oil business in Saudi Arabia, they must convert to Islam. No church is allowed to be built on Saudi soil in the attempt to suppress Christian worship.

4.     There is the Jihad of fear.
The death penalty is applied to anyone who renounces Islam and embraces another religion such as Christianity. As this book goes to print, there are Christians being tortured in prison in Egypt whose only “crime” was to convert to Christianity.

5.     There is the Jihad of slavery.
The only place in the world where black chattel slavery is practiced today is in Muslim countries. The London Economist (1/6/90) reported that the Sudanese Muslims are presently capturing and then selling black women and children of the Dinka Christian Tribe for as little as $15 a head!
Even the U.N. released a report on slavery that points out that the Muslims are still enslaving blacks. This has also been pointed out in the May 4, 1992 special edition of Newsweek on slavery.
Non-Muslim women who go to Saudi Arabia to work as maids are often enslaved by their Muslim employers, beaten, and raped at will. When they try to escape, the Saudi government will not let them leave the country but returns them to their masters.

6.     The Jihad of the courts.
Non-Muslims are denied equal access to and equal protection before the law because their testimony in court is not valid against a Muslim (vol. 3, chap. 31, pgs. 525-526). This applies even to murder!

No Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel (vol. 4, no. 283; vol. 9, no. 50).

7.     There is a Jihad after death.
A Muslim is “to fight on [Muhammad's] behalf in his lifetime and after his death” (vol. 1, chapter 43).

8.     There is the Jihad of Paradise.
Any Muslim who is killed while fighting in a Jihad will go straight to the sexual pleasures of Paradise (vol. 1, no. 35; vol. 4, no. 386).



End of excerpt from “The Islamic Invasion” by Robert Morey

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For the true picture of the Muslim faith, may I suggest that you see this link showing the many Christians that are being slaughtered by the Muslims in many foreign countries in the name of “Allah” because they either are Christians who would not renounce Christ and confess Muhammad and Allah, or they were Muslims who turned to Christ.     http://www.persecution.com/




I pray that this letter will better inform the Christian as to what “Jihad” truly is all about! I pray that all Muslims will renounce this religion of terror and turn to the true and living God whom can ONLY be accessed by Jesus Christ His Son.

John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Where will these terrorists (murderers) who worship this idol called Allah end?

Rev. 21:7-8
    He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. [8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

In Christ Jesus our Lord and the God of the faithful saints,
Brian