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What is Jihad?

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  • Q1
    What is the meaning of the term jihad?
    to attain personal salvation
    to create chaos
    to promote terrorism
    to wage war
    to strive and struggle
  • Q2
    What are the two different parts of jihad?
    individual jihad and group jihad
    violent jihad and peaceful jihad
    greater jihad and lesser jihad
    religious jihad and political jihad
    inner jihad and outer jihad
  • Q3
    When can a battle be declared as part of jihad?
    when a person feels threatened
    when there is a religious mandate
    when there is a government order
    when there is a desire for power
    when all avenues of peace have been exhausted
  • Q4
    What are some restrictions placed on battles fought as part of jihad?
    only destroy enemy's military infrastructure
    only kill enemy combatants, no other restrictions
    only kill adults, other restrictions don't apply
    cannot kill children, cannot destroy places of worship, cannot destroy crops, cannot kill animals
    no restrictions, anything is allowed
  • Q5
    What does radicalism mean within the context of Islam?
    violent extremism
    attempting to overthrow governments
    religious fundamentalism
    promoting hatred and division
    channeling energy and idealism to make the world a better place
  • Q6
    What is the broader meaning of jihad?
    seeking personal gain and power
    correcting injustice and striving for a better society
    spreading fear and chaos
    fighting against non-Muslims
    forcing one's beliefs onto others
  • Q7
    When is violence permissible according to Islam?
    as a form of revenge
    as a punishment for non-believers
    as a means to spread the religion
    as a last means of protection or defense
    as a way to exert power and control
  • Q8
    Why is the term jihad often associated with terrorism?
    because the media spreads false information
    because terrorism is an inherent part of Islam
    because all Muslims are terrorists
    because jihad inherently promotes violence
    due to the misuse and misinterpretation of the term
  • Q9
    What is the responsibility of journalists when using religious terms?
    to convey the true meaning and be sensitive to their context
    to promote stereotypes and misconceptions
    to create fear and sensationalize
    to cater to popular opinion
    to remain uninformed and ignorant
  • Q10
    How can Muslims challenge the poor image created by the media?
    by retaliating with violence
    by showcasing positive contributions and actions
    by demanding special treatment
    by ignoring the negative portrayal
    by isolating themselves from society

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