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Jihad as just war, not “holy war”

The Complete Idiot’s Guide has a section called Islam on War.1  

Peace on Earth is the ideal that the world of Islam works toward, and war is abhorred as the last, worst option. However, there are times when there is no alternative but to fight. Every society has its own view about a just war.

These and other findings about the meaning of jihad, tell me that just war is a better definition of the secondary jihad

  1. The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Understanding Islam, Islam on War, page 170.

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