20+ Islamic Quotes On War And Jihad – War and Peace in Quran

Islamic Quotes On War. By definition, war means a state of an armed dispute between two different groups or two different countries. However, in Islam war is referred to as ‘Jihad‘. It is the concept of struggle against the rivals of Islam or the spiritual struggle to stop oneself from committing a sin.

It is purely a non-violent idea and is only used for the betterment. Jihad has been strongly misunderstood by the society. In many cases, people go against Islam and fight with their Muslim brothers claiming that it was part of Jihad for them. Thus, to clarify these misconceptions we bring you 20 astonishing quotes that will clearly teach us the Islamic ideas about war.

What Are The Islamic Teaching About Jihad

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↓20 – Greatest Jihad

Fighting against your desires and choosing the right path is considered the best Jihad in Islam. As we all know how difficult it is to give up on something that your heart wishes and wants. Here are 20+ Islamic Quotes on Charity With Aayahs and hadiths on Sadqah.

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↓19 – Fighting Your Own Evil

Military Jihad is fighting against the disbelievers but fighting the evil within yourself is a higher level of Jihad which is the toughest battle to fight.

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↓18 – Justice

Islam teaches us to be fair and just in every step of our way. Despite this lesson we are sometimes oppressed by an unfair King who is unjust and corrupt. Therefore, a word of justice against an unjust King is also considered Jihad.

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↓17 – Fight For The Right Cause

We must not forget the cause for which we are fighting. We should always stop the oppressors who tries to suppress Islam but we should never be cruel or too aggressive as Allah (SWT) does not like aggression.

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↓16 – War Without Armament

According to some Islamic beliefs if a nation has to be destroyed without a war, making adultery and nudity common can do the job.

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↓15 – Islamic Views On War

Islamic views on Jihad have always been misrepresented and misleading. Islam is a religion that promotes peace and condemns war. There were some aggressive rulers who raided different countries in the name of Islam but these acts must not be considered as Islamic acts. Here are 20+ Best Islamic Beard Quotes and Sayings with Images.

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14 – Greater Jihad Quotes Quran

Islam teaches us peace, love and forgiveness whereas some people do not understand its meaning. Killing innocent and killing without an Islamic cause is strictly forbidden in Islam. Therefore one must be careful as killing a person is considered as if all mankind has been killed.

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↓13 – Real Jihad

Jihad is not all about fighting, it is a lot more than that.

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↓12 – Islam And Peace

Islam is a religion that has always neglected violence. It encourages Muslims to be more forgiving and merciful. Thus, it teaches the best ways to defeat the enemy without hurting them.

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↓11 – Fair Treatment Towards The Enemy

There are always some rules and regulations that one has to follow to do the job. Similarly, in Islam, there are some rules. The first and foremost rule of the war is to be fair and just because once you treat an enemy unjustly, it creates many more of them.

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↓10 – Hadith About Kufr

Prophet (SAW)’s life is a guideline for every Muslim to be on the right path. He taught us to be righteous so we become closer to Allah and avoid doing kufr. Here are 30+ Imam Ghazali’s Quotes That Every Muslim Should Know.

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↓9 – Conspiracies Of Non Muslims

Non Muslims are often found using Jihad as a synonym to terrorism to prove their false belief  that Islam promotes terrorism. However, we must know that Islam is not a religion that promotes any harmful or damaging act. In fact, it condemns those who kill the innocent.

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↓8 – Benefits Of Dying In The Name Of Allah

There are many virtues of dying as a martyr and if a person dies fighting in the way of Allah, he is considered one. Hence, this makes the Muslims more keen towards Jihad.

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↓7 – Islamic Sayings About Jihad

There were many Sahabas who shared their experiences so the coming generations could get inspiration from them. They taught us the right ways to perform an obligation and the drawbacks of not fulfilling the obligations of Islam.

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↓6 – What Does The Quran Say About War

“Allah does not forbid you to be kind and equitable to those who have neither fought against your faith nor driven you out of your homes. In fact Allah loves the equitable.” [Noble Quran: 60:8]

↓5 – The Meaning Of Jihad

“Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.”  -John O. Brennan. RECOMMENDED: 50 Islamic Quotes about Success with Images.

↓4 – Islam War Rules

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad and his successor as head of the Muslim community, advised one of his military commanders: “Do not kill women or children or an aged, infirm person. Do not cut down fruit-bearing trees. Do not destroy an inhabited place.” [Al-Muwatta:V21N9-10]

↓3 – Lesson For Life

Islam teaches us to be lenient and peaceful. In a war situation, there comes many times where the oppressor treats you badly and hurts you while you had no intention of hurting him. This is where you have to strengthen your belief by not taking revenge and promising Allah (SAW) that you will never hurt anyone in this way.

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↓2 – Maintaining A Distance From Inhumanity

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once told his wife: “Avoid Cruelty and injustice..and guard yourselves against miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you.” [Riyadh-us-Salahin:203]. This clearly shows us that Islam teaches us leniency, it teaches us that even when we are fighting the evil we must remain just and save ourselves from extreme meanness.

↓1 – Attributes Loved By Allah (SAW)

There are many ways which lead a Muslim closer to Allah. We must follow those ways in order to be a good Muslim.

“Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden (paradise) whose width is that of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous – Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity or in adversity, who restrain (their) anger and pardon (all) men – for God loves those who do good.” [Noble Quran: 3:133-134]



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