Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


Jihad - reality is it is a word for two fused things, violent and spiritual jihad


In Islam, jihad is both the lesser and the greater jihad. Lesser jihad is war and greater is the struggle to submit to Allah. Despite attempts to make out that the greater is the one that matters the fact remains that there is one jihad with two sides. Submitting to Allah to fight is the way to reconcile them. The concept of a greater jihad and a lesser comes from a legend from the twelfth century so it is no good. The prophet Muhammad was jubilant after coming from battle and announced the greater jihad. Obviously then there is no way a religion of peace can make war so important even if it is a lesser jihad. A lesser jihad is not an unimportant or optional jihad!
Winning the battle not the war is not enough. Another battle may turn things around totally - and you may be on the losing side! Jihad is not about battles but about war. Be warned!