o2004 you put that very well.
If a person was to study history they would see, in the time of the prophet(SAW), muslims to be the nobelist of soldiers. To this day there is no fighting man like the mujahadeen.As everybody knows they are not allowed to harm civilians, destroy crops, cattle, or buildings. If they in incline to peace the muslim soldier should also incline to peace.fighting should only be used as means to end persecution, or in self defense. Muslms shoould als o seek the quickest route to peace. Not only should fighting be used save are own skins, but others who cannot defend theselves from evil tyrants(regardless of their faith). It is the muslims job to establish religious freedom in the land. Allah says in Quaran "And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which God's name is much remembered. (22:40)
A better translation of the word Jihad is 'Stugle' and therfore the companions (ra) taught us that the greater jihaad is strugeling against our naffs/desire i.e jihadd anafs. interms of what jihadd is then yes there is a difference between it and terrorism. I'd say that terrosism is when people undiscrimanately kill and mame the civillians of the nation or people they are against or when they kill without any authority govermental people in thier own country. unfortunately some muslimsalso do this. But Jihad al kitaal (Jihaad of fighting) when done according to the sunnah is far far from this and the word securirty, war or freedom fighters is more suited. . nice discussions bros. wslm.
Jihad means change or revolution which also means change, the problem with U. S. Citizens is that they have limited access to the outside world and all they have to rely on is the media and government, so what ever they are feed they believe.
yes it is wright, but I think to be discussed in seminars internationally in Europ and Amerika and aothers.
I think it is a big respansebality for muslem schalurs and islamic Universities nad reasearch ins.. to give info on islam widdaly.