Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004
  • Published Articles: 41

The interpretation of “Jihad” in Islam

I. A. Alani Seriki
  • I. A. Alani Seriki
  • Department of Religious Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 01 November 2005
  •  Accepted: 30 November 2005
  •  Published: 31 December 2005

Abstract

It is unfortunate that misconceptions has been given to the meaning and duty of Jihad by some European writers, by assuming that the word is supposed to be synonymous with war. This paper therefore focuses attention on the true meaning and duty of Jihad. It also aims at stating the different kinds of Jihad and the manner in which each of these kinds is carried out.