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The Greater Jihad by DigitallyDestined The Greater Jihad by DigitallyDestined
The bloodshed occurring in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and other places is not Jihad. Those who claim it is fail to grasp the true meaning of Jihad and merely restrict it to a physical struggle between opponents whereas the real struggle is within. Struggling against ones own inclination towards sin, our personal weaknesses, our hypercritical intentions and false piety. Focussing only on the least important part of the concept of Jihad is a foolish thing to do and then to attribute murder and terror to Jihad is truly misguided. May God guide us all. W'salaam ~ Peace

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bookworm61 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to say that I think your work on Jihad is fantastic, very powerful and (although this is almost certainly not what you had in mind when creating them) has been very helpful to me for the research I was doing for a school project into Muslim beliefs about war. Thank you.
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad that you were able to gain something from it, all the best in the future Peace 
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elimeir27 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
featured link:

click here:

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Quadraro Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional
featured [link] :peace:
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for replying so late, I really appreciate you featuring my work there!
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whateverman32 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Artist
mashallah brother
very nice of thee
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AssassinOfRome Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I have a question. Is it possible for me to use this in my homework on Jihad? It's the best picture I have seen to describe it. Obviously, the work would go to nowhere but my school.
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I'd be happy for you to use it.
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AssassinOfRome Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thank you!
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Writer
well put.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Then how do you explain Muhammad leading armies into battle?
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Comrade-xCommunistx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
The most Places where this happen is Saudi Arabia and Iran because those two countries combined Islam with their Old Traditions (Obligate Marriage, Honour Killing etc.) and made a Bad Image of Islam...
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abdulhamid-alattar Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
So if a soldier in Iraq for example raped me in Abu graib prison I should encourage him to rape my friend also so I would make the image of Islam more innocence and beautiful ?!

It doesn't involve Islam anyway....any people under occupation are allowed to resist it ... all people from all religions did the same... ask Vietnam .. lolz...even ask Jorge Washington why did he resist the GB Occupation ..was he a terrorist or Muslim!!!!!
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
There is a difference between legitimate resistance and terrorism, blowing up markets in Basra or Baghdad because you were tortured in Abu Guraib isn't legitimate resistance.

One the whole I agree with you most of this isn't even related to religion but those who carry out terrorist attacks claim to do so in the name of Islam we have to make it clear that Islam doesn't permit such atrocities regardless of what others do to you. That is the greater Jihad, remaining within the limits of Islam regardless of the situation. W'salaam ~ Peace
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GonZoneStudio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The fact is that western countries are invading and killing Muslims and call terrorist to the whole fighters defending their countries, not just the al-Qaida related militias actually making terrorist actions.
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abdulhamid-alattar Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
And what proof do you have that the Muslims are the one who are bombing the markets ??!! How did you know that they are claiming it in the Name of Islam..do you have any reliable source
Are the CIA , Blackwater , Mercenaries, Mossad and Iranian militias innocents and the Resistance is to be blamed??!!!!!!!!!!
Do you have any definition of what is terrorism?!?!?

Why I didn't notice any Christians defending the "Crusade" Claimed by G.W.Bush?
Let me ask u simple question .. can you judge something without listening to tho both sides? if not What should u do?
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GonZoneStudio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good point about the CIA and Blackwater actions. A friend of mine combated in Iraq and served as a contractor protecting oil VIPs making business in Iraq, he left the work after being witness of so many killings of innocents at the hands of contractors.
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've heard this argument before, despite the fact that the people who claim responsibility for these attacks claim to be Muslim and try to justify their claims using Islam, people like Anwar al Awlaki and Ayman al Zawhiri.

Can we ever be 100% sure if these people are actually responsible despite their claims or if they are Muslim or who their actually working for. In the end Islam is being used to justify this bloodshed and I as a Muslim am against that.
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abdulhamid-alattar Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is crap not an argument... zawahri is some place unknown in Pakistan and awlaki is claimed to be in Yemen (If they are not dead already)... what is this suppose to effect Iraq market bombing anyway ... please enlighten me more and give me any speech of this unknown persons who are justifying bombing Iraq markets .. and I think u forgot OBL also ..!
And what bloodshed crap do u mean ? everyday there is people killed in Pakistan from American (Android) army..in seryia the government is killing around 2000 people .. in Libya more than 10,000 people ... children died in Iraq siege in Saddam era about 1 million baby .. and I didn't mentioned falluga ..the list is tooooooooooooooo long for me to count.. and I know you didn't meant this bloodshed its "collateral damage" even The war on Gaza which i see by my own eyes 1400 people killed most of them are women and children.Have you ever seen a person killed in front of you .. torn into peaces?
You are willing to defend the "Image" of Islam against "Terrorism" from unknown claiming sources..but the people are dying everyday who's ganna defend them ! I forgot charity and peace will defend them..
Yes ..people in Syria should make some charity and prayer so they would be slaughtered in peace..Did u see the video of the 13 old child who was butchered and his penis cut of to death before 2 days in Syria..do something to defend them and expose the real terrorism instead of this bullshit...the prophet said "The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive Sultan [ruler]"
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've never said that I'm against legitimate resistance, that is the right of every human being regardless of religion.

You can pretend that the only people dying in Pakistan are those killed by drone attacks, there are dozens of suicide bombs going of all over pakistan every week killing women and children and the Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for this. That is not Jihad, fighting against the dictators in Syria, Yemen, Egypt and other places that without a doubt is Jihad.
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GonZoneStudio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good point at least you explain in a clear way what is lesser Jihad for non Muslims.

Its a communitary duty for al Muslims worldwide to protect their lands from violent invaders.
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abdulhamid-alattar Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a piece of news I transulated for u

"the secret police visited the family of Hamza* and warned them not to give any interview to the media. The mother says Hamza al-Khatib and his father was arrested last Saturday after he refused a request from the secret police of the Declaration before the official media that the extremists are the ones who killed his son.


Spoke of the newspaper «Times», which reported this news with a human rights activist in 'Deraa', which confirmed that Hamza was among 51 protesters were arrested on April 29, said the activist, that these demonstrators formed a human shield to stop security forces from the attack on Sidon, «were all to the arrest of by anti-terror branch, of the intelligence Air Force », and continues activist, saying« they were all alive when deposited the detainee, but we have received 13 dead bodies this week, all bearing signs of torture », adds« that intelligence Air Force known bad reputation in the torture, «they are Barbarions , and we expect that we receive in the coming days, a group of dead bodies »."

* he is the child that tortured to death
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the translation, I saw the story on Al Jazeera yesterday as well, they showed what had been done to his body, its inhuman, Assad and the rest of the Arab dictators are monsters and they really need removing. Its true the only way they cling onto power (in recent times) is by playing the extremists card, Saleh is doing the same in Yemen and Musharraf did the same in Pakistan.
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ArkBlitz Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not muslim, but I do agree that showing that the will of Allah/Jahweh/whatever you name it is to make people from other religions die, is as absurd as the Crusades.
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zohebshaikhs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
jihad means to stirve n struggle....
n harbum muqaddasah means holy war...
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hanciong Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :-D
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de6789 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist
i am American and it is true, many people in the USA think that most Muslims = terrorists, especially since 9/11. of course, those of us who are smart enough to actually take the time to learn a little bit about other cultures know that Islam is a peaceful religion. good for you for making this art!!
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FekszikNymph Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I dont know if you're referring to the Mujahideen as "terrorists" because that's just sad. That's the way the western media portrays them because anyone who stands up for their country or beliefs and rights is a terrorist. When the US was at war with the Soviet Union, they thought of them as "terrorists". If the US is terrorizing someone and they are able to oppress them without a struggle, then its okay. Otherwise, they're terrorists. The Mujahideen are the Muslim Soldiers and they're the only ones really standing up the to bullies. What the west thinks of them and what their own people think of them are completely different beliefs. It sucks that everyone is lied to about the Mujahideen and how they live and even a lot of western Muslims actually believe them :no:
Not to say that's what you meant by your piece, because I dont know.
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FekszikNymph Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Oh, not to say that those suicide bombers are any part of Islam because that's not even permitted. Those are the West's puppets to make us look bad.
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree with you, I reckon Alawlaki, BinLaden and the rest are serving Americas/Western Governments interests by harming the name of Islam.
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FekszikNymph Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
America says they're responsible for a whole lot of junk that the CIA set up themselves to blame on the only Muslims that stand up for the Ummah.
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Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Nicely Done... Good Luck!
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Carpetbagger-Captain Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
That's true.
Someone finally did it!
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need-le Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
really touching
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Fog-angel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Absolutely great! The world realy need to see this since terrorists are ruining the image of Islam with the name of Jihad!

So true!
Thank you so0O0o much for making this!
God bless you!
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Meecko0o Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
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Fog-angel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Wow cool thanks!
و عليكم السلام
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