|Jihad in Holy Quran and Hadith||A widely propagated charge against Hazrat
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is that he denied the Islamic teaching
about jihad, and urged Muslims to reject this
The evidence given in this Section, therefore, first examines the teachings of the Quran and Hadith to establish exactly what is meant by jihad there. It then cites the views of Muslim theologians on the meaning of jihad. All these extracts prove that jihad means a struggle in a very broad sense. Views of well-known ulama are further cited to show that the term jihad is certainly not synonymous with war or physical fighting.
Then writings of Hazrat Mirza are quoted, showing that he fully believed in the Islamic teaching on jihad, that indeed he practised it in the form appropriate to his time, and that he accepted jihad as taking the form of war under the conditions specified by Islam. It is then explained that in his time an entirely wrong concept of jihad --- as mere killing --- had come to prevail, and it was this false notion that Hazrat Mirza rejected and urged Muslims to reject as well.
A related allegation is that Hazrat Mirza declared support for the British government of India, and thus acted against the interests of the Muslims.
The Section gives the views of contemporary Muslim leaders from a variety of groups, showing that all Muslim public figures at that time strongly expressed loyalty to the British government and condemned any idea of a jihad or uprising against it. The passages from Hazrat Mirza's writings now quoted by his critics, when read in context and examined against the background of prevailing Muslim opinion, cannot be objected to at all.
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