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What is jihad as per Islam?

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What is jihad as per Islam?
posted Sep 1, 2018 by Jim Lunde

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The literal meaning of Jihad is struggle or effort, and it means much more than holy war. Muslims use the word Jihad to describe three different kinds of struggle:
1. A believer's internal struggle to live out the Muslim faith as well as possible
2. The struggle to build a good Muslim society
3. Holy war: the struggle to defend Islam, with force if necessary

answer Sep 1, 2018 by Salil Agrawal
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