The concept of jihad is not only included in the religion of Islam but also in the religions of Judaism, Christianity and other economic and political ideologies too. Jihad as defined by Islam means struggle for improvement and it also means fighting in order to defend the honor or an asset or homeland. In a true Muslim academy students are taught the true meaning of Islam and jihad. Jihad and terrorism are differentiated properly and the students learn Muslim culture and they learn Islam.
People around the world consider jihad and terrorism as the same but actuality they are completely different from each other. The terrorists commit suicide and people name it jihad but according to the meaning of jihad in Islam suicide does not come under the meaning of Islam under no alleged reason.
people around the world blame terrorism to be jihad of Muslims because they do not clearly understand the religion of Islam. The Muslims who learn Arabic language and understand the Qur’an knows the real difference. According to Islamic jihad means fighting evil, injustice and wrongdoing, even if one does that with his tongue or even with his heart if he is not in a condition to do it with his action then it would be considered as jihad.
People who doubt the meaning of jihad and terrorism can learn Arabic and understand the Qur’an as it is in Arabic language. The teachings of Qur’an clearly describe that Islam is the religion of peace and hates war. The religion of Islam advises Muslims not to fight with their Muslim brothers and not to fight with other Muslim countries or even the non Muslim countries if they are not doing anything against Islam. Islam even condemns forced people to convert to Islam and considers it a crime.
People who consider jihad and terrorism as having the same meaning have a very absurd notion in their minds as Islam completely rejects terrorism in all its forms. Jihad can be done against terrorism but not to help promote terrorism. Islam does not justify any type of violence regardless of the fact if it is committed by a government or an individual. Islam is criticized the killings of innocent people at all levels. It is against the teachings of Islam to kill innocent people; Islam has declared a murder as a murder of the whole humanity.
The meaning of Islam itself is peace and hence it promotes love and peace everywhere. The meaning of jihad in Islam is struggling and the meaning of terrorism in dictionaries is violence and or any control that is attained by force or by inculcating fear or by giving threats. Now can you consider jihad and terrorism as having same meaning, I guess not.
The religion of Islam reminds its believers again and again that if they would indulge in terrorism and violence they would have to bear the loss of the love of Allah and His blessings. Islam strongly forbids Muslims from becoming terrorists; Islam promotes high moral values and inculcates the values of love, justice, equality and peace.