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What is jihad? Do you know what it means, if so, do you think that it only means only to fight or have a battle.

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What is jihad? Do you know what it means, if so, do you think that it only means only to fight or have a battle. No, it doesn't. 'Struggling and striving' is also jihad. If you really try hard to please your only creator, Allah, by doing a good deed or trying to read Qur'an every day or even trying really hard to always pray namaz on time just to please your Lord, all these things will be counted as you struggling in the way of Allah, as Jihad. This means that you will get the same amount of credit as some one fighting to save Islam. Here is a hadith: "The restraining soul (or self) ...read more.

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If you do things like Hijab, controlling your nafs from haram foods, praying namaz, fasting, coming to the mosque even though there are brilliant programs on TV and keeping a beard, all these involve some kind or struggle and strive. Why? To follow what Allah has told us to do without caring about anything else. Shaitaan is someone who stops us from performing these deeds, if you avoid him completely, you are in an even greater advantage. You know, everyday, after I come home from school, I get so tired that I cannot do anything. Sometimes I have just got to eat but most of the time alhamdulillah, I get changed, do my wudho and obtain my wajib daily prayers. ...read more.

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By struggling and striving, we are not just pleasing Allah but getting a great deal of thawaab as well. When a mother brings up her child with hardships and difficulty, trying to make her child a good Muslim by taking him to madressa even though it 2 or 3 hours away from their house, she is struggling and striving in the way of Allah because you want that child of your to please Allah in future as well which is why this hadith explains: "Heaven is under the mothers feet". So remember, we are all made to prepare for our next life, so please Allah by struggling and striving so that you may receive a good place in Jannah with an easy life to lead. "The first person to enter paradise is a martyr". By Zainab Hassanali ...read more.

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