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1 Allah’s reference to Jihad
Jeopardy Quiz Akhlaq L10 Parts of Body Self Analysis Jihad Akber Allah’s reference to Jihad Imam Alis and Nafs Self Reflection 1st Kind of Nafs What is Jihad Jihad and Martyrdom 2nd Stage of Nafs Jihad Reference by Prophet Extremism and Terrorism Third Stage of Nafs Rules of War Imam Husain (A.S) and Nafs Strive and Fight Quran and Charity

2 What are three parts that Allah created
One part is like an empty car shell, used to hold something, called the body. o The other part is like the engine, without which the car will not function, called the conscience (Nafs), and o the third part is like the battery, without which the car will not run, this is the soul (ruh). Our body needs looking after; we have to feed it and keep it warm, otherwise we will become ill, and suffer The soul also needs looking after, otherwise it, too, will become ill. The only way to look after the soul is to constantly strengthen our faith; and this is where our Nafs comes in. Menu

3 Imam Ali’s reference to Nafs?
‘The Nafs is like a wild horse, and you are riding upon him, if you move your attention for one second, he will throw you off.’ Imam Ali (A) Menu

4 Nafs-e-Ammara refers to?
This is the state of the Nafs in its worst form, where it leads towards evil. When our Nafs reaches this state, we are lower than animals in the eyes of Allah. At this stage, we incessantly and unrepentantly commit sins without a care for anyone else Menu

5 Second Stage of Nafs Nafs-e-Lawwama:
This is the stage where we are not evil, but we still do wrong. It is at this stage that our Nafs is referred to as the conscience; there is awareness in our actions because when we do something bad our Nafs tells us that we should not have done it, and that we should repent. Menu

6 Third Stage of Nafs Nafs-e-Mutmainna:
This state is the goal of this life: total contentment with Allah. Not to commit any sins intentionally, and to take pleasure in performing good acts Menu

7 Allah’s reference to Imam Hussain (A.s)
On the day of Ashura, Allah called to Imam Husain (A): ‘O (thou) soul in (complete) rest and satisfaction! Come back to your Lord, well pleased (thyself) and well pleasing unto Him.’ Menu

8 Imam Jaffar Sadiq (A.S) reference to Self Analysis
Imam Ja’far As Sadiq (A) advised us that at the end of each day we need to undertake regular self analysis, i.e. look in the mirror of our actions for that day. This can help us improve our lives if we acknowledge the results, form clear intentions and implement those intentions through committed action Inshallah. Menu

9 Prophet Mohammad’s (SAW) reference to Self Analysis
"A moment of reflection is worth more than seventy years of worship.’ Prophet Muhammad (S) Menu

10 The word Jihad means The word Jihad means to struggle or to strive. The most common mistake is to translate it to mean only fighting a physical war. This could not be further from the truth. If you put effort into any action that gains Allah's pleasure, then that effort is counted as Jihad. Jihad can refer to a physical war if that war is a true fight against disbelievers. Menu

11 Explain our Prophets reference to Jihad when returning to Madina
"After returning to Madina from a battle, the Holy Prophet (S) told his army that Jihade- Asghar (the lesser struggle) had been completed, and now Jihad-e-Akbar (the greater struggle) was awaiting them. The people, exhausted from battle, looked around anxiously for this new, mightier enemy, but the Prophet (S) explained to them: ‘… restraining the soul (or self) from its appetite, is the greatest holy war.’ Menu

12 What is Jihad Akber, give examples
"This means that controlling the Nafs from its desires takes greater effort then any other holy war. It is the greatest jihad, and we know from our Furoo-e-din that jihad is obligatory (Wajib). Every Islamic action that requires some effort on our part (avoiding Haraam food, praying our Namaaz on time, keeping a beard, wearing Hijab) is jihad. Menu

13 Allah’s reference to Jihad and which Surah
"Go forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the cause of Allah. That is best for you, if you (but) knew.’ Suratul Balad Ayat 41 Menu

14 Quote regarding state of Jihad and martydome
A person who dies in the state of Jihad is a martyr and the status of a martyr is distinguished. Menu

15 Difference between extremism and terrorism
According to Islam terrorism is the slaughter or terrorising of the innocent. As such, it is categorically forbidden, since it is directly opposite to Islam, a name that is derived from the Arabic word for peace. The word Muslim can be given the meaning one who spreads peace. Islam takes very seriously the killing of even one innocent person, whatever the situation, because life is absolutely sacred, a gift granted by Allah. On many occasions the Prophet (S) and Imam Ali (A) showed tremendous care towards innocent civilians during the various battles they had to defend against. Even when dealing with non-believers who were intent on destroying Islam, they practised patience and reiterated the fundamental tenet of the Holy Quran: “There is no compulsion in Islam” (Sura 2:256) The Prophet (S) understands the verses of the Quran better than anyone, and we know from his example that an armed struggle was only ever resorted to when there was no alternative for defence (NOT attack) and bringing about the greater good or peace. Menu

16 Rules of War under Islam
The Prophet (S) set strict rules for war. Muslims cannot:  Dis-honour a treaty.  Mutilate the dead.  Kill women.  Kill children.  Kill the old.  Kill those without weapons.  Kill those engaged in worship (Priests, Rabbis etc).  Poison the wells of enemies (i.e. the use of chemical weapons Menu

17 Strive and Fight Quran Ayat
Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of God with their goods and their persons. God has granted (them) a grade higher … by a special reward.’ Suratun Nisa Ayat 95 Menu

18 Quran and Charity As Allah says in the Qur’an: “….. and whatever
good thing you spend in charity shall be for your own selves; and give not except seeking the pleasure of Allah.....” Menu

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