CAIRO – In an effort to clear misconceptions about the term of jihad, a group of British Muslim women have initiated a new campaign to fight against all types of violence, terrorism and domestic abuse.
“People think ‘jihad against violence’ is a contradictory statement but our jihad is for peace,” Sara Khan, the director of Inspire campaign, told The Guardian on Monday, June 6.
Themed “Jihad against Violence”, the campaign, launched on Sunday, aims to fight all forms of violence.
It focuses on combating crimes, including terrorism, domestic abuse and female genital mutilation that some perpetrators attempt to justify in the name of Islam.
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Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, an opportunity for Americans, regardless of their faith or beliefs, to show appreciation for mothers.
All three Abrahamic faiths — Islam, Christianity and Judaism — recognize the importance of mothers from their faith perspectives.
Islam takes it a step further, by classifying duty to mothers and treating them with kindness as an act of worship.
It may surprise many that the most honored mother in Islam is Mary, the mother of Jesus.
God says: “And (mention) when the angels said, ‘O Mary, indeed God has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds.’ ” (Quran 3:42)
Mentioned 34 times in the Quran, she is given the most attention of any woman.
A mother giving birth is the means by which God exercises His creation, and we are the beneficiary of this act of love, one that bonds us with our mothers forever.
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