Theology of Jiḥād based on the ḥadīth: Ṣaḥīh Bukhāri’s perspective

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Theology of Jiḥād based on the ḥadīth: Ṣaḥīh Bukhāri’s perspective
Creator Sayadi, Wajidi Elmansyah, Elmansyah Prasojo, Zaenuddin H. Muaffaq, Ahmad
Subject — Jiḥād; Moderation; War; Ḥadīth; Shahīd
Description Some people think that various acts of terrorism are always related to Islam as it is a doctrine which is identical to war with all its derivative forms. It will appear to be incompatible if we trace the example of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, written in Ṣahīh Bukhāri’s ḥadīths. This research aimed to uncover the meaning of Jiḥād in Islam as stated in the ḥadīths of the Prophet Muhammad in the book Ṣahīh Bukhāri, the work of the distinguished ḥadīth scholar named Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin al-Mugirah al-Bukhāri (Imam Bukhāri). This interpretation is expected to be a guide for Muslims in the Jiḥād itself, and it could provide accurate information for researchers about Islam, making it possible for scientists to change the stigmatic perspective of terrorism related to Islam. The researchers used a descriptive method by discussing the philosophical meaning of Matan (content) of ḥadīth contained in the book Ṣahīh Bukhāri about Jiḥād. It was concluded in this research that the term Jiḥād does not mean war. It means the effort in the path of Allah, doing Jiḥād against lust, serving the parents, reconciling the parties in conflict, keeping of the promise, supporting old widows, supporting neglected children and the poor, doing hajj Mabrur, and so forth. Jiḥād could also be defined in the context of social welfare, such as in education and economics, which support the framework of bringing about prosperity on earth.Contribution: The number of terrorism cases in the name of Jiḥād lately is very detrimental to Muslims. Because of a lack of understanding of Jiḥād’s meaning, it is a broad sense apart from the war against infidels. This article calls on the importance of understanding Jiḥād, both for Muslims themselves and for people other than Islam. This article provides theological reasons for Jiḥād that can contribute to making peace in the world.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-11-24
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Hadith Research; Descriptive; Qualitative
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i4.6061
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 4 (2020); 8 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Coverage — — Theology; Islam
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Wajidi Sayadi, Elmansyah, Zaenuddin H. Prasojo, Ahmad Muaffaq