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Lesser vs Greater Jihad

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During Prophet [[Muhammad|Muhammad's]] lifetime, and onward to the present, the word 'Jihad' was, and is, almost always used in a military sense.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title= The Crisis of Islam|publisher= |author= Bernard Lewis|series=chapter 2|date= 2001|archiveurl= |deadurl=no}}</ref> This idea of a greater and lesser jihad was a later development which originated from the 11<sup>th</sup> century book, The History of Baghdad, by the Islamic scholar al-Khatib al-Baghdadiis, by way of Yahya ibn al 'Ala', who said: SUCK ON MY BIG BLACK BALLS
{{Quote||We were told by Layth, on the authority of 'Ata', on the authority of Abu Rabah, on the authority of Jabir, who said, 'The Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhee wa sallam) returned from one of his battles, and thereupon told us, 'You have arrived with an excellent arrival, you have come from the Lesser Jihad to the Greater Jihad - the striving of a servant (of Allah) against his desires.'<ref>Fayd al-Qadir vol. 4, p. 511</ref>}}
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