This page illustrates a concept about which there exists a lot of “confusion” and “misunderstandings”. We are explaining those misunderstandings in a clear way and expose the way of thinking generally used about the jihad concept. We have made a number of articles for you:
This article deals with the interpretation of the concept of Jihad by the Shafi’i school of islamic law, one of the four big schools in Sunni Islam.
This article is an analysis of a text by Linda Bogaert of the (now dissolved) Centrum for Islam in Europe of the University of Ghent.
This article makes reference to a (beating around the bush) debate on Jihad moderated by Tariq Ramadan and to a text that reflects the point of view of his father-in-law, Hassan Al-Banna, one of the founders of the Egyptian Muslim-brotherhood.
This article gives a short insight in the motivation of the Jihadi.