Submitted by Bashir.
Personally, I am utterly confused by HMGA’s definition of Jihad.
HMGA claims to have re-defined JIHAD, or he claims to give the correct interpretation of it. If that is true, then we have to believe that the muslims in general, for the last 1400 years misinterpreted JIHAD.
Did Abu Bakr misinterpret jihad?
Did Imam Abu Hanifa misinterpret Jihad?
HMGA used his ijtihad (judgement) to come to this conclusion. These ideas of “anti-war” were floating around many muslim circles in those days. Ironically enough, Mualvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi also agreed with HMGA in this respect.
Just some ideas I wanted to throw out there….