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You may be right about Jihad not being mentioned in the Qur’an, but the Jihad is applied to warfare as much as the Roman Catholics apply Canon Law to create a Just War. I’m not saying that all Catholics are warmongers. I’m simply putting that Cannon Law states that one only goes to war after much diplomacy has tried and failed and if enough thought is put into why they are fighting the war. That’s very much like the Jihad in the sense of warfare.
Jihad literally means “Struggle.” The problem with this word is that the extremists take the meaning of this word too far and claim that all they do is for the name of Allah. Jihad isn’t like that at all. A good example of this when a doctor is trying to find a cure for a disease for a patient. This is a struggle the doctor must go through and it’s for a noble cause: to save that patient’s life.