From Al-Bawaba, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
According to Petra, the third day of the International Islamic Conference was held in Amman on Wednesday. During the day, Dean of the World Institute for Islamic thought and civilization in Malaysia, Dr. Mohamed Hashem Kamali presented a research on “Jihad”. According to Mr. Kamali, Jihad is not meant to fighting and wars, but is first of all aims at serving the society. On his part, former German ambassador to Morocco Dr. Murad Hoffman noted that terrorism and extremism are alienated to Islam, backing this claim by a number of Quranic verses that discard extremism.
Great. Which ones, please? And how can one read the Qur’an and not think that jihad involves fighting and wars, since that is overwhelmingly and obviously the literal meaning of passages like 9:5, 9:29, 2:190-193, etc. etc. etc.? So often this kind of thing is asserted, and so seldom is it explained. Will someone please explain how the Qur’an and Sunnah can be understood as teaching ongoing peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims? Ibrahim? Stephen? Khaleel? Anyone? Anyone?