Faheem Khalid Lodhi‘s statement accords with this hadith:
Narrated Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.” (Bukhari, vol. 4, bk. 52, no. 44)
“Lodhi jury sees ‘jihad’ video,” from the Daily Telegraph, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A VIDEOTAPE allegedly seized at the home of Sydney terror suspect Faheem Khalid Lodhi proclaims that “jihad is the best thing that man can ever volunteer to do”.
Prosecutors allege the tape, played at Lodhi’s trial today, was among material which motivated his cause of “violent jihad”.
But the defence says Lodhi has never supported violent jihad, believing it to be a distortion of Islam….
But of course! He believes jihad is just a spiritual struggle, and he collected those maps of Australia’s electricity grid solely in order to pray for Australia’s enlightenment.
According to an English translation of the tape’s Arabic text and audio recordings, “the path to pride and honour and to deterring the enemies lies in jihad for the cause of Allah”.
In Islamic theology, jihad fi sabeel Allah — jihad for the cause of Allah — refers specifically to warfare.
Jihad “is a way to spread the religion and terrorise the enemy, to expand the domain of Islam all around the world”, says the narration.
Yes, but terrorize the enemy spiritually!
“It should be learnt that jihad is the best thing that man can ever volunteer to do.”
The video runs for over an hour and includes almost 15 minutes of footage showing a train and a string of tanks, trucks and troop carriers being blown up.
Yes, but blown up spiritually!
One explosion, which throws soldiers high into the air, is replayed three times.
The blasts are followed by shouts of “Allah is great!”, while chants of “hail the brigades of fighters” punctuate the rest of the video.
Fighters are filmed training, praying and making explosives, while the bodies of leaders killed waging jihad also appear.
Other footage depicts fighters shooting down a helicopter and exploding anti-personnel mines.
Yes, but exploding them spiritually!