Why does Islam have the concept of jihad or holy war

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Why does Islam have the concept of jihad or holy war, which some use to justify violence and terrorism?

Islam and Peace

Islam comes from the root word Salaam, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). The word Salaam is also an attribute of God. In this context, it means ‘The Giver of Peace’.

Muslims greet each other with Assalaamu alaikum which translates to wishing peace for one another. Even […]

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