Amphiist 77: Jihad in Islam

· Philosophy, Religion

Amphiist: Someone who sees BOTH sides of issues

Believes in reaching their full potential

And allows others to do the same

Amphiist: Civil rights advocate

Amphiist: Philosopher, Historian, Psychologist

Amphiist: Emotionally intelligent, naturally aristocratic, self-actualized

Or at least trying…



Amphiist (77): Jihad in Islam

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September 14, 2018                                    Today in the…

Natural Aristocrat, Emotionally Intelligent, Woke, Self-Actualized

Mainstream media perspective

The mainstream press wants, more than anything else, to sell papers. That is the reason for their existence. So when it comes to a concept like ‘jihad,’ the media prefers to view it as Muslims waging war on all non-Muslims, trying to entertain a global caliphate. The truth of what jihad represents is far less glamorous but far more spiritually rewarding. It is mastering one’s self. The Amphiist wants everyone to reach their full potential, and this is the real crux of jihad.


The Other Side

Muslims are supposed to constantly better ourselves so that we draw closer to God. God is perfect, and so He wants us to be happy. That makes Him happy. However, one does not need to be an adherent to Islam to want to reach their full potential. An Atheist can also be concerned with the idea of being their best self. A Christian can, too. Reaching one’s maximum potential is an honour and privilege given to all human beings, regardless of the exact nature of their religious beliefs. It is a waste if we do not take advantage of it.

The thing is, though, people have a false impression of Muslims always wanting to fight non-Muslims, and overtaking the world. Most Muslims just want to be left in peace to live their lives and worship as they see fit. Regardless of whether or not someone exists as part of a majority or minority, they have the right to excel to the extent to which they are able.

Now let’s talk about repentance. This principle essentially means to change one’s mind. One just doesn’t stop committing a particular sin; they no longer even rationally think it’s a good idea to do it. They see, in a small way, through God’s eyes, that that sin no longer is conducive to reaching one’s full potential.

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