Goal of jihad? Convert people to Islam
(April 18, 2022 / JNS) Abd Al-Hamid Dabbou, an Islamic scholar from the Gaza Strip, said jihad is the “pinnacle of Islam” and makes Islam “glamorous, strong and lovable”.
According to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an April 10 broadcast on Al Quds Al Youm TV (Palestinian Islamic Jihad), Dabbous said that jihad is the way Muslims defend their lands and spread Islam around the world.
He explained that Muslims do not want to terrorize people but to convert them to Islam. He said that if non-Muslims do not accept Islam and refuse to pay the jizya local tax “in humiliation”, then they will fight them until they achieve martyrdom or victory.
“Through jihad, Allah conquers lands as well as hearts and minds,” Dabbous said. “Jihad is the means by which Muslims, above all, defend their lands, their lives, their honor and their religion. It is a way to spread this religion because the main thing is that Allah has sent this religion to spread all over the world until all people become Muslims.
The broadcast featured footage of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Al-Quds Brigades fighters in military exercises, praying and launching rockets, as well as footage of Israeli infantry training and an Israeli military burial.