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Black Standard of Jihad

Jihad is a concept in Islam which regards the preservation of the faith, through an inner spiritual struggle and having a violent or non-violent struggle against non-believers. In its most common usage, jihad refers to holy war waged by Islamist groups against secular/pro-West Muslim governments or non-Muslim nations, and the term has been associated with al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other Islamist terrorists. Jihad could only be called by the caliph in traditional jurisprudence, but imams with great influence could muster hundreds or thousands of Muslims to fight for jihad against perceived enemies of the faith. It is sometimes considered to be the sixth pillar of jihad, but the term has since been filthied by media portrayal and terrorist Kharijite-like ideology.

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