Is 9/11 considered Jihad, by muslims?

The word Jihad does not mean Holy War. It means struggle or striving. The word for war in the Quran is Harb or Qital. Jihad means serious and sincere struggle on the personal as well as on the social level. It is a struggle to do good and to remove injustice, oppression and evil from the society. This struggle should be spiritual as well as social, economic and political. Jihad is to work hard to do right things. In the Quran this word is used in its different forms 33 times. It often comes with other Quranic concepts such as faith, repentance, righteous deeds and migration.

Islam wants to establish a world order where all human beings – Muslims and non-Muslims – can live with justice in peace, harmony and good will. It gives its followers full guidelines to find peace in their personal and social lives, but it also tells them how to extend the good will on the basis of human relations towards others. Muslims worked under these principles for centuries. People of many faiths lived with them and among them. Islamic societies were known for their tolerance, generosity and humanity.
Allah says very clearly: “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not do aggression, for Allah loves -not- the aggressors.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 190)

Is Islam a blood thirsty religion?
And if the enemy inclines to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah. (Quran 8:61)

Is Islam a forgving religion?
Repel (evil) with what is best, and you will see that the one you had mutual enmity with him will turn as if he were a close friend. (41:34)

Muslims are not pacifists:
And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation – his reward is [due] from Allah. (42:40)

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