Thread: Sleeper Cell
12-09-2005, 09:17 PM #1
Has anyone seen this show? It's on Showtime. It's about an al-qaeda cell in LA that's got an undercover FBI informer in it. I just saw an episode for the first time and this is an awesome show.
The episode was about a sheik from Yemen who came to LA to submit a fatua (proper terminology and spelling?) against al-qaeda. I won't tell you what happens in the show........ but it was very powerful. The show was centered around the sheik reforming brainwashed al-qaeda members, and he would ask them, "What is the greatest jihad?" I knew the answer only because I was reading about Islam the night before. I don't want to seem like an ass, but I'm curious to see what some Muslim's answers are to that question. It's probably something that's elementary- like the first thing they teach you as a child... but I'm curious because the extremeists in the show didn't have the right answer (hollywood, I know ).
But for those who haven't seen it and are interested; there's a marathon with every episode coming on Showtime tomorrow at 9pm.
Last edited by alphaman; 12-10-2005 at 07:28 AM.
12-10-2005, 07:29 AM #2
12-10-2005, 08:10 AM #3
im not a muslim, but isnt jihad like a war on the "infidels", but only those who are armed..something like that i think
12-10-2005, 01:05 PM #4
Heard of it..seen some advertisments..looks to be a decent show.
12-10-2005, 01:27 PM #5
12-10-2005, 03:42 PM #6
Different cultures are taught different things, but I belive the greatest jihad is against Satan and his temptations.
Jihad is of three kinds the carrying out of a struggle against: a visible enemy, the devil, one's self.
But Jihad in every form is very very important in Islam. If Muslims are being persecuted, it is almost an obligation for muslims to help them, in war and peace.
12-10-2005, 05:39 PM #7
The first two quotes from that link:
"The best jihad [struggle] is (by) the one who strives against his own self for Allah, The Mighty and Majestic," Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad). 1
"Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors." Qur'an, Chapter 2, verse 190.
This creates a strong argument against the views of terrorists beleiving that they are righteous or obeying God in their acts of aggression.
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