The Popularity of the Name ‘Muhammad’ in Europe Is an Element of Jihad

While this may seem innocuous enough, the fact is many Muslims see their offspring as their contribution to the jihad, the “struggle” to make Islam supreme, since more numbers equate more influence and power. The popularity of “Muhammad” is not a fad, but a message from the parents (usually the father) concerning whom they most revere and hope their sons emulate: the founder of Islam/jihad. Although the original, historic jihad was straightforward warfare on the infidel to make Islam supreme, the ulema articulated other jihads, all of which work to the same end. Jihad al-wilada (or childbearing) is seen as a way to contribute to the “struggle” to make Islam supreme.
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