Jihad: Its Significance and Understanding in Islam In Arabic, with English translation. Santa Clara University Lecture JIHAD: Its significance and understanding in Islam. Mankind has reached a most critical juncture in its history that urgently demands our attention. The global turmoil of confusion, helplessness, suffering, exploitation, and armed conflict that threatens to engulf the world, must be seen as the macro-cosmic reflections of the imbalances within the human self. The rescuing of humanity from its present condition is the destiny of Islam. Guidance Media is honored to present a dynamic discourse that offers legal, linguistic, historical, and spiritual explanations into the profound meanings of Jihad in Islam by the acclaimed scholar Habib â€˜Ali al-Jifri given at Santa Clara University before a sold out auditorium of students, educators, and concerned people from divers backgrounds. Drawing from the vast wealth of traditional Islamic scholarship, Habib â€˜Ali al-Jifri takes us through the current crisis, the industrial revolution, beyond the crusades, and finally to the center of the human selfâ€¦ where the most important battle must be fought. Indeed what the world needs now more than ever is Jihad. Translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Special Bonus Features: Famous Egyptian Actor-Wajdi al-Arabi-gives a moving speech that brings both laughter and tears to the sold out Santa Clara University Auditorium. Translated by Khalil Moore. Question and Answer session with Habib Ali al-Jifri and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.