This is how the Sufis and mystics of South Asia viewed jihad, peace and the role of religion. Surely our extremists need to read and imbibe the message in this fabulous ashlok (verse):
Allah, Farid, juhdi hamesha
Au Shaikh Farid, juhdi Allah Allah.
Acquiring Allah’s grace is the aim of my jihad, 0 Farid!
Come Shaikh Farid! Allah, Allah’s grace alone is ever the aim of my jihad
(Baba Guru Nanak Sahib to Baba Shaikh Farid Sahib)