All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, A Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states,
There are numerous kinds of Jihad and it is true that not all forms of jihad are valid for all times. Military jihad is applicable only to specific times and conditions: i.e. to repel aggression, or remove oppression, etc. with the requisite conditions. However, all other forms of jihad are relevant for all times and conditions.
So, speaking truth and standing up for justice and virtue and struggling against one’s carnal soul, etc. are also proper jihad.
If, however, an Imam makes statements that are controversial and you are disturbed, you should raise it with him or with the authorities of the mosque.
It is the duty of the Imam to give a message of spiritual healing on Friday rather than making people agitated or depressed after attending Jumu’ah.
If after your best efforts, he is still continuing, then you should find another mosque, if there is one, to attend. If there is no choice, then simply attend the salah and don’t listen to his sermon.
May Allah guide all of us to His right path!