REAL JIHAD (STRIVE IN THE CAUSE OF ALLAH) IN ISLAM:
True Jihad/ Vs Fake Jihad
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Today the word “Jihad” is misused and misinterpreted for accomplishing political and economic invasion..
Some Hadith explains what is real Islamic Jihad (Islamic Way of Struggling in the Cause of Allah)
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 1:
Narrated Al-Walid bin ‘Aizar:
I heard Abi Amr ‘Ash-Shaibani saying, “The owner of this house.” he pointed to ‘Abdullah’s house, “said, ‘I asked the Prophet ‘Which deed is loved most by Allah?” He replied, ‘To offer prayers at their early (very first) stated times.’ ” ‘Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, “To be good and dutiful to one’s parents,” ‘Abdullah asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” The Prophet said, To participate in Jihad for Allah’s Cause.” ‘Abdullah added, “The Prophet narrated to me these three things, and if I had asked more, he would have told me more.”
From the above Hadith (Words of Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be up on him) We can see that the foremost Jihad (struggle in the cause of Allah is to pray the obligatory prayers on time. In Islam prayers are five times, the most difficult prayer for a person is the Dawn prayer (Fajr), one has to struggle to wake up before sunrise to pray this obligatory prayer. Prayers are the second pillar of Islam after testimony of Islamic faith. And the prayer at late after noon before sunset which has the highest reward. It is narrated from another Hadith that the first question an Angle will ask in the grave is about the prayers.
To be dutiful to parents is the second highest level of Jihad (Struggle), Especially in this days when parents are sent to care homes and elderly homes instead of children looking after them!. In Islam after prayers the Jihad is to protect and care one’s parents, especially when they are in need of love, care and kindness in their old ages!
The Third Jihad is to participate in Allah’s cause. What is Allah’s Causes? That is to immigrate with the leader of Muslims (Prophets or Caliphs) for a good cause. Prophet says :”To love one’s country is part of faith” (Hadith)
If England is attacked by Russians, or if Russian are attacked by Mongols, then the Jihad of a British Muslim is to fight against Russian invasion, and a Jihad of Russian is to fight against Mongol invasion. To help poor and needy, to fight for human rights, to fight for animal rights ect are Jihad in the Cause of Allah.
Saheeh Al-Bukhari,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 3:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr:
A man said to the Prophet, “Shall I participate in Jihad?” The Prophet said, “Are your parents living?” The man said, “Yes.” the Prophet said, “Do Jihad for their benefit.
Comments: In Islam State-Religion and Army are co-existing existence. i.e Caliphate. And The Jihad in the cause of Allah refer to defending one’s country and the Muslim ruler etc.
For example All western countries today have international, America and Saudi Arabia stood together against Iraq . Here Saudis will refer their fight against Iraq as an act of Jihad against Iraqis invasion on Kuwait.
In Islam we do not call it Jihad if some individual or minor groups make a destruction on earth. Jihad require approval of state and the scholars and leaders of Muslims. Jihad is not only mean war against invasion of unbelievers.We can see that even different Muslim countries fighting each other, for example Iraq-Kuwait war, Syrian war which is happening today!. Jihad is arabic word for struggling/striving against someone or something. Jihad against ourown ego is know as greater Jihad (Jihad al Akbar), to liberate our heart from various sickness like jealousy, greed, anger, lust, envy etc..
And the best Jihad is to purify our own self and to serve parents.
Hadith-3 Volume 8, Book 73, Number 34:
Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d:
The Prophet said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together.
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 35:
Narrated Safwan bin Salim:
The Prophet said “The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night.” Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet said as above.
There are millions of Orphans and Widows left abandoned in Africa and Asia with no one to look after them, Why no body want to do this Jihad to look after them?, Because that does not serve this filthy people’s political and social agenda to create chaos and conflict in Multi-Cultural societies!
Looking after Aminals is Jihad:
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 38:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “While a man was walking on a road. he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself “This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did.” So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?” He said, “(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being) .”
I never know any charity among Asian and Muslims which support the suffering Animals.But such works are carried out by some charities in Europe.
JIHAD FOR GREENPEACE:
Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 41:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, “If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity.”
While a person have time to earn for himself, but he struggle against his selfish desires and he goes out to plant trees and a wide variety of creatures benefiting from it.
JIHAD TO FULFIL THE NEEDS OF ONE’S NEIGHBOUR:
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 43:
Narrated ‘Aisha:the Prophet said “Gabriel continued to recommend me about treating the neighbors Kindly and politely so much so that I thought he would order me to make them as my heirs.
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 45:
Narrated Abu Shuraih:
The Prophet said, “By Allah, he does not believe! By Allah, he does not believe! By Allah, he does not believe!” It was said, “Who is that, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “That person whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil.”
Neighbours does not mean only Muslim neighbours.: From the Book -Islamic Morals and Manners by Imam Bukhari:
Mujahid reported: I was with Abdullah ibn Amr while his servant was skinning a sheep. He said, “O boy, when you finish up, then start with the Jewish neighbor.” A man there exclaimed, “Jewish? May Allah correct you!” He replied, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, recommending that we treat our neighbors well until we thought that he would order us to make them our heirs.”
JIHAD FOR TREATING NEIGHBOUR,GUEST,AND TALKING GOOD:
SAHEEH AL BUKHARI:Volume 8, Book 73, Number 47:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk).
We always try to find evil talks, to disturb neighbours, or do not care when a guest comes to our home!
But the Jihad is to strive to be a best host,a best neighbour and to become a best speaker and listener!
To be Patient with an ignorant one is Jihad even if he urinate in your mosque:
Sahih AL-Bukhari,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 54:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A bedouin urinated in the mosque and the people ran to (beat) him. Allah’s Apostle said, “Do not interrupt his urination (i.e. let him finish).” Then the Prophet asked for a tumbler of water and poured the water over the place of urine.
A HADITH EXPLAIN WHAT IS FAKE JIHAD:
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 4:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr:
Allah’s Apostle said. “It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents.” It was asked (by the people), “O Allah’s Apostle! How does a man curse his parents?” The Prophet said, “‘The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother.”
So the greatest sin in the sight of Allah is to attack others unjustly so that others attack you back. In islam, Muslims are ordered to Love Allah and Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be up on him and his family) than his own family ,wealth and his own life.
So when a Muslim attack an innocent person and other faith and culture by cursing and abusing them, they attack Muslims back with same kind of curse and abuse, since the Muslim have become a cause for others to attack Allah, Prophet and Islam, the Muslim has become a worst sinner in the sight of ALLAH Almighty!!!
Because according to the Hadith a Muslim must love Allah and His Prophet more than his family and his own self! And a Muslim becoming a reason for other people to curse Islam , Allah and Prophet is a greatest sin that the Muslim becoming a reason for others to curse his parents.
Islam is the Holy Religion of ALLAH ,the way of Holy Prophets and Saints. A real Muslim cannot publicise Islam as a Notorious religion!
Saheeh al Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 6:
The Prophet said, “Allah has forbidden you ( 1 ) to be undutiful to your mothers (2) to withhold (what you should give) or (3) demand (what you do not deserve), and (4) to bury your daughters alive. And Allah has disliked that (A) you talk too much about others (
, ask too many questions (in religion),(C ) or waste your property. “Islam gives such respect and dutifulness to one’s foster mothers too, and not to make abortion! In West everyone is worried about a mad person killing an innocent one!, How about you burying your children alive?, i mean you are doing abortion and female infanticide?So wake up to yourself, keep your finger clean before pointing it to a religion just because some Muslim named cowards does something!
Saheeh Al Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 7:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
Allah’s Apostle said thrice, “Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the great sins?” We said, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle” He said, “To join partners in worship with Allah: to be undutiful to one’s parents.” The Prophet sat up after he had been reclining and added, “And I warn you against giving forged statement and a false witness; I warn you against giving a forged statement and a false witness.” The Prophet kept on saying that warning till we thought that he would not stop.
Comments: Today Muslims and non-Muslims alike, especially Asian communities are busy with the above act of forging documents to claim insurances and other grants!. This is a very serious crime in Islam!
Cheating the system, insurance fraud, benefit fraud, income tax fraud, we are living in the world of frauds! And how can a Muslim be fraud. In Islam taking 1 penny or a million pound unlawfully deserve same punishment! The punishment is for the sinful act not for the weight/amount!
BE MERCIFUL TO ALL IF YOU FOLLOW RELIGION OF ALLAH (ISLAM_:
Sahih Al-Bukhari,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 121:
Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said: None is more patient than Allah against the harmful saying. He hears from the people they ascribe children to Him, yet He gives them health and (supplies them with) provision.”
Comments: When a Muslim is not accepting his LORD, he goes to kill a non-Muslim or an atheist!, God is giving food to everyone regardless a believer or an atheist!. If God wanted all atheists to be killed, isn’t God Himself capable of Doing that?. Think Wisely, you are brainwashed and fooled by some evil Jihadists!
WHO IS THE REAL WARRIOR?:
Saheeh Al-Bukhari ,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 135:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 137:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man said to the Prophet , “Advise me! “The Prophet said, “Do not become angry and furious.” The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, “Do not become angry and furious.”
NO JIHAD AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE:
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 9:
Narrated Asma’ bint Abu Bakr:
My mother came to me, hoping (for my favor) during the lifetime of the Prophet asked the Prophet, “May I treat her kindly?” He replied, “Yes.” Ibn ‘Uyaina said, “Then Allah revealed: ‘Allah forbids you not with regards to those who fought not against you because of religion, and drove you not out from your homes, that you should show them kindness and deal justly with them. (60.8 )
unfortunately Some idiotic Muslims and people have misundertsood that Jihad is to kill a disbeliever!, Jihad is to save life,to prevent an evil act, to support good cause, to fight for human justice without taking the justice of others!
No Mercy to Terrorists:
Saheeh Al Bukhari:
Volume 8, Book 73, Number 42:
Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, “He who is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully.
All Good deeds and good words including smiling are charity:
Sahih Al-Bukhari.Volume 8, Book 73, Number 50 :
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet said, Enjoining, all that is good is a Sadaqa.”
Filthy People are Worst People:
Sahih Al-Bukhari ,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 56:
Abdullah bin ‘Amr mentioned Allah’s Apostle saying that he was neither a Fahish nor a Mutafahish. Abdullah bin ‘Amr added, Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The best among you are those who have the best manners and character.’
Fasting and Prayers of people who engage in fraud and cheating are not accepted:
Saheeh Al-Bukhari,Volume 8, Book 73, Number 83:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “Whoever does not give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink.”
So I hope brothers and sisters understood what is real Jihad and what is fake Jihad!.
Wa Mina Allahu Tawfeeq
You may ask any questions if you have.