THE CALL TO JIHAD (FIGHTING FOR ALLAH’S CAUSE) IN THE QUR’ AN
And it is they, (Mujahidin) who fight against the enemies of Allah is order that the worship should be all for Allah (Alone and not for any other deity) and that the Word of Allah (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and His religion Islam) should prevail. Allah has made them (Mujahidin) partners in reward along with all those who guard Islam with their weapons, along with their good deeds, which they performed even if they sleep in their homes.
And the Legislator (Allah) put the one who brings about a thing to happen equal in rank to its doer, both in reward (for a good deed) and in punishment (for a crime). So the inviter to a good deed and the inviter to an evil both will have a reward (good or bad) equal to the reward of the one who has done that deed.
And sufficient is Allah’s Statement in this matter:
O you ho believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment? (V.61: 10)
After this Verse was revealed the souls become filled with the yearning for this profitable commerce which Allah, the Lord of Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists), the All –Knower, the All-Wise Himself directed the people towards; Allah said:
That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives…
Allah further said:
That will be better for you if you but know (V.61: 11)
I.e. Jihad (fighting in Allah Cause) is better for you than your staying (back at home). Regarding the reward Allah said:
(If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which river flow and pleasant dwellings in Gardens of Eternity (Adn Paradise) -that is indeed and the great success. (V 61:12)
So it was as if they (the souls) said (as regards the above Verse): This is for us in the Hereafter and there is nothing for us in this world. Then Allah said:
And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, - help from Allah (against your enemies) and a near victory, And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) to the believers. (V.61: 13).
Good gracious (indeed) how nice are these (Allah’s) Words and how they appeal to the human hearts. How great is the attraction for them and how they lead one towards one’s Lord (Allah). How soothing are they for the hearts of every lover of good. How great is the contentment of the heart and a happy life when one understands their meaning. We supplicate Allah bestow upon us His Blessings.