THE CALL TO JIHAD (FIGHTING FOR ALLAH’S CAUSE) IN THE QUR’ AN 

Part 8

And sufficient is this excellence- (for a Mujahid which he will receive) honor and high degrees of grade- along with other things which Allah has made clear in the Qur’an: about the description of the reward of Mujahidin, their magnificent state, moving of feelings and sentiments, the demanding of sacrifice in the cause of inviting others to Islam, to put strength and courage in the souls and to urge them to go forward and be stable and firm, and Allah will grant them victory and support them with the angels, as it is evident from the Statement of Allah:

Remember when you (Muhammad) said to the believers. “Is it not enough for you that your Lord (Allah) should help you with three thousand angels sent down?” Yes, If you hold on to patience and piety and the enemy comes rushing at you; your Lord will help you with five thousand angels having marks (of distinction). Allah made it not but as a message of good news for you and as an assurance to your hearts, and there is no victory except from Allah the All Mighty, the All-Wise. ((.3:124,125,126).

So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers. If a wound (and killing) has touched you, be sure a similar wound (and killing) has touched the others. And so are the days (good and not so good). We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers). And that Allah may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers. Do you think that you will enter Paradise before Allah test those of you who fought (in His Cause) and (also) test those who are patient? (V.3: 139,140,141,142).

And Allah informed about those who are martyred in His Way. They are alive and that they are with their Lord Allah finding what they wish of provisions and their faces are delighted with glad tidings. As Allah said:

Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord and they have provision.

They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not yet joined them, but are left behind (not yet martyred) that on them no fear shall come, nor shall they grieve.

They rejoice in a Grace and a Bounty from Allah and that Allah will not waste the reward of the believers.

Those who answered (the Call of) Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad after being wounded; for those of them who did good deeds and feared Allah, there is a great reward. (V.3:169-172)

And He (Allah) said:

Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (satan etc.). So fight you against the friends of Satan; ever feeble indeed is the plot of Satan. (V.4:76).

Then fight, (O Muhammad) in the Cause of Allah, you are not tasked (held responsible) except for yourself, and incite the believers (to fight along with you), it may be that Allah will restrain the evil might of the disbelievers. And Allah is Stronger in might and Stronger in punishing. (V.4:84).

And He( Allah ) said:

Let those (believers) who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, fight in the Cause of Allah; and who so fights in the Cause of Allah and is killed or gets victory, We shall bestow on him a great reward.(V.4:74).

And so on- there are other similar Verses (in the Qur’an)-after these.

Think deeply, dear brother in Islam, how Allah encourages the spirit to make His Word superior and to protect the weak, and to rescue the oppressed ones.

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