Part 10

He informed them of Jihad’s advanced and delayed reward that is for them, and how different kinds of evils Allah repels with it; and what a great honour ,power,dignity and high grade is obtained through it and he has put Jihad at the top in Islam. The Prophet said:

“Paradise has one hundred grades, the distance between each of the two grades is like the distance between the heaven and the earth, and these grades Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause” [ as mentioned in the two authentic Books (Al-Bukhari and Muslim].[ See Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol 4, Hadith No. 48].

  It is narrated in the book Sahih Al-Bukhari, Allah’s Messenger said:

 “Anyone whose both feet get covered with dust in Allah’s Cause will not be touched by the Hell-fire”. (Vol. 4, Hadith No 66).

 It is also narrated in the two books )Al-Bukhari and Muslim):

A man said: “O Allah’s Messenger! Inform me of a thing that is equal to Jihad (in Allah’s Cause)!” Allah’s Messenger said, “ You cannot (do that)”. The man said: “Inform me if that”. Allah’s Messenger said: “Can you observe Saum (fast) continuously without eating or drinking(at all) and stand continuously in prayer from the time the Mujahidin go out for Jihad(till the time they return back home)?” The man replied, “ No”. Allah’s Messenger said” “That is (the thing which is equal to Jihad”. Likewise Allah’s Messenger said:

1)      The souls of the martyrs are in green birds dwelling in Paradise wherever they like.
2)  That all their sins and faults are forgiven.   
3)      That he can intercade with Allah for seventy (70) of his family members
4)      That they will comes secure on the Day of Resurrection from the great terror.
5)      That he will not fell the agonies and distress of death.
6)      That he will not be horrified by the (great) Gathering ( on the Day of resurrection).
7)      That he does not feel the pain of “the killing” except like that a pinch.

And how many agonies and distresses are there for a person who dies on his bed-and a standing (praying) or a sleeping person in Jihad is better than a fasting or standing (praying) person not in Jihad- and whosoever acted as a guard or escort in Allah’s Cause, his eyes will never witness the Fire (Hell) and that a day spent while one is in Jihad for Allah’s Cause is better than the world and whatsoever is in it.

If one has understood (all) that, then Allah has reproached those who remained behind from Allah’s Messenger during the battle of Tabuk (i.e. they did not join in it)- they who cling heavily to the luxuries of this world-they who lagged behind from hastening onwards to march forth(for the battle of Tabuk)- As Allah said:

O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah (i.e. go for Jihad), you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is enjoyment of the life of this world as compared with the Hereafter . (V.9:38).