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

Part 11

Similarly Allah disapproved of those who abandoned Jihad (i.e. they did not go for Jihad) and attributed to them hypocrisy and disease in their hearts , and threatened (all) those who remain behind from Jihad and sit (at home) with horrible punishment . He (Allah accused them with the most ugly descriptions, rebuked them for their cowardice and spoke against them ( about their weakness and their remaining behind) as he said:

If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allah is Able to do all things (V.9:39).

And there are many Verses of the Qur’an after this verse (that threaten the Muslim nation if they give up Jihad).

And you will not find any organization past or present, religious or non-religious as regards (Jihad and military) (ordering) the whole nation to march forth and mobilize all of them into active military service as a single row for Jihad in Allah’s Cause so as to make superior the Word of Allah (i.e.none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), as you will find in the Islamic Religion and its teachings.

The Qur’an and As-Sunna (the legal ways of Prophet Muhammad ) have clearly given (wonderful explanation for) each and every act concering Jihad. The Book has distributed its different actions and its great number of responsibilities on its special units, a most accurate distribution that excels above all the modern organizations and the military teachings. And in fact these modern organizations and military teachings are only a small portion (drop) of the military laws of the Qur’an and As-Sunna.

The verses of Qur’an and As-Sunna of Allah’s Messenger Muhammad are both flooded with these high meanings, calling with eloquent phrases in a crystal clear way.

The Muslims were ordered to take all precautions against the enemies of Allah and to get ready against them with all they can of power – because that is the first step for Jihad (fighting) and the supreme way of the defense. To get ready (for Jihad) includes various kinds of preparations and weapons [ tanks, missiles, artillery, aeroplanes (air force), naval ships (navy), etc, and the training of the soldiers in these weapons] are all included under (the meaning) of the word 

“ force ( i.e. land-force, navy and air-force)”. And to look after (take care of) the permanent forces as well as the stationed forces similar to looking after the mobile forces. And to take care of the army in peace –time as well as during war-time.

The foundation of the military spirit as they say : obedience and military discipline Allah has gathered these foundations in the Verses of His Book (The Qur’an).

As to the obdience : Allah said:

Those who believe say: “Why is not a Surah (Chapter of the Qur’an) sent down (for us)?” But when a decisive Surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad- holy fighting) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death . But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allah and to obey Him). (V.47:20) .

And as to the military discipline : Allah said in Surah As-Saff (Row or Ranks):

Verily! Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in rows (ranks) as if they were a solid structure. (V.61:4).

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