THE CALL TO JIHAD (FIGHTING FOR ALLAH’S CAUSE) IN THE QUR’ AN
And when the term (time limit) was prolonged for the Muslims and their hearts were hardened and they forgot their religion and became ignorant of the fact (that for what purpose) Allah has sent and chosen them from among the great number of mankind and from the great number of nations of the earth..Allah saidYou [ true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad , and his Sunna (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind , you enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained ) and forbid what is Al-Munkar (polytheism,disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah…..(V.3:110)
So (today) they (Muslims) are leading a life of the one who knows not any Prophet ,nor believes in any Divine Message or Divine Inspiration , nor expects any reckoning nor is afraid or the Hereafter. They (Muslims) resemble the pre-Islamic ignorant nations, against whom they used to fight in the past. They have turned on their heels (back) as apostates from Islam , they have imitated them (ignorant nations) in their civilization, in their social affairs, in their political affairs, in their character and in the pleasures of their lives. They (Muslims) also imitated them in many others things because of which Allah hated and forsook them. He (Allah) put them (Muslims) into trials under the effects of (1) Western civilization (2) and the Eastern Communist propaganda. So their land became
“ a free wealth” with no protector, their kingdom became a victim for every beast of prey and a food (nourishment) for every eater, and the meaning of the statement of the Prophet (Muhammad ) became apparent :
“It is expected that the nations will call other nations to share them against you (Muslims) as the eaters call each other to eat from the food in front of them in a large wooden plate”. A person asked the Prophet , will that happen because of our small number on that day ?The Prophet said : “Nay! Your number (will be) great, but you will be rubbish like the rubbish of flood – water. And certainly Allah will remove from the hearts of your enemies ‘ the fear from you’ and surely He (Allah) will throw Wahn in your hearts”. A person asked : What is ‘Wahn’, O Allah,s Messenger? The Prophet said, “Wahn: is to love (this) world and to hate the death”.
The Prophet also said,
“If you (1) practiced Tabaiya Al-Ainiya (i.e. selling goods to a person for a certain price and then buying them back from him for a far less price), (2) and followed the tails of the cows ( i.e. indulged in agriculture and became contented with it ) (3) and deserted the Jihad (holy fighting) in Allah’s Cause, Allah will cover you with humiliation and it will not be removed till you return back to your religion (Abu Daud).