Difficulties Of Jihad: Warfare One Of The Aspects Of Human
25 May 2010
talk about Jihad on the path of Allah, it sounds so
beautiful. What a beautiful word - "Jihad on the path
of Allah". But, in reality, not all outcomes and
events of jihad are that beautiful.
jihad, there are not always high-sounding speeches and
fiery sermons, not always trophies and booties, and
not always victories. But there is the death of loved
ones, suffering of wounded friends, torn up body
parts, loss of property, lack of aid and support.
to that, jihad has many other difficult aspects: the
blend of different personalities of men, with disputes
erupting among them ... this man was punched by that
man, another one had an argument with somebody over
there ... It is a human nature (Muslims are not
angels): errors, opinions, views, some of which are
permissible (in Islam), and some are not. There is an
obvious and huge diversity between the beauty of the
Noble Objective (reestablishing of the Caliphate) and
the price (souls and wealth spent in Allah's cause) to
If we study
people's assumptions on an Islamic state, we find that
they represent rather a dream world, a world full of
beautiful pictures, on the verge of flying carpets,
intoxicated by brilliant colours, with constantly
pouring rain out of the skies, full udders, and our
enemies fearing us, knowing about us being supported
by Angels during warfare.
an Islamic state, in which neither poor nor sick, and
if someone wishes something, it appears right in front
of him. But if we study the Islamic state of the
Medina period, we would not find that paradise;
instead we will learn that the followers of Prophet
Muhammad, may Allah bless him, his family, and the
companions, and grant them Peace, suffered not less
than they had in Mecca.
some tough times of fear among the companions, may
Allah be pleased with them, like what happened at the
Battle of the Trench:
came upon you from above you and from below you, and
when the eyes turned dull, and the hearts rose up to
the throats, and you began to think diverse thoughts
Quran, Surah 33. "The Clans", verse 10)
terror in their eyes because of the violent danger
imposed by the enemies of Islam. It was an earth
shattering test from the Almighty.
latter with an image advertised by the so-called
‘Islamic' scholars today. They promise you a wonderful
state; neither fear, nor struggle, each a separate
house, plenty of food, and crowds of non-Muslims
accepting Islam, seeing us and our state.
there would be those who would become Muslim with the
mindset based on belief that Muslims are the right
jama'ah to be with, i.e. the party that guarantees
them worldly goods, whereas other parties fail to do
But what if I
mention here that the three of the four Righteous
Caliphs, may Allah be pleased with them, 'Umar bin Al
Khattab, 'Uthman bin 'Affan and 'Ali bin Abi Talib
died, being martyred? And all that happened during the
time of the righteous Caliphate (the Most Gracious
bestows His Mercy upon whom He wills). Those who do
not recognize the truth (complete submission) of Islam
are living in an imaginary, illusory world, and as
soon as the tests come to be faced, they will be
seeking refuge in wrong places, then give up and admit
their inability to endure the hardships of this life
and nothing but punishment would be their reward in
the Hereafter (in this life, the steadfast Muslim will
seek assistance and refuge in Allah, glory be to Him,
and in the Hereafter, by the mercy of Allah will enter
Paradise, the Final Abode of the steadfast believers).
life only bounded by books, thoughts, pen and paper is
not Islam. Islam is human life with its success and
failure. Correct actions strengthen and support the
stance, while mistakes help to learn something new,
recognize the wrong and avoid repeating the latter.
Islam are inevitable and were expected, therefore the
Divine Rules on punishment and reward were revealed to
the Muslims, to whom the Islamic Monotheism and
striving in the path of Allah were made obligatory.
And, if we take a brief look at the early history of
Islam, we can find many examples of such errors, here
are few of them:
Battle of Nahrawan took place, the army of
Kharijites (the deviant group) refused the amnesty
and surrender (except a small number of troops) to
the army of 'Ali Bin Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased
with him. The battle ended up with the defeat of the
Kharijites. From among the four thousand Kharijites
about only four hundred wounded were left alive.
of Jamal was a battle among Muslims in which Talhah
and Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with them both,
were martyred, the glad tidings of Paradise to them.
of Siffin between the armies of 'Ali bin Abi Talib
and Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, may Allah be pleased
with them, was another example of errors.
one of the aspects of human existence and should not
be forgotten or neglected. The life of a Muslim is not
only getting up at night for prayers, fasting during
the daytime, constant supplications for forgiveness,
exchange of gifts and other beneficial deeds.
the group of people who prefer doing minor good deeds
ignoring the greater ones, due to the fear of
committing errors. They blindfold their eyes and do
not see the grace of Allah.
Jihad on the
path of Allah is a human activity to obtain the power
and domination. Jihad intertwines mindset and actions
called to the sword should not turn round and 'fight'
lecturing others, but prepare his heart to experience
the heat of the sword. That is an order of the Creator
given to the Muslims.
Yes, you can
either publish a monthly magazine, or create an
opposition party, the party that would call for
improvements, patiently awaiting the liberation of the
imprisoned Muslims, and wishing a new ruler to come
very soon, who might be more humane than the present
slowly dying tyrant, then your job is done. You are
the man firm on his word and politics. In your kept
up-to-date file by the relevant authorities will be
stated that you are a reputable (model) opponent.
But if you
say: "stand up and fight", "strive in the path of
Allah" - then you should expect certain consequences.
You should be prepared to face what was experienced by
your predecessors, like Abdullah 'Azzam, Khattab and
A child may
go grey, many would not endure the reality of the
fight in Allah's Cause, glory be to Him, except the
true believers, and before you turn to the genuine
path to Paradise, think of your intentions well, (be
steadfast in your iman in the Most Merciful, and fear
Him) so you would not say something like: 'I was
If you feel
being unable to stand up and fight, then be
acknowledged that (there are some) people feel safe
nested like sparrows with their fledglings eating,
drinking and watching life go by through the windows
of their dwellings, whilst there is a fierce battle
between Muslims and infidels raging on. But once the
fight has ended, some of them would come up with their
'important' lectures to tell us: 'You were told so',
'Did not we warn you?', 'We expect ... ', 'We ... we
...', and so on, and on. May Allah shorten their long
tongues. He, glory be to Him, says:
niggardly with respect to you; but when fear comes,
you will see them looking to you, their eyes rolling
like one swooning because of death; but when the fear
is gone they smite you with sharp tongues, being
niggardly of the good things. These have not believed,
therefore Allah has made their doing naught; and this
is easy to Allah".