(Jihad) Today’s Hadith
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “None is wounded in Allah’s Cause but will come on the Day of Resurrection with his wound bleeding. The thing that will come out of his wound will be the color of blood, but its smell will be the smell of musk.”
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace upon him) said: Allah has undertaken to look after the affairs of one who goes out to fight in His way believing in Him and affirming the truth of His Apostles. He is committed to His care that Re will either admit him to Paradise or bring him back to his home from where he set out with a reward or (his share of) booty. By the Being in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad. If a person gets wounded in the way of Allah, he will come on the Day of Judgment with his wound in the same condition as it was when it was first inflicted; its color being the color of blood but its smell will be the smell of musk. By, the Being in Whose Hand is Muhammad’s life, if it were not to be too hard upon the Muslim. I would not lag behind any expedition which is going to fight in the cause of Allah. But I do not have abundant means to provide them (the Mujahids) with riding beasts, nor have they (i. e. all of them) abundant means (to provide themselves with all the means of Jihad) so that they could he left behind. By the Being in Whose Hand is Mubammgls lac, I love to fight in the way of Allah and be killed, to fight and again be killed and to fight again and be killed.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The example of a Mujahid in Allah’s Cause– and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause—-is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.”
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira who said: Allah has undertaken to provide for one who leaves his home (only) to fight for His cause and to affirm the truth of His word; Allah will either admit him to Paradise or will bring him back home from where he had come out, with his reward and booty.
Abu Hurairah said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم say: ‘The parable of Mujahid (who strives in the cause of Allah) — and Allah knows best who strives in the cause of Allah — is that of one who fasts and prays Qiyam (continually). Allah has promised Mujahid (who strives in His cause), that He will either cause him to die and admit him to Paradise, or, He will bring him back safely with whatever he has earned of reward or spoils of war.” (Sahih)
It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri that the Prophet said: “The one who fights in the cause of Allah has a guarantee from Allah. Either He will raise him to His forgiveness and mercy, or He will send him back with reward and spoils of war. The likeness of the one who fights in the cause of Allah is that of one who fasts and prays at night without ceasing, until he returns.” (Hasan)
(That she said), “O Allah’s Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed. Should we not fight in Allah’s Cause?” He said, “The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj-Mabrur (i.e. Hajj which is done according to the Prophet’s tradition and is accepted by Allah).”
Narrated Aisha (mother of the faithful believers):
I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shouldn’t we participate in Holy battles and Jihad along with you?” He replied, “The best and the most superior Jihad (for women) is Hajj which is accepted by Allah.” ‘Aisha added: Ever since I heard that from Allah’s Apostle I have determined not to miss Hajj.
It was narrated that ‘Aishah said: ‘0 Messenger of Allah, is Jihad obligatory for women?’ He said: “Yes: Upon them is a Jihad in which there is no fighting: AI-Hajj and AI-‘Umrah.” (Sahih)
It was narrated from Umm Salamah that the Messenger of Allah P.B.U.H said: “Hajj is the Jihad of every weak person.” (Sahih)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.” Then he added, “Can you, while the Muslim fighter is in the battle-field, enter your mosque to perform prayers without cease and fast and never break your fast?” The man said, “But who can do that?” Abu- Huraira added, “The Mujahid (i.e. Muslim fighter) is rewarded even for the footsteps of his horse while it wanders bout (for grazing) tied in a long rope.”
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira who said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked: What deed could be an equivalent of Jihad in the way of Allah, the Almighty and Exalted? He answered: You do not have the strength to do that deed. The narrator said: They repeated the question twice or thrice. Every time he answered: You do not have the strength to do it. When the question was asked for the third time, he said: One who goes out for Jihad is like a person who keeps fasts, stands in prayer (constantly), (obeying) Allah’s (behests contained in) the verses (of the Qur’an), and does not exhibit any lassitude in fasting and prayer until the Mujihid returns from Jihad in the way of Allah, the Exalted.
It was narrated from Abu Dharr that he asked the Prophet of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم which deed was best. He said: “Belief in Allah and Jihad in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.” (Sahih)
Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah reported that someone asked, ‘0 Messenger of Allah, which deed is equivalent to jihad?’ He said, “You (people) are incapable of that,” The question was repeated twice or thrice and he said every time, “You are incapable of that,” The third time, he said, “The example of a warr.or in Allah’s cause is like one who lasts and stands in salah and does not allow any shortcoming to mar his salah and his fast till the warrior returns from (jihad in) Allah’s cause.”
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
The Prophet said, on the day of the Conquest of Mecca, “There is no migration (after the Conquest), but Jihad and good intentions, and when you are called for Jihad, you should immediately respond to the call.”
It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said on the day of the Conquest of Mecca: There is no Hijra now, but (only) Jihad (fighting for the cause of Islam) and sincerity of purpose (have great reward) ; when you are asked to set out (on an expedition undertaken for the cause of Islam) you should (readily) do so.
It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin Waqdan As-Saadi said: “We came in a delegation to the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم each of us with a question to ask him. I was the last of them to come in to the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم , and I said: ‘Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم, I have left people behind me, and they are saying that emigration (Hijrah) has ceased.’ He said: ‘Emigration will not cease so long as the disbelievers are being fought.” (Sahih)
Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said on the day of liberation of Makkah, “There is no hijrah0after the conquest (liberation), but (there are) jihad and intention. If you are summoned for jihad then hasten (to join).”
[Bukhari 1834, Muslim 1353]
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
I asked Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the best deed?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” I asked, “What is next in goodness?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I further asked, what is next in goodness?” He replied, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” I did not ask Allah’s Apostle anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more.
It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud that he observed. I asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) which deed was the best. He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Prayer at its appointed hour. I (again) said: Then what? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Kindness to the parents. I (again) said: Then what? He replied: Earnest endeavour (Jihad) in the cause of Allah. And I would have not ceased asking more questions but out of regard (for his feelings).
It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم which action is most beloved to Allah? He said: “Establishing prayer on time, honoring one’s parents and Jihad in the cause of Allah.” (Sahih)
Sayyidina Ibn Mas’ud narrated: I asked Allah’s Messenger “0 Messenger of Allah, which deed is most excellent?” He said, “Salah at its appointed time. I asked, “Then what, “0 Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Kindness to parents.” I asked, “What next, no Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Jihad in Allah’s path.” Then, Allah’s Messenger (SAW) observed silence with me. And, if I had asked more, he woi.ld have answered more.