السبت، يونيو 04، 2005

Having the Inner Intention for Jih?d

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem


All Praise is for All?h who has obligated Jih?d upon his servants, and has promised them firm establishment on Earth and dominance over the people of disbelief. And may Prayers and Peace be upon the best of His servants, the one who truly struggled in the Path of All?h until he achieved that which was certain (death). May All?h send Prayers and Peace upon him and his household and his fine and pure Companions.

As for what follows:

My noble brothers: the times in which we live are times ofsuch tribulation and estrangement for Isl?m which history has not witnessed before, where strangeness has become the norm and tribulation has become widespread, and where the entire Earth has become a stage for this conflict and for the expulsion of those who are firm upon their D?n and hold onto it and defend it with their tongues and weapons… therefore, the entire world has announced its war on terrorism – or, rather, on Jih?d – and its opposition to it and its various forms from being utilized by the Muslims.

So, Isl?m attacked from a single bow, and the nations of disbelief and their helpers from every corner of the Earth gathered against the Aided Group (at-T?'ifah al-Mans?rah) that took upon its shoulders this war against disbelief and the disbelievers - a clear and intense war void of any rest or mercy - until the Command of All?h arrives while they are upon that, and they will not be harmed by those who betray them from the treacherous or defeated Muslims or those who have drowned in the mud of this lowly worldly life. And they will not be harmed by those who oppose them from the groups of disbelief and the gangs of apostates and deniers, nor from the misguided innovators. And there is no doubt that Jih?d today is from the most virtuous means of gaining nearness to All?h. Rather, it is an obligation that All?h has obligated upon us, and there is nothing more obligatory upon the Muslims after having ?m?n in All?h than Jih?d and repelling the invader who has occupied the lands of the Muslims.

If you turned towards Isl?m in a land * You would find it to be like a bird whose wings have been cut off.

Jih?d today is the Ummah’s only choice, as the enemy today has occupied the lands of the Muslims – one by one – as All?h the Exalted said: {…And they will never cease fighting you until they cause you to turn back from your D?n, if they are able to do so…}.

So, the Muslims today are left with no choice but that of Jih?d and the language of weaponry.

Tell me, by your Lord: an invading enemy who has occupied lands, violated honor, made orphans out of children and widows out of women, has begun to strike at Isl?m in every valley… after all of this, is there a doubt that the only way to come to an understanding with this enemy is through the language of force and revenge?

So, iron is not to be fought except with iron, and force is not to be met except with force…

And it has been established for us in the Qur’?n and the Sunnah – and reality bears witness to this and confirms it – that negotiations and peace do not bring back upon those who seek them except clear loss and dismal failure, and an increase in servitude to other than All?h and submission to the transgressors. You are warned of those who seek them (negotiations) in the name of the Muslims from the treacherous rulers who are not from us and whom we are not from them. Rather, they are an archenemy to us, as through them, the disbelievers have toyed with us, and through their plans and deceptions, our rights have been taken and lost.

How can it be otherwise while All?h has said in His Book and has informed us that they have started the war with us for one specific goal, and that is : {… until they cause you to turn back from your D?n if they are able to…}?

There is no solution except for the greatest Jih?d * World peace no longer satisfies us,

There is no peace for the enemy. This is a legislation * and belief in every Muslim heart.

From this standpoint, and since Jih?d is the choice of the Ummah and the necessary and ordained obligation, I decided – after consulting one of the brothers – to write about some steps that everyone can take to serve the Jih?d and its people, and to energize the train of Jih?d that is moving quickly despite the overwhelming arrogance of the transgressors.

… asking All?h for Guidance and assistance and firmness, and to ordain for it acceptance and benefit for the people.

Written by:

Muhammad ibn Ahmad As-S?lim (pen name of Shaykh ‘?s? Al-‘Awshin, may All?h accept him as a Shah?d) - 19/5/1424 H

From the upcoming At-Tiby?n Publication,
"39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jih?d"

1) Having the Inner Intention for Jih?d

Having the inner intention to fight – the true inner intention which leads to one seeking to answer the call of Jih?d whenever the caller calls: "Saddle up, O cavalry of All?h!" and to make the person promise himself that he would jump forth to join the fight and go forth if he is called to go forth and if his aide is sought from his brothers, in accordance with the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): "…and if you are called to go forth, then go forth."

And if the person intends with himself to go fight, then he misses the chance to go or he is not able to do so, then he becomes pained by this, as All?h says regarding the Ash'ariyy?n – the Companions who were unable to find preparation for themselves to go fight - :

ولا على الذين إذا ما أتوك لتحملهم قلت لا أجد ما أحملكم عليه تولوا
وأعينهم تفيض من الدمع حزناً ألا يجدوا ما ينفقون

{"Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts, when you said: "I can find no mounts for you," they turned back with their eyes overflowing with tears of grief that they could not find anything to spend (for the Jih?d)."} [At-Tawbah; 9:92]

So, this is from the perfection of having the true intention to fight, and the grief and regret that the person feels out of what he missed of fighting in the Path of All?h.

As for the one who says, when the path is closed to him or he is unable to go fight: "Praise for All?h who has saved me from possessing the necessities for Jih?d," then this is one who hates fighting and does not seek it; he is like the hypocrites who hate to fight and do not march forth except while they hate to do so. And if they march forth, they discourage the army and run away when the battle begins. And what a clear difference – by All?h – between the one who weeps out of the grief of missing out on fighting and Jih?d, and the one who hides his happiness and joy that he has found an excuse or reason for himself not to fight, and All?h knows all that which is hidden and all that the hearts conceal…

And having the intention with one's self to go fight removes a characteristic of hypocrisy from a person, as is shown in Sah?h Muslim from the had?th of Ab? Hurayrah (may All?h be pleased with him) that the Messenger of All?h (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever dies without having fought (in the Path of All?h), or did not have the intention to fight, then he dies upon a branch of hypocrisy."

Shaykh ul-Isl?m Ibn Taymiyyah said:

"And as for the minor hypocrisy (nif?q), then it is hypocrisy in actions and what is related. For example, the person lies if he speaks, or breaks his promise if he makes it, or is treacherous if he is trusted with something, or is foul-mouthed if he is at odds with someone… and included in this is avoiding Jih?d, for it is from the characteristics of the hypocrites (Mun?fiq?n). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever dies without having fought (in the Path of All?h), or did not have the intention to fight, then he dies upon a branch of hypocrisy." And All?h revealed S?rat Bar?'ah (At-Tawbah) that is also known as 'The Exposer' (Al-F?dihah), because it exposed the hypocrites… So, All?h clarified in this chapter the situation of the hypocrites and described them in it with cowardliness and abandonment of Jih?d, and He described them as being stingy to spend in the Path of All?h and coveting their wealth, and these are two dangerous diseases: cowardliness and stinginess… All?h said:

إنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَرْتَابُوا وَجَاهَدُوا بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الصَّادِقُونَ

{"…Verily, the believers are those who have believed in All?h and His Messenger and do not doubt after that, and struggled with their wealth and lives in the Path of All?h. Those! They are they truthful."} [Al-Hujur?t; 49:15]

So, he has limited the believers to those who believe and make Jih?d. And All?h said:

لَا يَسْتَأْذِنُكَ الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ أَنْ يُجَاهِدُوا بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِالْمُتَّقِين* إنَّمَا يَسْتَأْذِنُكَ الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَارْتَابَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ فَهُمْ فِي رَيْبِهِمْ يَتَرَدَّدُونَ َ

{"Those who believe in All?h and the Last Day would never ask you to be exempted from fighting with their wealth and their lives in the Path of All?h, and All?h is the All-Knower of those who are pious. It is only those who do not believe in All?h and the Last Day and whose hearts are in doubt that ask for you to exempt them, so in their doubts they waver."} [At-Tawbah; 9:44-45]

So, All?h is informing us that the believer would never ask the Messenger to exempt him from the Jih?d, but the ones who ask him for this are those who do not believe. So, how would it be for the one who abandons it (Jih?d) without asking the Prophet's permission?" [Majm?' al-Fat?w?; 28/436]

So, be warned and be warned, my Muslim brother, from being like the hypocrites or dying upon a branch of hypocrisy. And as for the one who criticizes the Muj?hid?n and those who leave for Jih?d in various ways – one time saying he is too impatient, another time blaming him for not seeking advice – then we say to him:

O you who have discouraged our youth from Jih?d * Hold back your slander and rejection.

Is the one blameworthy who desires the Gardens and their essence * And is constantly traveling the path of the Companions?

Is the one blameworthy who has abandoned this life and its emptiness * And with heated determination went and marched forth?

Is the one blameworthy who submitted his life for All?h * Seeking with it the Firdaws – the best of destinations?

So relieve the Jih?d and its people from your admonishment * Be warned of the description of hypocrisy, be warned...

Whoever does not fight or intend to fight * And dies, dies a terrible death…

Verily, Jih?d is the way to our honor * And by leaving it we are humiliated and live a lowly life.

[From the upcoming At-Tiby?n Publication, '39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jih?d']

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