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remains in Allah's way, it is better for him than performing Salat (prayer) in his house for seventy years. Do you not
wish that Allah should forgive you and admit you to Jannah? Fight in Allah's way, for he who fights in Allah's
Cause as long as the time between two consecutive turns of milking a she-camel, will be surely admitted to Jannah
This Hadith brings out two important points:
First, Jihad is far superior than voluntary Salat. This is perfectly true because the benefit of Salat is restricted to the
one who performs it while the benefits of Jihad reach a vast number of people because it is to safeguard the religion,
raise the flag of Islam high and safeguard the Islamic territories. But it is only possible when there is a general
proclamation for Jihad and there is such a severe fight that it is not permissible for anyone to stay behind; that is to
say, it becomes obligatory. In the ordinary circumstances, when a general proclamation for Jihad is not made, the
voluntary Salat, is the best of all acts of worship. Second, the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) did not do
anything without the permission of the Prophet (PBUH).
َﻞﻴِﻗ َلﺎَﻗ ْﻪْﻨَﻋو
َلﺎَﻗ ؟ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴﺒَﺳ ﻲﻓ َدﺎَﻬِﺠﻟا ُلِﺪْﻌَﻳ ﺎﻣ ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﺎﻳ
، ﻪَﻧﻮُﻌﻴﻄَﺘْﺴَﺗ ﻻ
لﻮﻘﻳ ﻚﻟذ ﻞآ ًﺎﺛﻼﺛ وأ ﻦﻴﺗﺮﻣ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ
، نﻮﻌﻴﻄﺘﺴﺗ ﻻ
لﺎﻗ ﱠﻢُﺛ
ﱠﻠﻟا ﻞﻴﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ﺪهﺎﺠﻤﻟا ﻞَﺜﻣ
ﻞَﺜﻤآ ِﻪ
ُﺮُﺘْﻔَﻳ ﻻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِتﺎﻳﺂﺑ ِﺖِﻧﺎَﻘﻟا ِﻢﺋﺎَﻘﻟا ِﻢﺋﺎﱠﺼﻟا
ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻞﻴﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ُﺪهﺎﺠﻤﻟا َﻊِﺟﺮَﻳ ﻰﺘﺣ ، ٍمﺎﻴﺻ ﻻو ، ٍةﻼﺻ ْﻦِﻣ
ِﻪﻴﻠﻋ .
ٍﻢِﻠﺴﻣ ُﻆﻔﻟ اﺬهو
لﺎَﻗ ﻼﺟر ﱠنأ ، يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ِﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﺎَﻬﺠﻟا ُلِﺪْﻌَﻳ ٍﻞﻤﻋ ﻰﻠَﻋ ﻲﻨﱠﻟُد ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﺎﻳ
؟ َد
لﺎﻗ :
» ُﻩﺪﺟأ ﻻ «
لﺎﻗ ﱠﻢُﺛ
؟ َﺮِﻄﻔُﺗ ﻻو َمﻮُﺼَﺗو ، َﺮُﺘﻔَﺗ ﻻو َمﻮُﻘَﺘﻓ كَﺪِﺠﺴَﻣ َﻞُﺧﺪﺗ نأ ُﺪِهﺎﺠُﻤﻟا َجَﺮَﺧ اذإ ُﻊﻴِﻄَﺘﺴَﺗ ﻞه
؟ ﻚﻟَذ ُﻊﻴِﻄﺘﺴﻳ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked: "What
other good deed could be an equivalent of Jihad in the way of Allah?'' He (PBUH) replied, "
You do not have the
strength to do it
.'' (The narrator said:) The question was repeated twice or thrice, but every time he (PBUH)
answered, "
You do not have the strength to do it
.'' Then he (PBUH) said, "One who goes out for Jihad in the Cause
of Allah is like a person who observes Saum (fasting), stands in Salat (prayer) c
onstantly, recites the Ayat of the
Qur'an and does not exhibit any lassitude in fasting and prayer until the participant of Jihad in the way of Allah
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
'' signifies one who makes recitation of the Ayat of the Noble Qur'an with the fear of Allah
and humility, or is submissive and obedient to the Commands of Allah. The example cited here means that so long a
Mujahid is engaged in Jihad, he is like a person who keeps himself occupied in Salat at night and observes Saum in
the day time. The action of such a person can be equal in reward to the conduct of a Mujahid. Thus, in special
situations Jihad is the most meritorious act. A worshipper cannot attain that reward for his worship which a Mujahid
achieves in Jihad.
َﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮُﺳر ﱠنأ ُﻪْﻨﻋو
لﺎ :
ِنﺎَﻨﻌﺑ ٌﻚِﺴﻤُﻣ ٌﻞُﺟر ﻢُﻬَﻟ سﺎﻨﻟا ِشﺎﻌﻣ ِﺮﻴَﺧ ْﻦِﻣ
َتﻮَﻤﻟا وأ ﻞﺘﻘﻟا ﻲِﻐَﺘْﺒَﻳ ، ِﻪِﻨﺘﻣ ﻰﻠﻋ رﺎَﻃ ﺔَﻋَﺰَﻓ ْوأ ، ًﺔﻌﻴَه ﻊِﻤﺳ ﺎﻤﱠﻠُآ ِﻪِﻨﺘﻣ ﻰﻠﻋ ُﺮﻴِﻄﻳ ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻞﻴﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ِﻪِﺳﺮﻓ
ٍداو ِﻦﻄﺑ وأ ِﻒﻌﱡﺸﻟا ﻩﺬه ﻦِﻣ ٍﺔَﻔﻌَﺷ وأ ٍﺔﻤْﻴَﻨُﻏ ﻲﻓ ٌﻞُﺟَر وأ ، ُﻪﱠﻧﺎَﻈﻣ
ﻲﺗْﺆُﻳو ، َةﻼﱠﺼﻟا ُﻢﻴﻘُﻳ ِﺔﻳِدوﻷا ِﻩِﺬه ﻦﻣ
ٍﺮْﻴَﺧ ﻲﻓ ﱠﻻإ ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻦﻣ َﺲْﻴَﻟ ُﻦﻴِﻘَﻴﻟا ﻪَﻴِﺗْﺄَﻳ ﻰﱠﺘﺣ ُﻪﱠﺑر ُﺪُﺒْﻌﻳو ، َةﺎآﱠﺰﻟا
ٌﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
The best life
is that of the man who holds his horse's rein in Allah's way and flies on its back to the places from whence he hears a
war cry or the clatter of arms, seeking martyrdom or slaughter on the battlefield; or that of a person who goes to stay
on the top of the hill or in a valley, and there he performs Salat (prayer), pays the Zakat and worships his Rubb till
death overtakes him. He has no concern with the affairs of anyone except the doing of good.
This Hadith has already been mentioned. See Commentary on Hadith No. 609. Besides highlighting
the distinction of the Mujahid, this Hadith mentions the excellence of that person who leaves the cities when they
are plagued with mischief and retreats to the valleys or hills and protects his Faith by flock-keeping and devotes
himself to the obedience of Allah, adherence to His Commands and His worship. One of his outstanding qualities is
that he does what is beneficial to the people and he does nothing which causes harm to anyone.
َلﺎﻗ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﱠنأ ، ُﻪْﻨَﻋو
َﻦﻳﺪِهﺎَﺠُﻤﻠﻟ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﺎَهﱠﺪﻋأ ٍﺔﺟرد َﺔَﺋﺎﻣ ِﺔﱠﻨﺠﻟا ﻲﻓ ﱠنإ
ضْرَﻷاو ِءﺎَﻤﱠﺴﻟا َﻦْﻴﺑ ﺎﻤآ ِﻦﻴَﺘَﺟرﱠﺪﻟا ﻦْﻴﺑ ﺎﻣ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ
ﱡيرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ُﻩاور