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`Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
said, "
A detachment of soldiers, large or small, who fights in the way of Allah, gets its share of booty and returns
safe and sound, receives in advance two-thirds of its reward (only one-third remaining to its credit will be received
in the Hereafter). And a troop of soldiers, large or small, that returns disappointed and is afflicted by misery, will
receive its full reward (in the Hereafter)
This Hadith means that the Mujahidun who return safe and sound from the battlefield and get their
share of booty are inferior in reward to those who are martyred or wounded in Jihad and do not get any share from
the booty. We have a saying of the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) that "
Many of us passed away and were
martyred in such a situation that they did not get in this world any share from their reward, but there are many others
whose fruits have ripened and they are picking them
َلﺎﻗ ًﻼُﺟَر ﱠنأ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، َﺔَﻣﺎﻣُأ ﻲﺑأ ْﻦﻋو
ِﺔﺣﺎﻴﱢﺴﻟا ﻲﻓ ﻲﻟ نَﺬﺋا ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ
ﻲﺒﻨﻟا َلﺎﻘَﻓ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ
ﱠﻞﺟو ﱠﺰَﻋ ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴﺒﺳ ﻲﻓ ُدﺎﻬِﺠﻟا ﻲﺘﱠﻣُأ َﺔﺣﺎﻴِﺳ ﱠنإ
ﺪﱢﻴﺟ دﺎﻨﺳﺈﺑ دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man sought permission from the Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) to travel in the land. He (PBUH) said to him, "
Travel for my people is Jihad in the Cause of Allah,
glory be to Him
[Abu Dawud].
This Hadith does not mean that touring the world is prohibited in Islam. What this Hadith really
means is that when the situation calls for Jihad then the foremost priority of a Muslim should be Jihad. In such an
event his passion for touring the world should yield to the spirit of Jihad against the infidels and then he must with
his full force fight against the enemy. Tourism for the fun of it is disliked by Islam. However, if the purpose of
touring the world is to witness the Signs of Allah, sad end of heretic communities, realities and secrets of the
universe to gain knowledge of Allah's, creations, then touring is both praiseworthy and desirable, and this reason has
been stressed in the Noble Qur'an at many places.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ِﻦﻋ ، ﺎَﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، صﺎﻌﻟا ﻦﺑ وﺮْﻤَﻋ ﻦﺑ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ْﻦَﻋو
» ٌﺔَﻠْﻔَﻗ
ﺪﻴﺟ دﺎﻨﺳﺈﺑ دواد ﻮﺑأ ُﻩاور
داﺮﻤﻟاو ، ُعﻮُﺟﱡﺮﻟا
ﻩﺎﻨﻌﻣو ، ِﻪِﻏاﺮﻓ ﺪﻌﺑ ِوْﺰﻐﻟا َﻦِﻣ ُعﻮﺟﱡﺮﻟا
ﺜُﻳ ﻪﻧَأ
َﻪِﻏاﺮﻓ ﺪﻌﺑ ِﻪِﻋﻮُﺟُر ﻲﻓ ُبﺎ
ِوْﺰَﻐﻟا َﻦِﻣ
`Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
return from an expedition is an act as meritorious as fighting
[Abu Dawud].
When a Mujahid returns from the battlefield, he gets reward at that also, because there he attends the
duties which are devolved on him by his family. Moreover, after his return, he again starts full preparation for going
to Jihad again, collects arms for this purpose and recuperates his energy. Thus, so far his intention and readiness are
concerned, he is in a state of Jihad even when he is at home and he will be entitled to reward which is due on Jihad.
َلﺎﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر و ﺪﻳﺰﻳ ﻦﺑ ﺐﺋﺎﺴﻟا ﻦﻋو
َكﻮُﺒَﺗ ِةوﺰَﻏ ْﻦَﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا َمِﺪﻗ ﺎﱠﻤﻟ
ِعادَﻮﻟا ِﺔﱢﻴﻨَﺛ ﻰﻠﻋ ِنﺎﻴﺒﱢﺼﻟا ﻊﻣ ُﻪُﺘْﻴﱠﻘَﻠَﺘَﻓ ، ُسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻩﺎﱠﻘَﻠَﺗ
ﻩاوَرَو ، ﻆﻔﻠﻟا اﺬﻬﺑ ٍﺢﻴﺤَﺻ دﺎﻨﺳﺈﺑ دواد ﻮﺑأ ﻩاور
لﺎﻗ ﱡيرﺎﺨﺒﻟا
ِعادَﻮﻟا ِﺔﱠﻴِﻨَﺛ ﻰﻟإ ِنﺎَﻴﺒﱢﺼﻟا َﻊَﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﻰﱠﻘﻠَﺘﻧ ﺎَﻨْﺒَهَذ
As-Sa'ib bin Yazid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
When the Prophet (PBUH) returned from the
battle of Tabuk, people went out from Al-Madinah to meet him and I also met him with other children at Thaniyah-
[Abu Dawud].
There is justification for the reception of those who return from Jihad, but it should be without any
formality and expense. The fashion now in vogue for reception on such occasions is that people are induced to make
illumination, decoration, display fireworks, let off guns and other similar useless things, and national wealth is
rashly spent on them. Such things are forbidden by Islam and also go against the interests of the nation and the
country. Instead of wasting wealth on such useless things, it should be spent on things which are beneficial to the
country and the nation.