Saturday, March 12, 2011

Notes: Requirements of Jihad- Shaikh Faisal

Requirements of Jihad
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

1. MATURITY (15 yrs usually considered age of maturity)

2. SANITY (madman cannot make intention, sanity is required for ALL acts of ibadah)


Those who believe say  "Why is not a Surah (chapter of the Qur'an) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Surah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihad - holy fighting in Allah's Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allah and to obey Him). (47:20)

Murjee: Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allah is the All-Knower of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers (Tawbah 9:47)

4. HEALTH - A sound body.
Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).  Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward; (4:95)

 khawla bint al azwar:  masculinity not a requirement

No blame or sin is there upon the blind, nor is there blame or sin upon the lame, nor is there blame or sin upon the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad ), He will admit him to Gardens beneath which rivers flow (Paradise); and whosoever turns back, He will punish him with a painful torment. (48:17)

MAJOR SINS--> shirk, magic, murder, riba, to steal from orphans, to accuse a pious woman, and run from the battlefield

5. sound leadership (brave, pious, wise, knowledge)
1979 Jihad, Stalwarts,  Musta'sim

6. physical training (at 15 becomes compulsory)
 The Rasool (saw) said to teach your children to swim, ride horses and shoot arrows

7. transportation (need a way to get yourself to the front line)
Rasul (saw) said: 2 eyes are not allowed to be burnt in the hell fire, one that watched the borders of islamic state, the other that cried from fear of Allah
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, while their eyes overflowing with tears of grief that they could not find anything to spend (for Jihâd). (9:92)
Do you consider the providing of drinking water to the pilgrims and the maintenance of Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) as equal to the worth of those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah? They are not equal before Allah. And Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).(5 19)

8. money
9. weapons (modern weapons)

 And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly (8:60)  TERRORIZE, not THREATEN

10. obedience to leadership
O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad ), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (), if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.
 (4 59)

11. ikhlas an-niyyah (purify ur intention)
 Asabiyya: Anyone who fight to make Allah's word the highest is a mujahid fighting fesabilillah (not allowed to fight for asabiyya/ man-made isms/ schisms)

 And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (8 46)

13. SABR (patience, steadfastness)
 And when they advanced to meet Jalut (Goliath) and his forces, they invoked  "Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people."
 (2 250)

14. TAWWAKUL (put trust in Allah)
 Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said  "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." (3 173)

15. NUSRAH - To help/aid the jihaad. (help for the Jihad, ie. medical care, money, food, and water etc...)
--> Al-Muhajiroon (migrants)/ Al-Ansar (the helpers)- those who provided nusrah
Al-Ansar said we will never say wat the Jews said to their nabi, u will go to fight and we will fight alongside with u
And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him (65:2-3)

 America wanted/wants to be superpower, Allah the only superpower
"La Hawla wala Quwwata ill billah"


17. dhikr (reminder of Allah's promise to purify the intentions)
--> Quote all the hadiths/Quranic ayats on Jihad
O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allâh much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful. (8:45)
And remind (by preaching the Qur'an, O Muhammad ) for verily, the reminding profits the believers. (51 33)
  • All the sins are forgiven
  • cross the sirat bridge at speed of lightening
  • shown place in paradise
  • saved from the punishment of the grave
  • soul in the body of green birds which fly around in paradise
  • a crown of honour on Day of Judgement
  • 72 hoors
  • given shifa (intercession for 70 members of family
 --> to purify intentions and keep focused