”When Muslims abandoned Jihad, Allah sent humiliation upon us”

39_1.jpgIn the name of Allah, Most Benevolent, Most Compassionate!


Peace and blessings of Allah be on Prophet Muhammad, His family and all who followed Him until the Day of Judgment.

“O Messenger. rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding”.
(Surat The Spoils Of War, 8:65)


All of us Muslims understand and agree that our Ummah (Nation) encounters serious problems, and the current situation that the world’s Muslims are in needs to be changed. But unfortunately Ummah does not have a unified approach to the solution of the modern-day problems. And this is one of the foremost of our mistakes.

Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran:


“And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.”
(Surat The Family Of Imran, 3:103)


We cannot have any disagreements or differences in opinions, since we all have the Quran and the Sunna. We are not allowed to split up into various groups and be guided by anything else other than the Quran and the Sunna. And the answer to the challenges of the modern world we must search exclusively in the Quran and the Sunna. Especially when the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon Him) unambiguously points out at the source of our troubles as well as at the solution to our problem:


“When you start usurious trade, when you grab a hold of cows’ tails and limit yourselves to farming and abandon Jihad, Allah will sent upon you humiliation, from which you will not be delivered until you return to your Faith.” (Authentic Hadith told by Ahmad).


This Hadith clearly points to the problem and its solution. Paradoxical indeed is that some Muslims are trying to present the problem as the solution. So what is our problem? Doing a business and abandoning Jihad! When Muslims abandoned Jihad, Allah sent humiliation upon us.


Messenger of Allah (peace be upon Him) said that we will not get rid of the humiliation until we return to our Faith. He (peace be upon Him) did not say that our Ummah will be victorious when we will be developing economy and agriculture. The supporters of such viewpoint have no support from the Quran or Sunna.


Where is the problem of the Ummah? Is it in the victory of the world of faithlessness by economic and technological achievements first? No, it is not! Prophet (peace be upon Him) said that our problem is that we abandoned the Jihad. There is only one way out: to return into the bosom of our Faith, to return to carrying out the orders of Allah. And the important duty of Muslims is the Jihad. And abandoning of Jihad means abandoning Islam.


When Umar Ibn Al-Hattab heard that Sahabs started farming on the most fertile land that they conquered in Jordan, while waging the Jihad, he waited until the time of the harvest and ordered to destroy the fields. Some Sahabs came complaining, and he said, “this is the job of the people of the Book, and your job is to fight the Jihad and spread the religion of Allah”.


Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) said: “Rizk (sustenance) is on the tip of my spear”.


Today the majority of the members of Ummah are shunning the Jihad, and this is the reason for such a deplorable state that we are in. Muslims are fleeing from Jihad, thinking that it is a waste of money and life. But irrefutable proofs from the Quran and Sunna show that such reasoning is groundless. We can also see that when Muslims were conducting the Jihad and spreading the religion of Allah, the Ummah was getting richer and stronger. But when the Muslims renounced the Jihad, humiliation from Allah befell the Ummah.


Objective facts are showing that as long as Muslims were fighting the Jihad, the number of killed was significantly less than nowadays, when millions of Muslims are dying all around the world.


One should ponder on the Ayat (verse) from the Quran:


“Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight – are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious”. (Surat Repentance, 9:24)


There is only one solution to all of our troubles, and it was clearly pointed out by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him). All we have to do is follow the only true way. And in conclusion I would like to quote the words of Abdullah Azzam:

“Do not be stingy with your blood, regarding this Deen. If you really are serious and sincere, lay your blood and your souls before the Lord of the Worlds, who granted them to you from the beginning, and then bought them from you”.


“Surely Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” (Surat Repentance, 9:111)

Allah Akbar!

Amina, Russian Muslim


Department of Correspondence,

Kavkaz Center

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