Written by Abu Usamah as-Somali (The Canadian Muhajir known from the Vice News interview)
Allah (swt) says in Surah Baqarah 195:
“And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining from spending in Jihad]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the good doers”
He (swt) also says in Surah Baqarah 245: “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants in abundance, and to Him you will be returned”
And our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:
“Whoever spends in the path of Allah, it would be multiplied for them 700 times” [Tirmidhi]
Anas that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fight the mushriks by means of your wealth and your selves and your tongues.” [Abu Dawood, 2186]. Al-San’aani said in Subul al-Salaam, 4/87:
This hadeeth indicates that it is obligatory to fight in jihad with one’s self, which means going out and confronting the kuffaar directly; with one’s wealth, which means spending on what is required for jihad such as weapons etc; and with one’s tongue, by establishing proof against them, calling them to Allaah, and by raising one’s voices when meeting the enemy and shouting at them and everything else that will cause harm
to the enemies.
Al-Shawkaani said in Nayl al-Awtaar (8/29): This indicates that it is obligatory to engage in jihad against the enemy with one’s wealth, one’s hands and one’s tongue. The Qur’aanic command mentions jihad with one’s self and one’s wealth in several places, and the apparent meaning of the command is that it is obligatory.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Ikhtiyaaraat, p. 530: Whoever is unable to take part in jihad physically but is able to take part in jihad by means of his wealth, is obliged to take part in jihad by means of his wealth. So those who are well off must spend for the sake of Allaah.
Based on this: it is obligatory for women to take part in jihad by means of their wealth if they have excess wealth. The same applies to the wealth of minors if there is a need, just as it is also obligatory to pay zakaah on this wealth. But if the enemy attacks, there is no room for differences of opinion, because in that case it is obligatory according to scholarly consensus, to ward off their harm to religious commitment, lives and honour.
Spending for the sake of Allaah is one of the best kinds of charity, for which Allaah has promised a great reward.
He says: “The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allaah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allaah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower”[al-Baqarah 2:261]
Al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allaah” means, in obedience to Him and seeking His pleasure, foremost among which is spending on jihad for His sake. “Is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains” this gives a vivid image of the greatness of the multiple reward, as if a person can see that with his own eyes, so that with strong faith and this vivid image in his mind, a man will be able to spend in the hope of this great reward from Allaah. “Allaah gives manifold increase” meaning, this multiplication of the reward, “to whom He wills”, meaning according to the situation of the giver and his sincerity and honesty, and according to the situation of what is given, whether it is halaal and beneficial and whether it is spent in an appropriate manner. “Allaah gives manifold increase” – more than that, “to whom He wills” – so He gives them reward without reckoning. “And Allaah is All-Sufficient” giving abundantly, so the giver should not imagine that this increase is a kind of exaggeration, because no bounty is too great for Allaah to give, and giving does not decrease what He possesses of bounty. And He is “All-Knower” and knows who deserves that increase and who does not, so He bestows the increase as appropriate because of His complete knowledge and wisdom
For those who are unable to migrate to the Islamic State but have the ability to support the Jihad and the Muhajireen. This is the next best thing you can do aside from striking the enemies In Dar al-Kufr.
The virtues of doing so are countless as mentioned by Prophet Muhammad (saw) in numerous ahadith.
”Whoever prepares a fighter going out in the Path of Allah has, in fact, fought. And whoever takes good care of the family left behind by the fighter in the Path of Allah has, in fact, fought.” [Bukhari]
“Whoever prepared a fighter going out in the Path of Allah will have the same reward as him (the fighter) without the reward of the fighter being decreased at all.” [Ibn Majah]
And this is a great opportunity for a man if he is excused in not marching forth (such as the blind, the lame, etc.), because he has the chance to prepare one who will fight in the Path of Allah and recieve the reward of his fighting. And there is no doubt that this is a mighty gate from the gates of good and righteousness and is the best thing that one’s charity and Zakah can go to. In addition, it falls under the category of being ‘In the Path of Allah’ (Fi Sabilillah).
And it is also an opportunity for the woman that is not able to go out in the Path of Allah, because it is within her ability to prepare the fighters using her wealth, jewelry, and whatever else she can find to have a share of this great reward. Women played a great role in the early days of Islam as well as during various other time periods, and we can not fail to mention here what was done by the sister of the heroic martyred commander Abu Ja’far al Yemeni (may Allah have Mercy upon him), as was mentioned in his biography on the Qoqaz.com website:
She sold all of her gold and prepared him with the wealth that she gained from that.
So where are the likes of such women?
Rather, where are the men?
Likewise, there is an opportunity in this for the one who is unable to give his own wealth, because he can prepare a fighter by collecting money from others in order to give to them.
The Prophet (saw) said: “The one faciliates a good act being performed is like the one who performed it”
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