I thank you for your reply, which means the wars in Palestine and Kashmir also are legitimate jihaad. However I wish further to know in the Mauritian context how am I required to fulfill the obligation of jihaad or even whether I have a duty to engage myself "militarily" that is. What about jihaad fin naafs, is it dissociated from the military jihaad? Are there conditions attached before enrolment such as being trained for combat etc or having responsibility of a family and old parents to look after? Does the desire and intention to fulfill the command of Allah to carry out jihaad count at all if we do not take part being far away from the zone of conflict and due to the lack of organisation to enrol? Is one person absolved from military engagement if others are taking part in the war and we either support them through duahs and financial assistance to the victims of the war. I read that when Imaam Mahdi will appear there will be a requirement to pledge allegiance to him even if you "have to crawl over ice". I have read that Amir Mu mineen will unify the ummah. The above questions have been troubling me since Osama Ben Laden had requested the muslims to take up arms, however I was confused regarding his modus operandi and terrorism is prohibited in Islam, I had doubts whether he was waging a genuine shariah war. (not observing the protocols of war) It is a fact that we seldom get discourses on them in the masjid except in "theory" i.e on the duty, merits and rewards of Jihaad and consequences of shying away from it, but we are not informed about what is involved and how to put it into practice. I have at the back of my mind the establishment of ALLAH's Khilafah on earth which muslims must work on. I shall be grateful if you could provide a detailed and concise reply regarding the above issues to help understanding. I apologise in advance as this is a sensitive issue and I am only seeking knowledge which is deficient on my part on this matter.

DWQA QuestionsCategory: MiscellaneousI thank you for your reply, which means the wars in Palestine and Kashmir also are legitimate jihaad. However I wish further to know in the Mauritian context how am I required to fulfill the obligation of jihaad or even whether I have a duty to engage myself “militarily” that is. What about jihaad fin naafs, is it dissociated from the military jihaad? Are there conditions attached before enrolment such as being trained for combat etc or having responsibility of a family and old parents to look after? Does the desire and intention to fulfill the command of Allah to carry out jihaad count at all if we do not take part being far away from the zone of conflict and due to the lack of organisation to enrol? Is one person absolved from military engagement if others are taking part in the war and we either support them through duahs and financial assistance to the victims of the war. I read that when Imaam Mahdi will appear there will be a requirement to pledge allegiance to him even if you “have to crawl over ice”. I have read that Amir Mu mineen will unify the ummah. The above questions have been troubling me since Osama Ben Laden had requested the muslims to take up arms, however I was confused regarding his modus operandi and terrorism is prohibited in Islam, I had doubts whether he was waging a genuine shariah war. (not observing the protocols of war) It is a fact that we seldom get discourses on them in the masjid except in “theory” i.e on the duty, merits and rewards of Jihaad and consequences of shying away from it, but we are not informed about what is involved and how to put it into practice. I have at the back of my mind the establishment of ALLAH’s Khilafah on earth which muslims must work on. I shall be grateful if you could provide a detailed and concise reply regarding the above issues to help understanding. I apologise in advance as this is a sensitive issue and I am only seeking knowledge which is deficient on my part on this matter.
JonSnow Staff asked 3 years ago
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JonSnow Staff answered 3 years ago

It is imcumbent upon every muslim to have a desire for jihad in the heart. The prophet Muhammad SAW said if someone does not have this feeling, then he may die as an hypocrites. But overhere in Mauritius and nearby Seychelles, we need the jihad to preserve and uphold the kalimah. This jihad is the most important. Without it, the people`s faith would pale up and may disappear. So come to Ijtima on 11th,12th and 13th April in Goodlands so as to learn more on the going out for da`wah and preserving deen. Numerous ayats of the Qur-aan do hold the concept of going in da`wat out of the country is the main jihad. So get ready to go 40 days in the path of Allah.