Q. What is the status of Jihad for Allah’s sake in Islam?.
To members of Islamic Organization for Dawah
By: Mohamed Riswan.
A. Jihad (fighting and struggle in the Cause of Allah) with one’s wealth, and speech; according to one’s ability is obligatory in Islam. Allah says:
“March forth, whether you are light (being healthy, young and wealthy) or heavy (being ill, old and poor), strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the Cause of Allah.” [Noble Qur’an 9:41]
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Fight against the idolaters with your wealth, lives and speech” (according to your ability). [Abu Dawud]