69 million page views

We must not allow them to repeat the story they have told and written with our forefathers blood!!!

Reader comment on item: Fighting Militant Islam, Without Bias

Submitted by Jame (United States), Jan 31, 2006 at 14:16

The commandment to wage a holy war against infidels( Non Muslims!) comes not from some radical Islamic cleric. It comes, in fact, from the Islamic scripture! And while there are radical Muslim sects, one of which thinks that Jihad should be the sixth Pillar of Islam, the practice of Jihad is mainstream. For even more evidence, let's refer to the Hadith. The Hadith are the quotes and actions of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. They are often used in conjunction with the Qur'an to clarify scripture. As you can see, Muhammad favored Holy War as well:

"The Prophet said, "The person who participates in (Holy battles) in Allah's cause and nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and His Apostles, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr). Had I not found it difficult for my followers, then I would not remain behind any sariya going for Jihad and I would have loved to be martyred in Allah's cause and then made alive, and then martyred and then made alive, and then again martyred in His cause." Volume 1, Book 2, Number 35, Narrated Abu Huraira.
"Allah's Apostle said, "A pious slave gets a double reward." Abu Huraira added: By Him in Whose Hands my soul is but for Jihad (i.e. holy battles), Hajj, and my duty to serve my mother, I would have loved to die as a slave. Volume 3, Book 46, Number 724: Narrated Abu Huraira.
"Allah's Apostle said, "Allah guarantees (the person who carries out Jihad in His Cause and nothing compelled him to go out but Jihad in His Cause and the belief in His Word) that He will either admit him into Paradise (Martyrdom) or return him with reward or booty he has earned to his residence from where he went out." Volume 9, Book 93, Number 555: Narrated Abu Huraira.

Why is it important to know this? Because every non-Muslim must realize that according to Islam, you are an infidel. And to a faithful Muslim who believes the Qur'an and faithfully executes his religious duties, you are an ENEMY.

It's also important to know this, because fundamental Islamic Nations make war and fund terror based on the belief in Jihad. Many of these nations outlaw not only Christian evangelizing, but also the very practice of Christianity. People have been imprisoned and even sentenced to death for being openly Christian. These people are Christian martyrs, who contended for their faith and the cost of their own earthly lives. What great rewards God must have for them in Heaven!

Lets fight a good fight!

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)