Tag: Jihād

Why Jihād Is Not One of the Pillars of Islām

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH) said: “In the ḥadīth of Muʿādh ibn Jabal [raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu], [the Prophet (ﷺ)] said that at the head of this matter is Islām. It is supported by ṣalāh. Jihād [struggling in the way of Allāh] is the apex of the climb. That is, the highest and most lofty position in it [is to struggle in the way of Allāh]. Considering this, jihād is not mentioned as one of [Islam’s] supports or pillars upon which it is built. There are two reasons for this: The first is that jihād is farḍ kifāyah [obligatory on the community as a whole] according to the consensus of the scholars....

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Al-Jamāʿah al-Tabligh’s False Notion of Jihād

Know that supporting the Tablīgiīn is a mistake for it is also supporting all of the falsehood they espouse. As for the [support] they have received from the general populace and from those who ascribe themselves to knowledge, the reason for it is only trickery by the Tablīgiīn such that people think good of them. They confuse and disorient people with their apparent speech and veiled falsehood that going out with them [for forty days] and being on their path is from jihād in the way of Allāh.   The Tablīgiīn are from among the most bankrupt people from this prescribed jihād. They only...

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