Exalted men

Such are Allah's revelations.  We recite them to you in all truth, for you are one of Our messengers.  Of those messengers We have exalted some above others.  To some Allah spoke directly; others He raised to lofty status.  We gave Jesus son of Mary veritable signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. 


Source of wars

Had Allah pleased, those who succeeded them would not have fought against one another after the veritable signs had been given them.  But they disagreed among themselves; some had faith and others had none.  Yet had Allah pleased they would not have fought against one another.  Allah does what He will.

Al-Baqarah    The Cow 2:252-253

Source of Wars

Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?  You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.  Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?

James 4:1-4   NKJV

Death to the enemies of Allah

Those that make war against Allah and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land.  They shall be held up to shame in this world and sternly punished in the hereafter:  except those that repent before you reduce them.  For you must know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:33-34


Fight for Allah

Believers, have fear of Allah and seek the right path to Him.  Fight valiantly for His cause, so that you may triumph.


As for the unbelievers, if they offered all that the earth contains and as much besides to redeem themselves from the torment of the Day of Resurrection, it shall not be accepted from them.  Woeful punishment awaits them.  They will strive to get out of the Fire, but get out of it they shall not.  Lasting punishment awaits them.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:35-37

Conquering the land of promise

"When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you, and when the LORD your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them.


You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them. Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son.


For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the LORD will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly. But thus you shall deal with them: you shall destroy their altars, and break down their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images, and burn their carved images with fire.

Deuteronomy 7:1-5    NKJV

1,000 angels

When you prayed to your Lord for help, He answered:  "I am sending to your aid a thousand angels in their ranks."

By this good news Allah sought to reassure your hearts, for victory comes only from Allah;  Allah is mighty and wise.


You were overcome by sleep, a token of His protection.

He sent down water from the sky to cleanse you and to purify you of Satan's filth, to strengthen your hearts and to steady your footsteps.


Allah revealed His will to the angels, saying:  "I shall be with you.  Give courage to the believers.  I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels.  Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers!"

An-Anfal      The Spoils 8:9-12

Twelve legions (72,000) of angels

52 But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?"

Matthew 26:52-55   NKJV


Hebrews 1:7    NKJV

7 And of the angels He says:


"Who makes His angels spirits

And His ministers a flame of fire." 


Unbelievers and war

Tell the unbelievers that if they mend their ways their past shall be forgiven; but if they persist in sin, let them reflect upon the fate of bygone nations. 


Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and Allah's religion shall reign supreme.  If they desist, Allah is cognizant of all their actions; but if they pay no heed, know then that Allah will protect you.  He is the noblest Helper and the noblest Protector.

An-Anfal      The Spoils  8:38-40

Save the unbelievers

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

Matthew 28:19-20   NKJV


This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

1 Timothy 1:15-16    NKJV

Holy months and war

When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them.  Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. 


If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way.  Allah is forgiving and merciful.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:5

No mention in the Bible about holy months and war, but only against idolatry.


Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.

Exodus 34:12-17   NKJV


Edomites in the land (Palestinians)

Jeremiah 12:14-17    NKJV

14 Thus says the LORD: "Against all My evil neighbors who touch the inheritance which I have caused My people Israel to inherit--behold, I will pluck them out of their land and pluck out the house of Judah from among them. 15 Then it shall be, after I have plucked them out, that I will return and have compassion on them and bring them back, everyone to his heritage and everyone to his land. 16 And it shall be, if they will learn carefully the ways of My people, to swear by My name, 'As the LORD lives,' as they taught My people to swear by Baal, then they shall be established in the midst of My people. 17 But if they do not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation," says the LORD.


Unbelievers repentance, fall, and war

If an idolater seeks asylum with you, give him protection so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and then convey him to safety.  For idolaters are ignorant men.....

At-Touba    Repentance 9:6


If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, they shall become your brothers in the Faith.  Thus do We make plain Our revelations to men of knowledge.


But if, after coming to terms with you, they break their oaths, and revile your faith, make war on the leaders of unbelief - for no oaths are binding with them - so that they may desist.


Will you not fight against those who have broken the oaths and conspired to banish the Apostle?  They were the first to attack you  Do you fear them? 

Surely Allah is more deserving of your fear, if you are true believers.


Make war on them:  Allah will chastise them at your hands and humble them.  He will grant you victory over them and heal the spirit of the faithful.  He will take away all rancor from their hearts:  Allah shows mercy to whom He pleases.  Allah is all knowing and wise.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:11-15

Fighting for the cause of Allah

Do you pretend that he who gives a drink to the pilgrims and pays a visit to the Sacred Mosque is as worthy as the man who believes in Allah and the Last Day, and fights for Allah's cause?  These are not held equal by Allah.  Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.


Those that have embraced the Faith, and left their homes, and fought for Allah's cause with their wealth and with their persons, are held in higher regard by Allah.  It is they who shall triumph.  Their Lord has promised them mercy from Himself, and His pleasure and gardens of eternal bliss where they shall dwell for ever.  Allah's recompense is great indeed. 


Say, "If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your tribes, the property you have acquired, the merchandise you fear may not be sold, and the homes you love, are dearer to you than Allah, His apostle and the struggle for His cause, then wait until Allah shall fulfill His decree.  Allah does not guide the evil doers.......

At-Touba    Repentance 9:19-24


Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe in neither Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.


The Jews say Ezra is the son of God, while the Christians say the Messiah is the son of God.  Such are their assertions, by which they imitate the infidels of old.  Allah confounded them!  How perverse they are!


They make their clerics and their monks, and of the Messiah, the son of Mary, Lords besides Allah; though they were ordered to serve one God only.  There is no god but Him.  Exalted be He above those they deify besides Him!...........

At-Touba    Repentance 9:29-31


Believers, why is it that when you are told:  “March in the cause of Allah,” you linger slothfully in the land?  Are you content with this life in preference to the life to come?  Few indeed are the blessings of this life, compared with those of the life to come.


If you do not go to war, He will punish you sternly and will replace you by other men.  You will in no way harm Him: for Allah has power over all things......

At-Touba    Repentance 9:38-39


Whether unarmed or well equipped, march on and fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and with your persons.  This will be best for you, if you but knew it.....

At-Touba    Repentance 9:41


Those that believe in Allah and the Last Day will not beg you to exempt them from fighting with their wealth and with their persons.  Allah best knows the righteous.  Only those seek exemption who disbelieve in Allah and the Last Day, and whose hearts are filled with doubt because they doubt, they waver.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:44-45

Iniquity of the Amorites is full

Genesis 15:13-16    NKJV

13 Then He said to Abram: "Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."


Possessing the Land

Joshua 1:1-11    NKJV

1:1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, saying: 2 "Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them--the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."


10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 "Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, 'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.' "


1 Samuel 17:45-47     NKJV

45 Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD's, and He will give you into our hands."


War against unbelievers

Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them.  Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:73

2 Chronicles 20:14-18    NKJV

14 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you."


2 Chronicles 20:24-27    NKJV

24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. 25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much. 26 And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the LORD; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. 27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.


2 Chronicles 32:9-14    NKJV

9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces with him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 "Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: 'In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem? 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, "The LORD our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria"? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, "You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it"? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand?


Reward for those who fight

The Apostle and the men who shared his faith fought with their goods and with their persons.  These shall be rewarded with good things.  These shall surely prosper.  Allah has prepared for them gardens watered by running streams, in which they shall abide for ever.  That is the supreme triumph.

At-Touba    Repentance  9:88-89

Reward for Desert Arabs who fight

Yet there are others among the desert Arabs who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and regard what they give as a means of bringing them closer to Allah and to the Apostle's prayers.  Indeed, closer they shall be brought; Allah will admit them to His mercy.  Allah is forgiving and merciful.


As for those who led the way, the first of the muhajirin and the ansar, and those who nobly followed them, Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him.  He has prepared for them gardens watered by running streams, where they shall dwell for ever.  That is the supreme triumph.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:99-100

True believers

Allah has purchased from the faithful their lives and worldly goods, and in return has promised them the Garden.  They will fight for the cause of Allah, they will slay and be slain.  Such is the true promise which He has made them in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Koran.  And who is more true to his pledge than Allah?  Rejoice then in the bargain you have made.  That is the supreme triumph.


Those that repent and those that serve and praise Him; those that fast and those that kneel and prostrate themselves;  those that enjoin justice, forbid evil, and observe the commandments of Allah shall be richly recompensed.  Proclaim the good tidings to the faithful.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:111-112

Make war on the infidels

It is not right that all the faithful should go to war at once.  A band from each community should stay behind to instruct themselves in religion and to admonish their men when they return, so that they may take heed.


Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you.  Deal firmly with them.  Know that Allah is with the righteous.

At-Touba    Repentance 9:122-123

Judgment day

As for those who after persecution fled their homes and fought and remained constant to the last, your Lord will be forgiving and merciful to them on the day when every soul will come pleading for itself; when every soul will be requited for its deeds.  None shall be wronged.

An-Nahl    The Bee 16:110-111

2 Chronicles 32:14-15    NKJV

14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?' "


2 Chronicles 32:16-19    NKJV

16 Furthermore, his servants spoke against the LORD God and against His servant Hezekiah. 17 He also wrote letters to revile the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, "As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand." 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth--the work of men's hands.


2 Chronicles 32:20-23    NKJV

20 Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. 21 Then the LORD sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there. 22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side. 23 And many brought gifts to the LORD at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.

Fighting for the cause of Allah

As for those that have fled their homes in the cause of Allah and afterwards died or were slain, Allah will surely make a generous provision for them.  Allah is the most munificent Provider.  He will surely admit them with a welcome that will please them.  All knowing is Allah, and gracious.

Al-Hajj       Pilgrimage  22:58-59

Worship ritual

You that are true believers, kneel and prostrate yourselves.  Worship your Lord and do good works, so that you may triumph.


Fight for the cause of Allah with the devotion due to Him.  He has chosen you, and laid on you no burdens in the observance of your faith, the faith of Abraham your father.  In this, as in former scriptures, He has given you the name of Muslims, so that the Apostle may testify against you, and that you yourselves may testify against your fellow men. 


Therefore attend to your prayers, render the alms levy, and hold fast to Allah;  for He is your Guardian.  A gracious guardian and a gracious helper!

Al-Hajj       Pilgrimage  22:75-78

Fight for Allah

Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and deal sternly with them.  Hell shall be their home, evil their fate.

At-Tahrim    Prohibition    66:9


Permission to take up arms is hereby given to those who are attacked, because they have been wronged.  Allah has power to grant them victory:  those who have been unjustly driven from their homes, only because they said:  “Our Lord is Allah.”  Had Allah not defended some men by the might of others, monasteries and churches, synagogues and mosques in which His praise is daily celebrated, would have been utterly destroyed.  But whoever helps Allah shall be helped by Him.  Allah is powerful and mighty:  He will assuredly help those who, once made masters in the land, will attend to their prayers and render the alms levy, enjoin justice and forbid evil.  Allah governs the destiny of all things.

Al-Hajj       Pilgrimage  22:39-41

War against Idolatry

Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.

Exodus 34:12-17   NKJV