Islamic Date06 Shawwal
English Date28 May
Reward of the Mujahid
Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “To go forth in the morning or evening to fight in the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.” [The Book of Leadership: Sahih Muslim]
The Islamic lifestyle cannot be protected without the willingness of people to lay down their lives for it. The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam) himself participated in 27 (by some accounts 29) military expeditions and he dispatched others for 47 additional military expeditions.
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa salam) informed his Companions: “There is something by means of which a person will be raised one hundred levels in Paradise, and the distance between each two levels is like the distance between heaven and earth.” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa salam) was asked: “What is it, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “Jihad in the cause of Allah, Jihad in the cause of Allah.” [The Book of Leadership: Sahih Muslim]