Is Jihad Continuous Until The Last Hour Is Established – Shaykh Al-Fawzaan

Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “The Prophet said, “Jihad is continuous until the Last Hour is established”(*)

Yes, jihad is continuous, if the conditions and basics have been fulfilled then it is continuous.

As for when the conditions and basics have not been fulfilled then it (jihad) is to be awaited for, until power, capability and readiness returns to the Muslims, so then they can fight their enemies.

So for example, if you have a sword or a gun, can you face airplanes, bombs and rockets??

No, because this is [an act of fighting while] being unprepared [for the enemy] which will [therefore] lead to severe harm.

[So] if you do not have that which is ready to face what they [the enemy] have prepared, or the likes of it, then  do not face them.

As for you not having anything to face them, then Allah says, “…and do not throw (yourselves) with your own hands into destruction.”{Baqarah (2): 195}

As for [fighting the enemey while being completely unprepared] this will harm the Muslims more than benefiting them, if indeed there is any benefit in it at all.”


* Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Fahd Al-Husayn says in his commentary and editing of Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan’s treatise on jihad, with regards to this hadeeth, “I did not find this hadeeth with this wording and what Abu Dawood transmitted with the wording “Jihad is continuous form the time Allah sent me until the last part of this ummah fight the Dajjal” has within the chain of transmission Yazeed Ibn Abu Tushbah about whom Ibn Hajar said in At-Taqreeb “unknown.”

For this reason, he stated in Fath Al-Bari (vol.6, p.67) that in its chain of transmission is weakness.

The scholars mention on this subject in their books of creed a similar statement to the wording that is in the hadeeth.

For example Imam At-Tahayywi (rahimahullaah) said “Hajj and jihad are both continuous with the leader of the Muslims, good or evil, until the Hour is established. They are not annulled at all or diminished.”” Sharh Aqeedah Tahawiyyah, 387. See: Muhammad bin Fahd Al-Husayn (ed.)

Ref: – a short extract from their ebook refuting Anwar Al Awlaki

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