Hadith: Obligation of Jihad 2

The Hadith series is based on Bill Warner’s book The Political Traditions of Mohammed – The Hadith for Unbelievers. It is a compilation of all the Hadith (Traditions) related to non-Muslims. The Political Traditions of Mohammed contains both sets of Islamic ethics – one for the Muslim and one for the unbelievers.

Chapter 2 Jihad

OBLIGATION

Jihad is one of the best actions that a Muslim can perform.

B2,26,594 Someone asked Mohammed, “What is the greatest act a Muslim can perform?” He said, “Accept Allah as the only god and that I am His prophet.” Mohammed was then asked, “What is the next best act?” He answered, “To wage holy war in the name of Allah.” Mohammed was then asked, “What is the next highest good?” He replied, “To make the sacred pilgrimage.”

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