Hadith: Obligation of Jihad 4

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

The best Muslim is a jihadist. A saintly man is second best.

M020,4655 Mohammed: “The Muslim who lives the best life is the man who is always prepared to wage holy war in the name of Allah and who is constantly alert for the sound of war or a cry for help and always willing to face certain death. The next most virtuous life for a Muslim is the hermit who abides on a mountain or valley tending his herd, praying regularly, giving zakat [charity tax to be spent on Muslims], and worshiping Allah until he dies. There are no better men than these.”

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