Likewise Namaz, Fasting, Hajj, Umrah there is another type of Prayer to Allah Almighty and that is Jihad. It is most favorite and liked Prayer by Allah Almighty. Jihad is the most important element of the religion Islam. No Muslim can say himself a true believer unless he has a passion and enthusiasm to perform this sacred duty.
The concept of Jihad:
Many people have a wrong concept of the Jihad. What the people actually think is that Jihad is only to fight in the name of Allah. But in actual it a part, not the whole. It just a type of Jihad. Jihad is actually a testation for a believer. The testation of his believes, love and spirit of Islam.
Importance of Jihad:
Jihad has very much importance in the Islam a person can’t be a true believer unless or until he doesn’t have a spirit to perform such a sacred duty.
As Allah says in Quran as follow,
“A true believer is only those who believe in the Allah and his messenger and no doubt strive with their lives and wealth in the name of Allah.”
Types of Jihad:
There are several types of Jihad as follow:
Jihad with Nafs:
It is the most difficult Jihad. It is a state within a person himself. In this jihad, a person has to jihad with his Nafs. Which is no doubt the most difficult. Jihad with Nafs means to refrain from every kind of committing sins. Neglect the desires of ones and leave them in the name of Allah. This type of Jihad is called as Jihad-bin-Nafs.
Jihad Through wealth:
Jihad through wealth means to do jihad by using the wealth. It is really difficult for a person to give a vast amount of his wealth to someone. Well, Jihad through wealth means to spend your wealth in the name of Allah and for the betterment of others. Help poor and needy.
Jihad through sword:
Jihad through sword means go to the battlefield and fight the enemies of Islam this Jihad has the highest rank in the sight of Allah Almighty.
As Allah says in Quran,
Fight with those who fight you. Fight in the name of Allah, and do not transgress limit, Allah doesn’t love who transgress
This is the most favorite Jihad of Allah.
At the time of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) jihad by was done by many Muslims several times. Even Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) himself took part in the battle and in the battle of Uhud, his two teeth were martyred. It is the great interest of the Muslims to visit the battlefields every Muslim fought like lions, got martyred and Angels helped them. So they do Ziyarah while performing Umrah. Now perform Umrah is much easier because travel agencies now started offering Free Umrah visa for Muslims and enable them to head towards their dream.