“…But know that Allâh is with those who are Al-Muttaqûn”
…Because Jihad is based on Taqwa. The weapon which is carried without Taqwa, turns into a Museeba (affliction).
If the weapon is carried without Taqwa, you will become a gang of highway robbers. You will become a gang that destroys the safety of the people and threatens their wealth, honour and lives.
Therefore it is obligatory to have Taqwa. The one who carries a weapon, has to give the weapon its right and that is Taqwa. He has to be afraid to spill Muslim blood, he has to be afraid to rob even one Dirham from a Muslim by force of arms.
Taqwa is a inseparable part of Jihad. The Suras which call to Taqwa the most are Sura at-Tawba and Sura Maida. These two Suras contain the last revealed verses of the Qur’an.
Taqwa is the first and last order from Allah, The Exalted to the whole mankind.
(Shaykh Abdullah Azzam, May Allah Have Mercy on him)
Translated by Umm Asadullah