Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapter: The Chapters on Jihad

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From: Sunan Ibn Majah
Chapter No. 27, The Chapters on Jihad
Hadith No: 2753
Narrated/Authority of Abu Hurairah
that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: "Allah has prepared (reward) for those who go out (to fight) in His cause: 'And do not go out except (to fight) for Jihad in My cause, out of faith in Me and belief in My Messengers, but he has a guarantee from Me that I will admit him to Paradise, or I will return him to his dwelling from which he set out, with the reward that he attained, or the spoils that he acquired.' Then he said: 'By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, were it not that it would be too difficult for the Muslims, I would never have stayed behind from any expedition that went out in the cause of Allah. But I could not find the resources to give them mounts and they could not find the resources to follow me, nor would they be pleased to stay behind if I went. By the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, I wish I could fight in the cause of Allah and be killed, then fight and be killed, then fight and be killed.'"

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