Hadith: fighting for country

Discussion in 'Hadith' started by Juwayni, Nov 30, 2018.

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  1. Juwayni

    Juwayni Veteran

    As Salamu Alaykum,

    Have you read Wael Hallaq's book on this called 'The Impossible State'? If so, what did you think.
  2. sherkhan

    sherkhan Veteran

    Even though the concept of nation-state as ethnic group (such as Arabs, persians, romans etc.) was widely prevalent, the concept of "country" during the Prophetic time was never like the one we have today (i.e. fixed, unchanging physical borders etc.)

    I doubt you will find anything referencing "country".
  3. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    the hadith in bukhari is: #2843

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    whoever supports (equips for battle) a warrior in the path of Allah, has himself taken part in the holy-war.
    whoever supports the family (left behind) of the warrior fighting in the path of Allah, has (as if) taken part in the holy-war.

    whoever claims the translation is 'COUNTRY' may please furnish proof. the word is "in the path of Allah".
    Nur al Anwar and Aqdas like this.
  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

  5. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    We found these two variants but no mention of country.

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  6. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Is there a hadith with this wording:

    The beloved prophet (peace be upon him) said; “Whoever trains to fight for the sake of God to protect his country is rewarded like the one in battle, and whoever stays behind and takes care of the soldier’s family will also be rewarded” (Bukhari).

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