Praise be to Allah who has ordained "Al-Jihad" (Fighting for Allah's Cause)

(1) With the heart (intentions or feelings),

(2) With the hand (weapons etc.)

(3) With the tongue (speeches etc., in the cause of Allah) and has rewarded the one who performs it with the high rooms in the gardens (of paradise).

I testify that there is none who has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone and He has no partners (with Him). I (also) testify that Muhammad is His slave and His apostle, the one sent (by Allah as a mercy for the worlds (mankind and jinns), the one commanded by Allah to fight against the pagans (and all those who ascribe partners with Allah). He fought for Allah's cause with all his power and ability — may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, upon his family and upon his companions who believed in him and honoured him, helped him and followed the light (the Qur'an) and his tradition which was revealed to him . . . those who emigrated and fought in the cause of Allah with their properties and their lives, they were the supreme conquerors and the masters.

It is well known how the Apostle was fighting against the pagans (and all those who ascribe partners with Allah since Allah the Most Respectful, the All Majestic sent him and honoured him with the Apostleship . . . till Allah caused him to die and selected for him what was with him (paradise and all that is good).

The Prophet used to visit the people in their gatherings during season days and other days (too). He used to come in their market places, recite the Qur'an, invite them to Allah, the Most Respectful, the All-Majestic and say: "Who will give me a safe shelter, and who will support me till I convey the Message of my Lord (Allah) then he will have paradise." But he would not find anyone to support him or to give him a safe shelter.

He (Prophet Muhammad — ) carried on inviting people to Allah (Islamic Religion) and persisted in (this) invitation for 13 years in spite of the harm and injuries (which he suffered), and he used to forgive the ignorant . . . in order that Allah's proof be established against them (disbelievers) and that His promise be fulfilled to them (disbelievers) which He assured them with His statement "And We never punish until We have sent an Apostle" (to give warning) (17:15)

And the people continued in their transgression, they did not take guidance from the manifest proof. The Quraish (people) oppressed and harmed all those who followed him (Muhammad — ) from his tribe, put them to trials and afflictions in order to screen them from their religion (Islam), even to the extent that they exiled them from their homeland, some of them fled to Ethiopia, some went to Al-Medina (Al-Munawwra) and some remained patient (at Mecca) in spite of the harm