Defending Religion and Society

According to Islamic teachings, people must form a firm and unified rank like a compact wall to defend their principles and rights. In addition to unity, which is the basis for power, glory and success, they must be equipped with the technology of their time to deter enemy attacks.

Allah the Most High said: “And obey Allah and His Apostle and do not quarrel, for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient.”

He also said: “And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.”

He also said: “Whoever then acts aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has inflicted on you and be careful of (your duty to) Allah and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).”

He also said: “And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them, whom you do not know (but) whom Allah knows; and whatever thing you will pay in Allah’s way, it will he paid back to you fully and you will not be dealt with unjustly.”

He also said: “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a firm and compact wall.”

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S) said: “Believers are brethren, their lives are equal to each other and they are as one hand against their enemy.”

Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) the Commander of the Faithful said: “The troops by the leave of Allah are the fortresses of the citizenry, the glory of their rulers, the might of the religion, the means of security, and society cannot survive without them.”

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s.) said: “Surely Allah does abhor a servant when an enemy invades his home and he does not fight him.”