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154 Jihad Verses in the Koran Full-text of Verses

Sacrificer           M. H. Shakir
Sacrifice code       wfor0267
Sacrifice date       4 May 2004


154 Jihad Verses in the Koran -

V. Full-text of Verses (With Bolding)

Translation used: M. H. Shakir, published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.,
1983, unless otherwise indicated.

The Koran's 154 Jihad Verses

K 2:178-179
Set 1, Count 1+2 [2.178] O you who believe! retaliation is prescribed for you
in the matter of the slain, the free for the free, and the slave for the
slave, and the female for the female, but if any remission is made to any one by
his (aggrieved) brother, then prosecution (for the bloodwit) should be made
according to usage, and payment should be made to him in a good manner; this is
an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy; so whoever exceeds the limit after
this he shall have a painful chastisement. [2.179] And there is life for you in
(the law of) retaliation, O men of understanding, that you may guard

K 2:190-191
Set 2, Count 3+4 [2.190] 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. [2.191] And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them
out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter,
and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in
it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the

K 2:193-194
Set 3, Count 5+6 [2.193] And fight with them until there is no persecution,
and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be
no hostility except against the oppressors. [2.194] The Sacred month for the
sacred month and all sacred things are (under the law of) retaliation; 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).

K 2:216-218
Set 4, Count 7-9 [2.216] Fighting is enjoined on you, and it is an object of
dislike to you; and it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for
you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah
knows, while you do not know. [2.217] They ask you concerning the sacred month
about fighting in it. Say: Fighting in it is a grave matter, and hindering (men)
from Allah's way and denying Him, and (hindering men from) the Sacred Mosque
and turning its people out of it, are still graver with Allah, and persecution
is graver than slaughter; and they will not cease fighting with you until
they turn you back from your religion, if they can; and whoever of you turns back
from his religion, then he dies while an unbeliever-these it is whose works
shall go for nothing in this world and the hereafter, and they are the inmates
of the fire; therein they shall abide. [2.218] Surely those who believed and
those who fled (their home) and strove hard in the way of Allah these hope for
the mercy of Allah and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

K 2:244
Set 5, Count 10 And fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is
Hearing, Knowing.
K 3:121-126

Set 6, Count 11-16 [3.121] And when you did go forth early in the morning
from your family to lodge the believers in encampments for war and Allah is
Hearing, Knowing. [3.122] When two parties from among you had determined that they
should show cowardice [about Jihad], and Allah was the guardian of them both,
and in Allah should the believers trust. [3.123] And Allah did certainly
assist you at [the Battle of] Badr when you were weak; be careful of (your duty to)
Allah then, that you may give thanks. [3.124] When you said to the believers:
Does it not suffice you that your Lord should assist you with three thousand
of the angels sent down? [3.125] Yea! if you remain patient and are on your
guard, and they come upon you in a headlong manner, your Lord will assist you
with five thousand of the havoc-making angels. [3.126] And Allah did not make it
but as good news for you, and that your hearts might be at ease thereby, and
victory is only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.

K 3:140-143
Set 7, Count 17-20 [3.140] If a wound has afflicted you (at [the Battle of]
Uhud), a wound like it has also afflicted the (unbelieving) people; and We
bring these days to men by turns, and that Allah may know those who believe and
take witnesses from among you; and Allah does not love the unjust. [3.141] And
that He [Allah] may purge those who believe and deprive the unbelievers of
blessings.[3.142] Yusuf Ali: Did ye think that ye would enter Heaven without God
testing those of you who fought hard (in His Cause) and remained steadfast?
[3.143] Pickthall: And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the
field). Now ye have seen it [death] with your eyes!

K 3:146
Set 8, Count 21 Yusuf Ali: How many of the prophets fought (in Allah's way)
[Jihad], and with them (fought) large bands of godly men? But they never lost
heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way [lost a battle], nor did they
weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast
[in Jihad].

K 3:152-157
Set 9, Count 22-27 [3.152] And certainly Allah made good to you His promise
when you slew them by His [Allah's] permission [during a Jihad battle], until
when you became weak-hearted and disputed about the affair and disobeyed after
He [Allah] had shown you that which you loved; of you were some who desired
this world and of you were some who desired the hereafter; then He [Allah]
turned you away from them that He might try you; and He has certainly pardoned you, and Allah is Gracious to the believers. [3.153] Pickthall: When ye climbed
(the hill) and paid no heed to anyone, while the messenger, in your rear, was
calling you (to fight). Therefore He rewarded you grief for (his) grief, that
(He might teach) you not to sorrow either for that which ye missed [war spoils]
or for that which befell you. Allah is informed of what ye do. [3.154] Then
after sorrow He sent down security upon you, a calm coming upon a party of you,
and (there was) another party whom their own souls had rendered anxious; they
entertained about Allah thoughts of ignorance quite unjustly, saying: We have
no hand in the affair. Say: Surely the affair is wholly (in the hands) of
Allah. They conceal within their souls what they would not reveal to you. They
say: Had we any hand in the affair, we would not have been slain here [in a Jihad
battle]. Say: Had you remained in your houses, those for whom slaughter was
ordained [in a Jihad battle] would certainly have gone forth to the places
where they would be slain, and that Allah might test what was in your breasts and
that He might purge what was in your hearts; and Allah knows what is in the
breasts. [3.155] (As for) those of you who turned back on the day when the two
armies met, only the Satan sought to cause them to make a slip on account of
some deeds they had done, and certainly Allah has pardoned them; surely Allah is
Forgiving, Forbearing. [3.156] O you who believe! be not like those who
disbelieve and say of their brethren when they travel in the earth or engage in
fighting: Had they been with us, they would not have died and they would not have
been slain; so Allah makes this to be an intense regret in their hearts; and
Allah gives life and causes death and Allah sees what you do. [3.157] And if
you are slain in the way of Allah or you die, certainly forgiveness from Allah
and mercy is better than what they amass [what those who stay home from Jihad
receive-no booty and no perks in heaven].

K 3:165-167
Set 10, Count 28-30 [3.165] What! when a misfortune befell you, and you
[Muslims] had certainly afflicted (the unbelievers) with twice as much [with
Jihad], you began to say: Whence is this? Say: It is from yourselves; surely Allah
has power over all things. [3.166] And what befell you on the day when the two
armies met ([the Battle of] Uhud) was with Allah's knowledge, and that He
might know the believers. [3.167] And that He might know the hypocrites; and it
was said to them: Come, fight in Allah's way, or defend yourselves. They said:
If we knew fighting, we would certainly have followed you. They were on that
day much nearer to unbelief than to belief. They say with their mouths what is
not in their hearts, and Allah best knows what they conceal.

K 3:169
Set 11, Count 31 And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead;
nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord [meaning
they are enjoying their 72 virgins in heaven];

K 3:172-173
Set 12, Count 32+33 [3.172] (As for) those who responded (at [the Battle of]
Uhud) to the call of Allah and the Apostle after a wound had befallen them,
those among them who do good (to others) and guard (against evil) shall have a
great reward. [3.173] Those to whom the people said: Surely men have gathered
against you [in battle], therefore fear them, but this increased their faith,
and they said: Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.

K 3:195
Set 13, Count 34 So their Lord accepted their prayer: That I will not waste
the work of a worker among you, whether male or female, the one of you being
from the other; they, therefore, who fled and were turned out of their homes and
persecuted in My way and who fought and were slain, I will most certainly
cover their evil deeds, and I will most certainly make them enter gardens beneath
which rivers flow; a reward from Allah, and with Allah is yet better reward.

K 4:071-072
Set 14, Count 35+36 [4.71] O you who believe! take your precaution, then go
forth in detachments or go forth in a body [to war]. [4.72] And surely among
you is he who would certainly hang back [from Jihad]! If then a misfortune
befalls you he says: Surely Allah conferred a benefit on me that I was not present
with them [in Jihad].

K 4:074-077
Set 15, Count 37-40 [4.74] Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who
sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of
Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward.
[4.75] And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah
and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who
say: Our Lord! cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are
oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper. [4.76]
Those who believe fight in the way of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in
the way of the Satan. Fight therefore against the friends of the Satan; surely
the strategy of the Satan is weak. [4.77] Have you not seen those to whom it
was said: Withhold your hands, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; but
when fighting is prescribed for them, lo! a party of them fear men as they ought
to have feared Allah, or (even) with a greater fear, and say: Our Lord! why
hast Thou ordained fighting for us? Wherefore didst Thou not grant us a delay to
a near end? Say: The provision of this world is short, and the hereafter is
better for him who guards (against evil); and you shall not be wronged the husk
of a date stone.

K 4:084
Set 16, Count 41 Fight then in Allah's way; this is not imposed on you except
in relation to yourself, and rouse the believers to ardor maybe Allah will
restrain the fighting of those who disbelieve and Allah is strongest in prowess
and strongest to give an exemplary punishment.

K 4:089-091
Set 17, Count 42-44 [4.89] They desire that you should disbelieve as they
have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among
them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn
back [to their homes], then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and
take not from among them a friend or a helper. [4.90] Except those who reach
a people between whom and you there is an alliance, or who come to you, their
hearts shrinking from fighting you or fighting their own people; and if Allah
had pleased, He would have given them power over you, so that they should have
certainly fought you; therefore if they withdraw from you and do not fight
you and offer you peace, then Allah has not given you a way against them [Allah
supposedly does not allow Muslims to fight people friendly to Muslims]. [4.91]
You will find others who desire that they should be safe from you and secure
from their own people; as often as they are sent back to the mischief they get
thrown into it headlong; therefore if they do not withdraw from you, and (do
not) offer you peace and restrain their hands, then seize them and kill them
wherever you find them; and against these We have given you a clear authority.

K 4:094-095
Set 18, Count 45+46 [4.94] O you who believe! when you go to war in Allah's
way, make investigation, and do not say to any one who offers you peace: You
are not a believer. Do you seek goods of this world's life! [Meaning that Muslim
ought not say someone is a non-Muslim just to plunder him.] But with Allah
there are abundant gains; you too were such before, then Allah conferred a
benefit on you; therefore make investigation; surely Allah is aware of what you do.
[4.95] The holders back from among the believers, not having any injury, and
those who strive hard [Jihad] in Allah's way with their property and their
persons are not equal; Allah has made the strivers with their property and their
persons to excel the holders back a (high) degree, and to each (class) Allah
has promised good; and Allah shall grant to the strivers [i.e., Jihadist] above
the holders back a mighty reward:

K 4:100
Set 19, Count 47 And whoever flies in Allah's way [forsakes his home to fight
in Jihad], he will find in the earth many a place of refuge and abundant
resources, and whoever goes forth from his house flying to Allah and His Apostle,
and then death overtakes him [in Jihad], his reward is indeed with Allah and
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

K 4:102
Set 20, Count 48 And when you are among them and keep up the prayer for them,
let a party of them stand up with you, and let them take their arms; then
when they have prostrated themselves let them go to your rear, and let another
party who have not prayed come forward and pray with you, and let them take
their precautions and their arms; (for) those who disbelieve desire that you may
be careless of your arms and your luggage, so that they may then turn upon you
with a sudden united attack, and there is no blame on you, if you are annoyed
with rain or if you are sick, that you lay down your arms, and take your
precautions; surely Allah has prepared a disgraceful chastisement for the

K 4:104
Set 21, Count 49 And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you
suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain, and you hope
from Allah what they do not hope; and Allah is Knowing, Wise.

K 5:033
Set 22, Count 50 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His
apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should
be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on
opposite sides or they should be imprisoned [Pickthall and Yusuf Ali have
"exiled" rather than "imprisoned"]; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this
world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,

K 5:035
Set 23, Count 51 O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and
seek means of nearness to Him and strive hard [at Jihad] in His way that you may
be successful.

K 5:082
Set 24, Count 52 Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity
for those who believe (to be) the Jews [compare " with "whenever Jews kindle
fire for war, Allah [Muslims] puts it out" (K 005:064)] and those who are
polytheists [while they are converted to Islam on pain of death]...

K 8:001
Set 25, Count 53 Pickthall: They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war.
Say: The spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to
Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His
messenger, if ye are (true) believers.

K 8:005
Set 26, Count 54 Even as your Lord caused you to go forth from your house
with the truth, though a party of the believers were surely averse;
K 8:007

Set 27, Count 55 Yusuf Ali: Behold! Allah promised you one of the two (enemy)
parties, that it should be yours: Ye wished that the one unarmed should be
yours, but Allah willed to justify the Truth according to His words and to cut
off the roots of the Unbelievers;

K 8:009
Set 28, Count 56 When you sought aid from your Lord [at the Battle of Badr],
so He answered you: I will assist you [in Jihad] with a thousand of the angels
following one another [see K 008:012].

K 8:012
Set 29, Count 57 When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you,
therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those
who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip
of them.

K 8:015-017
Set 30, Count 58-60 [8.15] O you who believe! when you meet those who
disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them. [8.16] And whoever
shall turn his back to them on that day-unless he turn aside for the sake of
fighting or withdraws to a company-then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah's
wrath, and his abode is hell; and an evil destination shall it be. [8.17] So
you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them, and you did not smite
when you smote (the enemy), but it was Allah Who smote [Allah gets the credit for
Jihad], and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself;
surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing.

K 8:039-048
Set 31, Count 61-70 [8.39] Shakir: And fight with them until there is no more
persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then
surely Allah sees what they do. [8.40] Yusuf Ali: If they [unbelievers] refuse
[to stop fighting], be sure that God is your Protector-the best to protect and
the best to help. [8.41] Shakir: And know that whatever thing [loot] you
gain, a fifth of it is for Allah and for the Apostle and for the near of kin and
the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in Allah and in that
which We revealed to Our servant, on the day of distinction, the day on which
the two parties met [in a Jihad versus anti-Jihad battle]; and Allah has
power over all things. [8.42] When you were on the nearer side (of the valley) and
they were on the farthest side, while the caravan was in a lower place than
you [the Makkan caravan the Muslims robbed]; and if you had mutually made an
appointment, you would certainly have broken away from the appointment, but-in
order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done, that he who
would perish might perish by clear proof [bring success to Muslims engaged in
robbing a caravan near Badr against all the odds], and he who would live might
live by clear proof; and most surely Allah is Hearing, Knowing; [8.43] When
Allah showed them [the Makkans] to you in your dream as few [fighters]; and if
He had shown them [the Makkans] to you as many [fighters] you would certainly
have become weak-hearted [i.e., hearts. See the similar discussion in K 002:249
about how a smaller army can defeat a larger army] and you would have
disputed about the matter, but Allah saved (you); surely He is the Knower of what is
in the breasts. [8.44] And when He showed them to you, when you met, as few
[fighters] in your eyes and He made you to appear little [few fighters] in their
eyes, in order that Allah might bring about a matter which was to be done [a
Jihad versus anti-Jihad battle brought on by overconfidence in each side], and
to Allah are all affairs returned. [8.45] O you who believe! when you meet a
party [in battle], then be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may be
successful. [8.46] And obey Allah and His Apostle and do not quarrel for then you
will be weak in hearts [demoralized] and your power [to execute Jihad] will
depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient. [8.47] And be not like
those [Makkans] who came forth from their homes [in an anti-Jihad War on
Islamic terrorism] in great exultation and to be seen of men, and (who) turn away
from the way of Allah, and Allah comprehends what they do. [8.48] And when the
Satan made their works fair seeming to them, and [Satan] said [to the
Makkans]: No one can overcome you this day, and surely I [Satan] am your protector:
but when the two parties [Muslims versus Makkans] came in sight of each other
he [Satan] turned upon his heels, and [Satan] said: Surely I am clear of you
[the Makkans], surely I see what you do not see [Allah's angels], surely I fear
Allah; and Allah is severe in requiting (evil).

K 8:057-060
Set 32, Count 71-74 Pickthall: [8.57] If thou come on them in the war, deal
with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they
may remember. [8.58] Khalifa: When you are betrayed by a group of people, you
shall mobilize against them in the same manner. GOD does not love the betrayers.
[8.59] Shakir: And let not those who disbelieve think that they shall come in
first; surely they will not escape. [8.60] 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) Allah
knows them; and whatever thing you will spend in Allah's way [for Jihad], it
will be paid back to you fully and you shall not be dealt with unjustly.

K 8:065-075
Set 33, Count 75-85 [8.65] O Prophet! urge the believers to war; if there are
twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are
a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve,
because they are a people who do not understand [in other words, "do not understand totalitarian ideologies like Islam"]. [8.66] For the present Allah has made light your burden, and He knows that there is weakness in you; so if there are
a hundred patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there
are a thousand they shall overcome two thousand by Allah's permission, and Allah
is with the patient. [8.67] It is not fit for a prophet that he should take
captives unless he has fought and triumphed in the land; you desire the frail
goods [i.e., ransom money] of this world, while Allah desires (for you) the
hereafter; and Allah is Mighty, Wise. [8.68] Had it not been for a previous
ordainment [i.e., the revelation of K 008:067] from God, a severe penalty would
have reached you for the (ransom) that you took [or better, "would have taken"].
[8.69] Eat then of the lawful and good (things) which you have acquired in war
[war spoils], and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is
Forgiving, Merciful. [8.70] O Prophet! say to those of the captives [non-Muslims] who are in your hands: If Allah knows anything good in your hearts, He will give
to you better than that which has been taken away from you [in Jihad] and will
forgive you, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. [8.71] Yusuf Ali: But if they
have treacherous designs against thee, (O Apostle!) , they have already been
in treason against God, and so hath [has] He [Allah] given (thee) power over
them. And God so He Who hath (full) knowledge and wisdom. [8.72] Yusuf Ali:
Those who believed, and adopted exile, and fought for the Faith, with their
property and their persons, in the cause of God, as well as those who gave (them)
asylum and aid, - these are (all) friends and protectors, one of another. As to
those who believed but came not into exile, ye [you] owe no duty of protection
to them until they come into exile; but if they seek your aid in religion, it
is your duty to help them, except against a people with whom ye have a treaty
of mutual alliance. And (remember) God seeth [sees] all that ye do. [8.73]
Yusuf Ali: The Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this,
(protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great
mischief. [8.74] Yusuf Ali: Those who believe, and adopt exile, and fight for
the Faith, in the cause of God as well as those who give (them) asylum and aid,
- these are (all) in very truth the Believers: for them is the forgiveness of
sins and a provision most generous. [8.75] Yusuf Ali: And those who accept
Faith subsequently, and adopt exile, and fight for the Faith in your company,-
they are of you. But kindred by blood have prior rights against each other in
the Book of God. Verily God is well acquainted with all things.

K 9:005
Set 34, Count 86 So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the
idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and
lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and
pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving,

K 9:012-014
Set 35, Count 87-89 [9.12] And if they break their oaths after their
agreement and (openly) revile your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief-surely
their oaths are nothing-so that they may desist. [9.13] What! will you not
fight a people who broke their oaths and aimed at the expulsion of the Apostle,
and they attacked you first; do you fear them? But Allah is most deserving
that you should fear Him, if you are believers. [9.14] Fight them, Allah will
punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them
and heal the hearts of a believing people.

K 9:016
Set 36, Count 90 What! do you think that you will be left alone while Allah
has not yet known those of you who have struggled hard [Jihad] and have not
taken any one as an adherent besides Allah and His Apostle and the believers; and
Allah is aware of what you do.

K 9:019-020
Set 37, Count 91+92 [9.19] What! do you make (one who undertakes) the giving
of drink to the pilgrims and the guarding of the Sacred Mosque like him who
believes in Allah and the latter day and strives hard in Allah's way [Jihad]?
They are not equal with Allah; and Allah does not guide the unjust people.
[9.20] Those who believed and fled (their homes), and strove hard [Jihad] in
Allah's way with their property and their souls, are much higher in rank with Allah;
and those are they who are the achievers (of their objects).

K 9:024-026
Set 38, Count 93-95 [9.24] Say: If your fathers and your sons and your
brethren and your mates and your kinsfolk and property which you have acquired, and the slackness of trade which you fear and dwellings which you like, are dearer
to you than Allah and His Apostle and striving in His way [Jihad]:, then wait
till Allah brings about His command [to go on Jihad]: and Allah does not
guide the transgressing people. [9.25] Certainly Allah helped you in many
battlefields and on the day of [the Battle of] Hunain, when your great numbers made you vain, but they availed you nothing and the earth became strait to you
notwithstanding its spaciousness, then you turned back retreating. [9.26] Then Allah sent down His tranquility upon His Apostle and upon the believers, and sent
down hosts which you did not see, and chastised those who disbelieved [Muhammad gives credit to angels and Allah for the actions of Jihadists], and that is the reward of the unbelievers.

K 9:029
Set 39, Count 96 Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter
day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor
follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they
pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of

K 9:036
Set 40, Count 97 Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in
Allah's ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of
these four being sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust
to yourselves regarding them, and fight the polytheists all together as they
fight you all together; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against

K 9:038-039
Set 41, Count 98+99 [9.38] O you who believe! What (excuse) have you that
when it is said to you: Go forth in Allah's way [to Jihad], you should incline
heavily to earth; are you contented with this world's life instead of the
hereafter? But the provision of this world's life compared with the hereafter is but
little. [9.38] If you do not go forth [to go on Jihad], He will chastise you
with a painful chastisement and bring in your place a people other than you
[to go on Jihad], and you will do Him no harm; and Allah has power over all

K 9:041
Set 42, Count 100 They do not ask leave of you who believe in Allah and the
latter day (to stay away) from striving hard with their property and their
persons [Jihad], and Allah knows those who guard (against evil).

K 9:044
Set 43, Count 101 They do not ask leave of you who believe in Allah and the
latter day (to stay away) from striving hard [Jihad] with their property and
their persons, and Allah knows those who guard (against evil).

K 9:052
Set 44, Count 102 Say: Do you await for us but one of two most excellent
things? And we await for you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from
Himself or by our hands. So wait; we too will wait with you.

K 9:073
Set 45, Count 103 O Prophet! strive hard [Jihad] against the unbelievers and
the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is
the destination.

K 9:081
Set 46, Count 104 Those who were left behind were glad on account of their
sitting behind Allah's Apostle and they were averse from striving m Allah's way
[Jihad] with their property and their persons, and said: Do not go forth [to
Jihad] in the heat. Say: The fire of hell is much severe in heat. Would that
they understood (it).

K 9:083
Set 47, Count 105 Therefore if Allah brings you back to a party of them and
then they ask your permission to go forth, say: By no means shall you ever go
forth with me and by no means shall you fight an enemy with me [in Jihad];
surely you chose to sit the first time, therefore sit (now) with those who remain

K 9:086
Set 48, Count 106 And whenever a chapter is revealed, saying: Believe in
Allah and strive hard [in Jihad] along with His Apostle, those having ampleness of
means ask permission of you and say: Leave us (behind), that we may be with
those who sit.

K 9:088
Set 49, Count 107 But the Apostle and those who believe with him strive hard
[in Jihad] with their property and their persons; and these it is who shall
have the good things and these it is who shall be successful.

K 9:092
Set 50, Count 108 Yusuf Ali: Nor (is there blame) on those who came to thee
to be provided with mounts [saddles on which to go to war], and when thou said,
"I can find no mounts for you," they turned back, their eyes streaming with
tears of grief that they had no resources wherewith to provide the expenses [to
go on Jihad].

K 9:111
Set 51, Count 109 Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and
their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in
Allah's way, so they slay and are slain; a promise which is binding on Him in the
Taurat and the Injeel and the Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant
than Allah? Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made; and that is the
mighty achievement.

K 9:120
Set 52, Count 110 Yusuf Ali: It was not fitting for the people of Madina and
the Bedouin Arabs of the neighborhood, to refuse to follow Allah's Messenger,
nor to prefer their own lives to his: because nothing could they suffer or do,
but was reckoned to their credit as a deed of righteousness,- whether they
suffered thirst, or fatigue, or hunger, in the cause of Allah [while on a march
to Jihad], or trod paths to raise the ire of the Unbelievers [invade their
territory], or received any injury whatever from an enemy [during a Jihad
battle]: for Allah suffers not the reward to be lost of those who do good;

K 9:122-123
Set 53, Count 111+112 [9.122] Pickthall: And the believers should not all go
out to fight. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they
(who are left behind) may gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may
warn their folk when they return to them, so that they may beware. [9.123] O
you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let
them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against

K 16:110
Set 54, Count 113 Yusuf Ali: But verily thy Lord,- to those who leave their
homes after trials and persecutions,- and who thereafter strive and fight for
the faith and patiently persevere,- Thy Lord, after all this is oft-forgiving,
Most Merciful.

K 22:039
Set 55, Count 114 Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is
made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist

K 22:058
Set 56, Count 115 Sher Ali: And those who leave their homes for the cause of
Allah, and are then slain or die, Allah will, surely, provide for them a
goodly provision. And, surely, Allah is the Best of providers.

K 22:078
Set 57, Count 116 And strive hard [in Jihad] in (the way of) Allah, (such) a
striving a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you a
hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; He named you Muslims before and in this, that the Messenger may be a bearer of witness to you, and you may be bearers of witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and pay the
poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian; how excellent the Guardian
and how excellent the Helper!

K 24:053
Set 58, Count 117 And they swear by Allah with the most energetic of their
oaths that if you command them they would certainly go forth [to Jihad (see K
024:055)]. Say: Swear not; reasonable obedience (is desired); surely Allah is
aware of what you do.

K 24:055
Set 59, Count 118 Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good
that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth [as a reward for
going on Jihad (see K 024:053)] as He made rulers those before them, and that He
will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for
them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in
exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is
ungrateful after this, these it is who are the transgressors.

K 25:052
Set 60, Count 119 Palmer: So obey not the unbelievers and fight strenuously
with them in many a strenuous fight.

K 29:006
Set 61, Count 120 And whoever strives hard [in Jihad], he strives only for
his own soul; most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) the worlds.

K 29:069
Set 62, Count 121 And (as for) those who strive hard [in Jihad] for Us
[Allah], We will most certainly guide them in Our ways; and Allah is most surely
with the doers of good.

K 33:015
Set 63, Count 122 Pickthall: And verily they had already sworn unto Allah
that they would not turn their backs (to the foe) [in Jihad battle]. An oath to
Allah must be answered for.

K 33:018
Set 64, Count 123 Allah knows indeed those among you who hinder others and
those who say to their brethren: Come to us; and they come not to the fight
[Jihad] but a little,

K 33:020
Set 65, Count 124 They think the allies are not gone, and if the allies
should come (again) they would fain [gladly] be in the deserts with the desert
Arabs asking for news about you, and if they were among you they would not fight
save a little [in Jihad].

K 33:023
Set 66, Count 125 Pickthall: Of the believers are men who are true to that
which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in
battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the

K 33:25-27
Set 67, Count 126-128 [33.25] And Allah turned back the unbelievers in their
rage; they did not obtain any advantage, and Allah sufficed the believers in
fighting; and Allah is Strong, Mighty. [33.26] And He drove down those of the
followers of the Book who backed them from their fortresses and He cast awe
into their hearts; some [Jews] you killed and you took captive another part.
[33.27] And He made you heirs to their [Jewish] land and their dwellings and their
property, and (to) a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power
over all things.

K 33:050
Set 68, Count 129 O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives
whom you have given their dowries, and those [captive women] whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and
the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts,
and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal
aunts who fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the
Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry her-specially for you, not for the (rest
of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning their wives
and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to
you; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

K 42:039
Set 69, Count 130 Sale: ...and who, when an injury is done them, avenge

K 47:004
Set 70, Count 131 So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite
the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners, and
afterwards either set them free as a favor or let them ransom (themselves)
until the war terminates. That (shall be so); and if Allah had pleased He would
certainly have exacted what is due from them, but that He may try some of you
by means of others; and (as for) those who are slain in the way of Allah, He
will by no means allow their deeds to perish.

K 47:020
Set 71, Count 132 And those who believe say: Why has not a chapter been
revealed? But when a decisive chapter is revealed, and fighting [allusion to Jihad]
is mentioned therein you see those in whose hearts is a disease look to you
with the look of one fainting because of death. Woe to them then!

K 47:035
Set 72, Count 133 Rodwell: Be not fainthearted then; and invite not the
infidels to peace when ye have the upper hand: for God is with you, and will not
defraud you of the recompense of your works...

K 48:15-17
Set 73, Count 134-136 [48.15] Pickthall: Those [the Bedouin] who were left
behind will say, when you set forth to capture booty: Let us go with you. They
fain would change the verdict of Allah. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): You shall
not go with us. Thus hath Allah said beforehand. Then they will say: You are
envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little. [48.16] Say to
those of the dwellers of the desert [the Bedouin] who were left behind: You shall
soon be invited (to fight) against a people possessing mighty prowess; you
will fight against them until they submit; then if you obey, Allah will grant you
a good reward [booty]; and if you turn back as you turned back before, He
will punish you with a painful punishment. [48.17] Pickthall: There is no blame
for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick
(that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeys Allah and His messenger [by
going on Jihad], He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow;
and whoso turns back [from Jihad], him will He punish with a painful doom.

K 48:022
Set 74, Count 137 And if those who disbelieve fight with you, they would
certainly turn (their) backs, then they would not find any protector or a helper.

K 48:024
Set 75, Count 138 And He [Allah] it is Who held back their hands from you and
your hands from them [in Jihad] in the valley of Mecca after He had given you
victory over them; and Allah is Seeing what you do.

K 49:015
Set 76, Count 139 Sale: Verily the true believers [are] those only who
believe in God and his apostle, and afterwards doubt not; and who employ their
substance and their persons in the defense of God's true religion: These are they
who speak sincerely.

K 59:002
Set 77, Count 140 He it is Who caused those who disbelieved of the followers
of the Book to go forth from their homes at the first banishment you did not
think that they would go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses
would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not
expect, and cast terror into their hearts; they demolished their houses with
their own hands and the hands of the believers [i.e. Muslims demolished Jewish
homes]; therefore take a lesson, O you who have eyes!

K 59:5-8
Set 78, Count 141-144 Pickthall:[59.5] Whatsoever palm-trees you cut-cut down
or left standing on their roots [during a Jihad siege of the Jews at Madina],
it was by Allah's leave, in order that He might confound the evil-livers
[Jews]. [59.6] And that which Allah gave as spoil unto His messenger from them,
you urged not any horse or riding-camel for the sake thereof, but Allah gives
His messenger lordship over whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things. [59.7]
That which Allah gives as [war] spoil unto His messenger from the people of
the townships [Jews], it is for Allah and His messenger and for the near of kin
and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it become not a
commodity between the rich among you. And whatsoever [spoils] the messenger gives you, take it. And whatsoever he forbids, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in reprisal. [59.8] And (it is) for the poor
fugitives who have been driven out from their homes and their belongings, who seek bounty [war spoils] from Allah and help Allah and His messenger. They are the loyal.

K 59:014
Set 79, Count 145 They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified
towns or from behind walls; their fighting between them is severe, you may
think them as one body, and their hearts are disunited; that is because they are
a people who have no sense.

K 60:009
Set 80, Count 146 Allah only forbids you respecting those who made war upon
you on account of (your) religion [i.e., no fraternizing with the enemy], and
drove you forth from your homes and backed up (others) in your expulsion, that
you make friends with them, and whoever makes friends with them, these are the

K 61:004
Set 81, Count 147 Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as
if they were a firm and compact wall.

K 61:011
Set 82, Count 148 You shall believe in Allah and His Apostle, and struggle
hard in Allah's way [Jihad] with your property and your lives; that is better
for you, did you but know!

K 61:013
Set 83, Count 149 And yet another (blessing) that you love: help from Allah
and a victory [in Jihad] near at hand; and give good news to the believers.

K 63:004
Set 84, Count 150 And when you see them, their persons will please you, and
If they speak, you will listen to their speech; (they are) as if they were big
pieces of wood clad with garments; they think every cry to be against them.
They are the enemy, therefore beware of them; may Allah destroy them, whence are they turned back? [This verse speaks of internecine Jihad against Muslims
deemed infidels or "hypocrites."]

K 64:014
Set 85, Count 151 O you who believe! surely from among your wives and your
children there is an enemy to you; therefore beware of them [collaborators with
the enemy, especially if the women were once war spoils]; and if you pardon
and forbear and forgive, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

K 66:009
Set 86, Count 152 O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the
hypocrites, and be hard against them; and their abode is hell; and evil is the

K 73:020
Set 87, Count 153 Surely your Lord knows that you pass in prayer nearly
two-thirds of the night, and (sometimes) half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it,
and (also) a party of those with you; and Allah measures the night and the
day. He knows that you are not able to do it, so He has turned to you
(mercifully), therefore read what is easy of the Quran. He knows that there must be
among you sick, and others who travel in the land seeking of the bounty of Allah,
and others who fight in Allah's way, therefore read as much of it as is easy
(to you), and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and offer to Allah a goodly
gift, and whatever of good you send on beforehand for yourselves, you will
find it with Allah; that is best and greatest in reward; and ask forgiveness of
Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

K 76:008
Set 88, Count 154 And they [Muslims] give food out of love for Him [Allah] to
the poor and the orphan and the captive [of Jihad]...

VI. Footnotes

1 This list was compiled based on the examination of similar lists, the major
ones being: 1) Richardson, Don. Secrets of the Koran. Regal, Venture,
California 2003, Appendix B, p. 254, "The Koran's 109 War Passages," 2) Winn, Craig.

"What did Muhammad have to say about...," www.ProphetOfDoom.net, accessed 3
May 2004, and 3) Bailey, Rev. Richard P. "Jihad: The Teaching of Islam From Its
Primary Sources--The Quran and Hadith,"


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