Learning From The Soccer Supporters
Rabi ul Sani 11, 1431 A.H, Sunday March 29, 2010
not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they live,
finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord; They rejoice
in the bounty provided by Allah. And with regard to those left behind,
who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the (Martyrs) glory in
the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they (cause to) grieve.
They glory in the Grace and the bounty from Allah, and in the fact
that Allah suffereth not the reward of the Faithful to be lost (in the
least). Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger,
even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong
have a great reward;- Men said to them: "A great army is
gathering against you": And frightened them: But it (only)
increased their Faith: They said: "For us Allah sufficeth, and
He is the best disposer of affairs." (Ali Imran :
When looking at the soccer supporters, I always remember the supporters of the Mujahideen in the cyber and real world. A very contrasting scenery indeed. When the soccer supporters are getting more enthusiastic when their beloved soccer clubs are in action, while the supporters of the Mujahideen are silent without word and unencumbered (not wanting to have anything to do with it) from the actions carried out by the Mujahideen, but not all supporters of the Mujahideen are running away from the arena in supporting the Mujahideen.
The soccer supporters are willing to die and risk their lives and give a total sacrifice for the sake of the soccer club that they care for, while the supporters of the Mujahideen are only taking a ride on the fame and the name “mujahid” when the situation is safe and not endangering their lives.
There is a verse that should become a reflection for the supporters of the Mujahideen wherever they are, so that they remain persistent in struggling for the thoughts, da'wah and jihad of the Mujahideen in the time of ease and hardship.
"Muhammad is no more than an apostle: many Were the apostle that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude." (Ali Imran : 44)
We all should be
reflecting upon this verse, though the verse only says about
Rasulullah, but we still could do muhasabah (reckoning,
settling the accounts and self-interrogation) on ourselves in this
struggle. Where this verse is asking that if the Rasul passes away
would the Sahabahs return backwards and abandon the
da'wah and jihad. Similarly, this verse could also
represent the state we are in, that when anyone of us get killed in
this struggle of da'wah and jihad, would we become
weak, go backwards and abandon this greatest deed ie. Jihad??
Therefore, taking a lesson from these soccer supporters is very important and necessary, they sell their selves to die defending the soccer clubs that they love, and as for us, we have consciously dealed a contract of transaction with Allah, but we still do not provide any defence for the Mujahideen, who at this time have their names and images smeared by the enemies of Allah, let us open again the verse of the never-regressing transaction.
“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah. then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme. ” (At-Taubah : 111)
This writing is actually meant for the personal self of this writer, who is such cowardly and diminutive, never sacrificing like the Mujahideen who are resolute in the path of da'wah and jihad until death comes by and takes them away. But, this writer still want to present a contribution though insignificant, to the Mujahideen who are on jihad, in writings and thoughts, so that in the akhira later, this writer could get forgiveness from Allah for just sitting down and not conducting da'wah and jihad defending His Dien which today is dishonoured and insulted by the enemies of Allah.
O Allah, forgive this slave of Yours who is unable to do anything, may this little deed is worthy for the struggle in defending Your Dien. Ameen
Translated and submitted by a Mujahid