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, who say: “Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from your Presence a friend and helper”.
Those who believe (who are âmenû) fight in the Way of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the way of the Tâgût. Fight therefore against the friends of the Shaitan (Satan); surely the plot of Satan is weak.
Have you not seen those to whom it was said: “Hold back your hands (from fighting), and keep up the Prayer and pay alms”; but when fighting is prescribed for them (as an obligation), behold! A party of them fears men as they ought to have feared Allah, or (even) with a greater fear, and say: “Our Lord! Why have you ordained fighting for us? If only You had postponed it for us for a short time”? Say, “the benefit of this world is little and the Hereafter is better for him who has piety (takwâ) and you shall not be wronged even equal to the smallest thread in the long slit of a date-seed.
Wherever you may be, death will reach you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high. Yet if some good befalls them, they say: “This is from Allah” and if an evil befalls them, they say: “This is from you”. Say: “All is from Allah”. But what is wrong with these people that they fail to understand the word?
Whatever of good befalls you is from Allah and whatever evil befalls you is from your own soul (due to doing something on your own that will make you lose degrees) and We have sent you as a Messenger to mankind; and Allah Sufficient as a Witness.