Wars Never-Ending


110 An-Nasr

In the Name of Allah,

the Compassionate, the Merciful

Jihad in the Koran110:1 When Allah’s Support and victory come,

110:2 And you see people entering Allah’s religion in throngs;

110:3 Then, magnify the Praise of your Lord and seek His Forgiveness. He is indeed All-Forgiving.

War is endemic in Islam, whether it is the never-ending war against unbelievers or believers killing believers in brutal civil wars over leadership and dogma. The Prophet's overwhelming victory over the unbelievers was quickly followed, after his death, by three civil wars under the four so-called Rightly Guided Caliphs (Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali), the last three assassinated by unhappy believers, heralding an tradition of settling leadership issues through violence, befitting a religion where the threat of violence is pervasive.

Both types of wars—the general war against unbelievers and the bloody pitiless conflicts between believers—continue in one form or another to this day, with the second type expected to continue until Judgement Day, even if Islam is successful in ridding the world of all of those who refuse to submit to the Will of Allah before then