Little soldiers of Allah

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Long time ago, there lived the wife of a Mujahid named Aasiyah. She became a widow after giving birth to three of her sons. In the absence of her husband, she would take good care of her children. She was a very compassionate person. Her sons, Ahmed, Asim, and Aziz always gave their mother lots of respect and treated her with honor. They would attend masjid near their house every day. They were not very rich but they were content with everything they had.

All of the sons of Umm Aasiyah were very skilled. Ahmed was known for his skills in archery. Asim was great at wrestling and Aziz could fight with three swords at once. Since their childhood, their mother and father always made sure they had a strong bond of brotherhood. All three brothers were treated equally. Not one of them was given food until all the three were present. If one was done with homework, he couldn’t go play until the other two were done as well. This was the rule of their home – “No one is treated better than the other and no one should get left behind”. Due to this rule, all three brothers had no choice but to help out one another in everything. They loved their mother and father very much. They wanted to be just like their father, Mus’ab. Mus’ab loved to go on wars for the sake of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. He always believed in truth and justice. He spent many years fighting against oppression and passed away trying to protect his people in his small village.

Ahmed, Asim and Aziz called themselves the “Soldiers of Allah”. They would do everything to protect others no matter how old they were. Ahmed, the oldest of them was 12. Aziz was 10 years and Asim was 9. Each of them mastered great skills at a very tender age because they wanted to end the oppression in their town. They never showed their grief of losing their father. However they felt it in their hearts and did their best to stay strong.

One day, a sudden news reached the three brothers. They were told that the village was going to be under attack the next day. Upon hearing this news, Aasiyah began making lots of Du’a asking to Allah Subhana Wa ta’ala for help. Ahmed, Aziz and Asim had a plan. They knew that their village was surrounded by mountains. They decided to climb the mountains and gathered as many men who knew archer to join them. Next, Aziz gathered other men to hide behind the bushes, so when the enemy came they could attack.   Asim on the other hand sent messages to his other friends all over the village to help them out. All the men gathered in rows ready to make Jihad. Each person was told to make an uproar saying that the village was under the protection of many other villages. If this village was attacked, all the other villages would attack the outsiders and destroy them. When the enemy came, Ahmed’s archery covered them in arrows. Many ran away for their lives. The remaining army was attacked by Asim and Aziz. They and all the villagers fought bravely. The soldiers of Allah had Allah with them and Alhamdulillah they won the battle. They thanked Allah Subhana Wa ta’ala and asked Him for forgiveness.

Narrated Abu Huraira(Radi Allahu Anhu): I heard Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) saying, “The example of a Mujahid in Allah’s Cause – and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause – is like a person who observes Saum (fast) and offers Salat (prayers) continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.” [4:46-O.B] Sahih Al Bukhari