Protecting the geographic borders of Islam is as important as guarding the ideological boundaries. Therefore, Muslims should use all their strength to protect their geographic borders from any possible penetration of outsiders. First and foremost, they should equip the soldiers to the best of their abilities; and then pray for them and ask for Allah`s (SWT) assistance.

Imam Sajjad (PBUH) has remarked the importance of protecting the Muslim`s borders in a supplication of Sahifah Sajjadiah:

“O Allah, bless Muhammad (PBUH&HP) and his household, fortify the frontiers of the Muslims through Your dignity, support their defenders through Your strength, and grant them with gifts through Your wealth!

Increase their number, hone their weapons, guard their territory, and protect their position.

Establish unity amongst them, arrange their affair, send them supplies in a steady manner, and support them through your assistance.

O Allah, distract the idolaters, so they cannot get around the borders of the Muslims … Create division amongst them, so they will not be able to unite against Muslims…

O Allah, cast ease to the warriors from the people of your religion or the strugglers from the followers of your faith who are facing wars against them (the Islam’s enemies).

O Allah, reward the Muslims who attend the household of a warrior protecting the borders, in his absence, with the same reward of the warriors.”

(Selection taken from the book “Mafatih al-Hayat” by Ayatullah Jawadi Amoli with minor changes)

The Roshd Website offers condolences to all Muslims, especially you dear friend, upon the 25th of Muharram, the anniversary of the martyrdom of the master of worshipers and the initiator of the mourning upon the master of martyrs, and the forth leader of Shiites, Imam Ali ibn Hussain al-Sajjad (PBUH).

Footnotes:

1-     Sahifah Sajjadiah, supplication No. 27