The sacrifice of one’s life and wealth is the most superior expression of submission to Allah; nothing beyond such sacrifice. However, volunteer offering of one’s life and wealth requires an utter submission to Allah. One can acquire such submission through letting Islam regulate one’s life in all of its affairs. Shiekh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslan, a Salafi Egyptian scholar, reiterates a statement in many of his speeches which maintains, “One should hand over his life’s reins to the Islamic religion in order for it to have a complete control over one’s life; it directs one’s life wherever it heads in any direction.” By observing this, the sacrifice of one’s life and wealth will be a very easy and smooth task, or more properly, a beloved pleasure that one presents with a loving heart.
Abdullah Ibrahim Omran al-Misri.