Hadith on Jihad: Do not wish for war, ask Allah for safety

Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa reported: On the days the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, faced the enemy in battle, he waited until the sun had set, then he stood in front of the people. The Prophet said, “O people, do not desire to meet the enemy, but rather ask Allah for safety. If you meet your enemy in battle, be patient and know that Paradise is under the shade of swords.” Then, the Prophet said, “O Allah, the Revealer of the Book, the Mover of the clouds, the Defeater of the confederates! Defeat the unbelievers and grant us victory.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2861, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1742

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عن عبد الله بن أبي أوفى إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي بَعْضِ أَيَّامِهِ الَّتِي لَقِيَ فِيهَا الْعَدُوَّ انْتَظَرَ حَتَّى مَالَتْ الشَّمْسُ ثُمَّ قَامَ فِي النَّاسِ فَقَالَ أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ لَا تَمَنَّوْا لِقَاءَ الْعَدُوِّ وَسَلُوا اللَّهَ الْعَافِيَةَ فَإِذَا لَقِيتُمُوهُمْ فَاصْبِرُوا وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ الْجَنَّةَ تَحْتَ ظِلَالِ السُّيُوفِ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللَّهُمَّ مُنْزِلَ الْكِتَابِ وَمُجْرِيَ السَّحَابِ وَهَازِمَ الْأَحْزَابِ اهْزِمْهُمْ وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ

2861 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجهاد والسير باب لا تمنوا لقاء العدو

1742 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجهاد والسير باب كراهة تمني لقاء العدو والأمر بالصبر عند اللقاء