Hadith on Jihad: Best jihad for women is Hajj pilgrimage

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, shall we not attend the expeditions and fight in jihad alongside you?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No, rather the best and most beautiful jihad for you is the Hajj, a righteous pilgrimage.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Women must perform a jihad in which there is no fighting: the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1762

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أُمِّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَلَا نَغْزُو وَنُجَاهِدُ مَعَكُمْ فَقَالَ لَكِنَّ أَحْسَنَ الْجِهَادِ وَأَجْمَلَهُ الْحَجُّ حَجٌّ مَبْرُورٌ

وفي رواية ابن ماجة قال عَلَيْهِنَّ جِهَادٌ لَا قِتَالَ فِيهِ الْحَجُّ وَالْعُمْرَةُ

1762 صحيح البخاري كتاب جزاء الصيد باب حج النساء