The meaning of the word al-madad varies with respect to the disparity of the intention of its proponent.
Imdād [:] is that one dispatches aid (madad).
With regards to the meaning of the word 'madad ', it has been mentioned in the Lisān al-`Arab':
· 'We have helped the nation,' that is, 'we have aided them with partisans and help.'
· 'The leader supported his army with horses and men and he aided them,' and
· 'He granted them with lots of wealth and he made them wealthy.'
Al-Madad: troops which affiliate with military expeditions [carried out] in the path of Allāh Ta`āla.
Imām Alfayawmī rahimahullāh said:
'I aided him with help: I supported him and strengthened him by it.'
Al-Madad: The Help
Shaykh Yūsuf Khattār Muhammad