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Striving and struggling in the way of God.

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Does Sura 61:4 refer to defense or offense?

Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are a [single] structure joined firmly. Surah 61:4 This ayah refers to 'those who fight', and they are contrasted with ...
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Jihad al nafs: Why did Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) called it the greatest jihad?

Why did Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) called Jihad-al-Nafs the greatest jihad. Is it because its the most difficult struggle?
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Is beheading non Muslim war prisoners allowed in Islam

Is it allowed by an Islamic nation to behead prisoners it captures in a war like how ISIS has captured and beheaded an American, is there any Quranic or hadith justification for this?
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Is struggling from a disease to remain committed on the path of God “greater jihad”?

I am suffering from ADHD and I am also autistic. I can be called intelligent but I struggle a lot on personal and mental level due to these problems. My mind is like a fire cracker, new and sometimes ...
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Can prisoners of War be killed?

The following verse rebukes the prophet pbuh of ransoming the prisoners of war, so does it mean that prisoners of war should be executed "It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of ...
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Hadith of Black flags from Khorasan

Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi and Nu'aym ibn Hammad narrated from Abu Hurayrah [radhiyallahu 'anhu] that he said: "The Messenger of Allah [sallallahu 'alayhi wa-sallam] said: "Black banners will come out ...
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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

I've often heard it said that in Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion, apostasy (without involving seditious acts) is a crime for which there is no earthly punishment. I haven't seen a reference for this though. ...
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Freedom of belief: How do you reconcile these two?

The issue of freedom of belief has been a recurrent topic of debate in Islam. For example, Qur'an 10:99 states: And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them ...
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How can the muslims be “forceful” and “merciful” according to the noble Quran considering the present situation of the world?

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ [الفتح-48] Sahih ...
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how the conflict between these two verse of Quran can be solved?

First verse says: And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from ...
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Is Jihad an obligation for all muslims?

As the question states is Jihad an obligation for all muslims? And if so, are there different forms of Jihad which muslims can perform?
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What is the real meaning and connotation of 'Jihad?'

From my days in a Christian seminary, I was taken to understand that there is a "lesser jihad" (the term most Americans assume is meant) and a "greater jihad" (which is the struggle against one's own ...
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How many wars did the Prophet (SAW) lead?

During the time of the Prophet (SAW) government in Medina, how many wars did he lead? I have heard that the Prophet (SAW) was involved in more than 100 wars. Are these statistics correct? What is ...
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How can I identify and fight the Baqiyah Muslims according to this verse?

this verse of Quran says if two group of Muslims fought each other, Muslims should fight against the Baqiyah group. but problem is usually both group claim the other side is Baqiyah group. according ...