Sahih al-Bukhari 25:

Narrated Ibn 'Umar:

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."

What does "except for Islamic laws" mean?

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What this means is that a Muslim may be legally killed as punishment for breaking some laws. A list of these may be found here: Why do Muslims kill other Muslims?

  • Thank you. The other post of yours you gave reference to is also interesting. Jazakallahu Hairun
    – user31217
    Commented Sep 19, 2020 at 9:31

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