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Did the Prophet Muhammad fast voluntarily during times of battle?

Islam has days for voluntary fasting, e.g., Mondays and Thursdays, and Muhammad was known to fast on these days (e.g. Aishah narrated: "The Prophet used to try to fast on Mondays and Thursdays." ...
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What is the authenticity of this hadith about an incident during the battle of Khandaq?

In his al-Bidaya wa-Nihaya ibn Kathir quotes a hadith he says that only al-Bazzar أبو بكر البزار has compiled it: وقال الحافظ أبو بكر البزار : حدثنا محمد بن معمر ، حدثنا مؤمل ، يعني ابن إسماعيل ،...
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Is it forbidden to destroy a mosque during times of battle?

In recent news, ISIS is reported to have destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq. CNN reports: The United States and Iraq said ISIS blew up a historic mosque in Mosul that was the ...
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Performing jumma prayer in the battle field

Is it permissible to offer jummah prayer behind a qualified imam in the battlefield when the regular salat is offered in individualistic approach?
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What were the rules of engagement in Islam in the first centuries after Muhammad?

Did Islam have some rules of engagement in military conflicts, concerning women, children and old men? Were there any rules for not touching them after conquering a city or territory? Did Muhammad ...
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What is the secret behind showing both adversaries as few in the others eyes in the battle of Badr?

The situation is described in the qur'an in surat al-Anfal as follows: And [remember] when He showed them to you, when you met, as few in your eyes, and He made you [appear] as few in their eyes so ...