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Questions tagged [war]

Questions about wars in Islam's history or present.

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Do these hadiths permit violence

Sahih Muslim 31:5917 and 31:5918 say that the Muslims should fight but here it is not for self defence. "Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and ...
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Is it Permissable for Christians to Fight with Muslim Armies?

Salam alaikum brothers and sisters, I was looking at pictures online a few days ago and I saw an image of a fighter for Hizbollah holding up a photo of the Orthodox Christian depiction of Maryam and ...
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Is it allowed to become a refugee? [closed]

If there is war in my country, can I move to another country to avoid it? I read that running from the battlefield is a sin. Will I be punished for not defending my country? What is the penalty?
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Does Islam consider present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh as part of “Hind”?

With respect to below question: What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? and Hadith: It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There ...
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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind?

What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? How much it is true?
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Explicit context of warfare for “whom your right hand possesses” in the Quran?

I've recently come across the claim by Quranists that what is commonly translated as "whom your right hand possesses" in the Quran (e.g. 33:50) actually refers to oaths and that the Quran itself never ...
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Can Muslims go to war against a secular government for refusing refugees?

Does Islam support Muslims, in a secular country, to go against their government if the government does not allow Muslim refugees (Not for religion reason but for some bureaucratic reasons)?
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Can a weak Muslim country at war with a powerful Muslim country seek help from a powerful non-Muslim country?

Suppose two Muslim countries are at war, one weak country and one powerful country, and the weak one expects to be conquered. Question: Can a weak Muslim country at war with a powerful Muslim country ...
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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

I mean fighting for the ridda wars at least seems obvious. People have refused to pay Zakat and became against the Muslim rulers by for example following the false prophets like Musailimah and Sajjah....
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Were Muslims allowed to buy slaves?

I know Muslims were allowed to keep captives of war, and although this is hypothetical, were they allowed to buy slaves from other people (i.e. non-Muslims whose slaves were from other sources) or was ...
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Was there an Islamically sanctioned reason for Aisha, the prophet's wife, to revolt against the election of Ali ibn Abu Talib for caliph by the Ummah? [duplicate]

Was her motive purely political, or was their an Islamically sanctioned reason? The moderators said this question was a duplicate and referred to a link that had 4 detailed answers. Most of the ...
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Are Muslims technically at war with Christians and Jews?

In Is Islam Luring the Christian Church Into Denying Jesus? Converted Imam Answers, Samuel Smith, we have the following: Dr. Mark Christian, a former prominent Muslim from Egypt whose great uncle ...
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Can I die fighting for my country, even against Muslim attackers?

Can a Muslim man die for his country? If it is attacked by a nation that has both Muslims and non-Muslims in the army, although the non-Muslims are the majority and are the leaders of the country. ...
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What entities can be at war?

I wish to know, who as an entity can be at war with another party according to Islam? A state, an instititution, a family or a person? Also, what reasons and opponents are permitted to declare war or ...
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How do muslims respond to the accusation that Quran incites disunity amongst humanity?

5:51 Sahih International: O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, ...
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

I would like to ask, is Islam really a religion of peace? My question arises because, why in some of your Quranic verses does Allah encourage you to kill specially those who do not believe in Islam? ...
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Do these accounts of military offensives under Abu Bakr align with Muslim historical scholarship?

I must make it absolutely clear that I am not passing judgment, and I am not seeking explanations or justifications. I am not interested in whether the Rashidun military offensives were right or wrong....
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Islam and the enslavement of children: Punishing the sons for the sins of the fathers

This questions is not a duplicate of this one or this one. For those who don't know the story of Banu Qurayza, I can point to the wikipedia article which, while not being my primary source, is ...
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Does Islam allow child soldiers?

Does Islam allow the use of child soldiers? As an example, the use of five year olds in Syria.
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Why such hatred toward Jews? [closed]

I know that this is a sensitive question, especially in the current times we are facing, but I honestly asking and have no intention of arousing anger, only discussion. My question is: Why is there ...
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How should Quran 9:29 be interpreted? “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day…”

Quran 9:29 says: Sahih International: Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not ...
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Confusion in regards the spread of Islam!

I have been doing some research in regards to how Islam was spread, which has left me confused on one point. In summary, some sources suggest that Islam has only been spread in scenarios of self ...
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Is Dabiq town really prophesized in Islamic Escatology for the end time war?

This critical article on ISIS suggests that some Muslims believe that a final Armageddon war will happen in Dabiq, currently conquered by ISIS. So is this really true, and if yes what are the ...
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Is taking hostages permitted in Islam?

Is taking hostages, especially of non-combatants such as Kenji Goto, permitted in Islam? I'm especially interested in the Sunni or Salafi viewpoint.
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Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam

A Non-muslim says that Islam is barbaric, and put this before me: Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam. However, he is willing to engage ...
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Is it allowed for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims?

Is it allowed by Islam for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims to return others taken as prisoners? Do they need to be formally at war?
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Is beheading non Muslim prisoners-of-war allowed in Islam?

Is it allowable for 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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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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What are the differences between Ghazawat and a Saraya?

I have read in a fatwa from Islamweb.com that the Prophet Muhammad conducted expeditions against the Kuffar. Some of these expeditions are called Ghazawat and some are called Saraya. I'd like to ...
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Can Muslims be enslaved by other Muslims?

Islam permits slavery but I haven't been able to find anything regarding keeping slaves who are Muslims. Considering a hypothetical scenario taking place during the early Islamic days where one ...
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How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield?

How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield? How about when one is bleeding? How about when one is on a mission and must complete the mission within a given time frame and don't get ...
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Did Prophet Mohammed Kill Anyone in a battle?

Everyone knows Prophet Mohammed fought in battles. But did the Prophet Mohammed kill anyone with his own hand? Please give proper references, thanks.
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Can Muslims fight in non-Muslim wars?

Can a Muslim fight in a non Muslim war, like the Afghanistan war or something? I do not know if this is permissible or not.
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How does Islamic law or scripture define حرب for the purpose of justifying deceit?

In this thread, a member stated, Lying is forbidden except in three instances, and they are: To please ones wife lying during/in war (وَالْكَذِبُ فِي الْحَرْبِ) and to try to bring ...
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What is the appropriate response of someone outside a Muslim country during a war? [closed]

I have seen this question on the Judaism.StackExchange: What is the appropriate response of someone outside Israel during a war? Jewish people living outside Israel feel responsibility to help the ...
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What is the reasoning behind the previous Islamic wars given a predestined lifespan?

Apparently in Islam, the day you die has already been set by God http://quran.com/6/2 It is He who created you from clay and then decreed a term and a specified time [known] to Him; then [still] ...
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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 Allah,...
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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 ...