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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

Dear brother in humanity, Did you even take the time to read the previous verse or the complete verse at least? Never mind, the Quran does not encourage Muslims to fight non-belivers, however Islam ...
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Can't understand this hadith about Jihad

As for the part: "You will find a people who claim to have totally given themselves to Allah. Abu Bakr here is referring to monks etc.: people who left the material life with the -pretended- ...
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Does islam allow killing or enslaving civilians in war?

Surprise attacks: If dawah to Islam or Jizyah has reached them in the past then it is allowed to attack them by surprise. It is not necessary to renew the warning before attacking as otherwise they ...
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Source and authentication of "Jihad Will Be Performed Until The Coming of the Hour"

Its meaning is correct and supported in many other ways as well. From the Koran: وَقَاتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّىٰ لَا تَكُونَ فِتْنَةٌ وَيَكُونَ الدِّينُ كُلُّهُ لِلَّـهِ And fight them until there ...
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Are there classical scholars that maintain that war is haram unless in self-defense?

None to the best of my knowledge. I have not come across any classical scholar that labeled jihad at large as haram for any purpose.
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

Islam is not a religion of peace in at least the sense that there are major voices in the schools of law that say Islam commands aggressive war against the Non-Muslims on a regular basis. Some of the ...
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What is stronger in Islam: freedom of belief or a call to exterminate the Pagans and jihad?

Note: I am assuming that by gentile you mean non-Muslim. In the usual sense of the word, the Prophet and the Arabs were not Israelites and hence were gentiles. And Islam is a religion and not an ...
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Are women allowed to fight in battle or take part in Jihad according to the Quran?

When necessary, women are required to fight, for example in wars of self defense. As they are included in those addressed by the verses on this type of war: يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا لقيتم الذين كفروا ...
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Is armed Jihad obligatory or recommended?

A bit more general on Jihad In this part I will mostly post references from this fatwa on islamqa: There's no general ruling on Jihad: Jihaad is of various kinds, some of which are obligatory upon ...
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How does a woman go about fighting in the cause of Allah?

These verses 4:74-75 are referring to the literal meaning of fighting, as they go on to explain potential rewards: get killed or be victorious. However, this type of Jihad (fighting) is not prescribed ...
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Is jihad an integral part of Islam?

Edit: I'm specifically referring to Jihad bis saif (armed fighting in the way of God, or holy war). For other jihads, like for self control (jihad bin nafs), knowledge (jihad bil ilm), no permission ...
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What is the real meaning and connotation of 'Jihad?'

Words have literal meanings and technical \ specialized meanings. For example: Zakat literally means to increase or purify. However when used in Islamic texts and discussions, without any further ...
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What is the ruling for waging war in cities?

As far as the basic ruling is concerned, killing non-combatant women and children is prohibited, see What were the rules of engagement in military conflicts in the first centuries after Muhammad? ...
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What is the explanation of 9:5?

War is certainly prescribed in the Quran, and this is far from being the only verse which talks about it. I doubt that anyone would disagree with this statement, however some people may disagree on ...
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Permissibility to kill all adult males

Yes. The ruler has the option to do any of the following with prisoners depending on what suits the interest of the Muslims: Kill them. As long as they have not accepted Islam and are not women, ...
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Establishment of Ownership of Spoils of war & captives

The majority (Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali) allow for distribution of spoils of war within the Dar al-Harb. Their evidence is that the Prophet ﷺ used to distribute the spoils like that, for example in the ...
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Islam and the enslavement of children: Punishing the sons for the sins of the fathers

Is there any account about these children ? Meaning, when reaching an adult age, were they offered freedom ? We have at least two witnesses of the people of banu Quraydha or Qurayza whom some of us ...
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What were the rules of engagement in military conflicts in the first centuries after Muhammad?

Yes. There is consensus that it is forbidden to slay non-combatant women and children during war. Additionally, the view of the majority is that it is also forbidden to slay very old men. This has ...
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Is Jihad obligatory for all Muslims?

Definitions: Jihad: Words have literal meanings and technical \ specialized meanings. For example Zakat literally means to increase or purify. However when used in Islamic texts and discussions, ...
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Is Islam really a religion of peace?

I'm not gonna give you a detail answer, but one example would be enough for you that suppose the country you live in is peaceful. But why are there soldier guarding on border, why do you have self ...
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Is Qur'an 22:39-40 permission only for self-defense, or also permission for retribution?

Note that my answer here could also be helpful to some extent as it refers to these verses. Let's start with the Verse 22:39, : أذن للذين يقاتلون بأنهم ظلموا وإن الله على نصرهم لقدير Some of the ...
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Does dying one's beard or hair black play a role in jihad?

Yes, dying hair black is considered permissible for the purpose of Jihad. This is has been noted in the writings of the Hanafis, Malikis, Shafi'is and Hanbalis. ويستثنى من ذلك المجاهد اتفاقا A ...
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Why is Islam linked to terrorism and violence by global media?

Islam claims itself as the ideology of peace and humanity. Meanwhile, Islam is linked to terrorism, violence and extremism by global media. Why? For whatever reasons, there are people who commit ...
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What are the criteria to judge if an attack was Istishhadi or a suicide attack?

First of all, suicide is definitely not allowed in Islam: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Whoever swears by a religion other than Islam, is, as he says; and whoever commits suicide with something, will be ...
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If one dies fighting terrorists, is he considered a martyr?

Maybe... Among the ways of becoming a martyr in Islam is being slain in the cause of Allah: And if you are killed in the cause of Allah or die - then forgiveness from Allah and mercy are better than ...
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What is the proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad?

1) Jihad means striving for the path of Allah. This means that anything that furthers the cause of Allah is Jihad. This includes fighting, spending donations, having good manners etc. I have not found ...
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Source and authentication of "Jihad Will Be Performed Until The Coming of the Hour"

The hadith with the closest wording to that what you quoted is this one from Sunnan Abi Dawod, which was qualified as da'if by al-Albani: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing)...
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What is the meaning of "bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam"?

Explanation based on the related verse of the qur'an The hadith was compiled in Sahih al-Bukhari in the chapter about tafeer and the verse which is referred to here is: You are the best nation ...
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Died in war for saving own country, will he be considered as martyr?

A martyr is a Muslim who gets killed in combat against the disbelievers. Such a person will be called and treated as a martyr in at least this life, such as in the funeral rites. In order to be a ...
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