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The meaning of jihad is not limited to taking a rifle, going to the battlefield, and fighting to death. It has a wider meaning; that is to correct the problems in yourself and on your surroundings. If we categorize ibadats of a Muslim, there are three different categories: Tawheed: Staying away from shirk. Salat: Supporting the way of Allah via education. ...


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Is the first reaction really the "greater" or "lesser" jihad? Yes, there is lesser/greater jihad. Greater jihad/Major jihãd- One is fighting to overcome carnal desires and evil inclinations. It is known as the spiritual struggle, a struggle between two powers within ourselves: the soul and the body. The conscience is in conflict with the bodily desires....


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There is nothing in Islam as Jihad un-nikah. I bring you the history of this story. Firstly, this Fatwa was issued by a news network called Al-Jadid in Lebanon on December 2012. It had claimed that Saudi sheikh Al-Arifi has issued a Fatwa about Jahad-u-nikah and made it Halal. But After this news, Al-Arifi and his companions rejected it. Then in march 27, ...


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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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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 is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . Al-Anfal 39 This will happen when Jesus (Isa) returns near the Day of Judgement when all ...


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1."Mofradat Raghib" defines the word "ثخن" saying: "ثخن الشیء فهو ثخین" means: that thing became so thick that could not be flowing anymore; it stopped running. So Prophet's "اثخان" in the verse "ما کان لنبی ان یکون له اسری حتی یثخن فی الارض" means the time when his religion gets strong, powerful and dominant as if it became a thick and almost solid matter ...


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It really depends on the circumstances. There can be no absolute ruling on this question. But this must be strongly reminded that Islam is predominantly a religion of mercy and forgiveness. Revenge and punishment are reserved only for exceptional situations when all peaceful means are already exhausted but still a severe and very likely hazard remains ...


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Although this incident is true, but it was specific to the battle of Bader. So you can generalize this to all battles because in the Quran there are verses that mention war prisoners: Feeding war prisoners: And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive http://quran.com/76/8 Replacing war prisoners with money: So ...


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This is not true. It was a false claim made my Dr. Hisham Kamali and he has been proven wrong from Ibn Taymiya's own literature. Ibn Taymiya made his views very clear in his book "As-Sarim al-Maslool 'ala Shatim ar-Rasool" 3/696 على خصوصها وكلاهما قد قام الدليل على وجوب قتل صاحبها والادلة الدالة على سقوط القتل بالتوبة لا تعم القسمين بل انما تدل على ...


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According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, this verse was explicitly revealed in the context of the Battle of Uhud; in that sense it would be seen as a defensive battle as the Makkan army was at that time sent against the Muslims of Medina. However, taken in context the emphasis is far less on any particular mode of fighting as it is on unity. The hypocrites who "&...


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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 is not a pacifist religion and states that there are times where it is neccasary to defend ones self, community and family. If you read the verse previous to ...


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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 ethnicity or race. The two verses apply to different circumstances. There is no general call to exterminate non-Muslims. It only applies to arab polytheists and ...


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Jihad comes from three arabic letter Ja ha dha(جهد), which means to "strive with great effort". Do Quran use this word outside the context of war ? yes, In Quran there are number of verses this root is used outside of religious war. For example, Quran speaks about unbelievers taking their strongest oaths that dead will not be raised again. here the word ...


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The meaning fatwa in this webpage. Zaid was asked how many Ghazwa (غزوة) did the prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم have? He answered 19, then He was asked about the number of times that he was with the prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم. He said 17. And Ahl al seer اهل السير said that it was 25, and some people said 27, and some people said 29. And ...


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There is a complete list with all the details in this Wikipedia article. According to this source, nabi Muhammad did 100 expeditions, and 27 of them were wars and conflicts.


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I don't think there is a straightforward answer to this question. This very question came up within 30 years of the passing of the Prophet (saws). Today, we see who we consider some of the wisest Sahaba as having abstained from taking sides in that fitnah (of course, this is the Sunni perspective). There was no way to get clear information about what was ...


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Although the concept of lesser and greater Jihad comes form inauthentic sources, it's meaning can be correct. The meaning of Jihad can be split into two, one is the general meaning and second is the specific reason which is what comes first to mind when the word Jihad is said. As for it's general meaning, it is to strive to do the truth and go against ...


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What really happened is that the Muslim army included big number of الطلقاء, people who the Prophet forgave when he conquered Mekkah. They were either new muslims with no deep belief in Allah, or hypocrites who were just waiting for a chance to fail muslims. When the arrows of Hawazen army came like falling rains, most of those الطلقاء flew away either ...


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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 is required. These are an individual's jihad (I mean a single person can do them on his own). Jihad can only be started with the mutual consent of all Islamic ...


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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 verses you quote are employed in the derivations of these legal opinions. I will talk about jihad in its martial sense; as with most issues, there is ...


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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 terrorism in the name of Islam. Terrorists facilitate the linking of terrorism and Islam by journalists by acting in highly visible ways, e.g.: Islamic State's ...


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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 for women. In Sahih Ibn Khuzaima: عن عائشة أم المؤمنين قالت: قلت يا رسول الله هل على النساء من جهاد؟ قال: عليهن جهاد لا قتال فيه الحج والعمرة — NOTE: ...


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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 everyone who is accountable, and some are obligatory upon the community as a whole – if some people undertake them then the rest are relieved of the obligation....


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate Islamic nation should act based on Islamic teachings. There is no verse or hadith explicitly allowing beheading of war prisoners. As for historical proof, we see that the prophet never beheaded any one when he conquested Mecca, although they were clearly idolaters (he only ordered ...


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Well I’m not sure about the specific hadith or Qur’anic justification but IF the prisoner has committed the crime punishable by beheading then yes, the state can punish the prisoner according to its law! BUT the punishment must be from the ruling state or the proper authority (courts etc. depending upon the state law), and not from any individual who takes ...


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Banu Quraiyza had a treaty with the Muslims during the war with the Meccan tribes. They broke this treaty. After a siege, they surrendered and the Prophet (PBUH) asked them who they wanted to determine their punishment. The one that they chose said that the fighters should be executed and the rest enslaved, widely believed to be based on Deuteronomy 20:12-14*...


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The beheading of men is reported in the History of at-Tabari, volume 8, under the section "The Events of the Year 5," page 35: "...Allah's Messenger went out into the market place of Medina and had trenches dug in it; then he sent for them and had them beheaded in those trenches. they were brought out to him in groups..." It's also mention in Tafsir ...


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To fight the desire requires large amounts of will power and the particular form of jihad can not be truly conducted without love for allah and his beloved and by this one would only want to gain pleasure of his lord


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Assalaamu alaikum warehmatullahi wabarakatuhu brother, First of, you wanting to serve your country and CASE 1:- "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors." (Quran 2:190) And fight them until there is no more afflictions (i.e. no more worshipping of others besides Allah). " (2.193) Ibn ...


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The holy Quran answers your question itself: By having accepted the first verse (8:16) and the fact that: 1) Whoever turns his back to the disbelievers and escapes from them in a war, will go to the hell. Let’s have a look at the second verse (9:25) and its following two verses(9:26 and 9:27) لَقَدْ نَصَرَ‌كُمُ اللَّـهُ فِي مَوَاطِنَ كَثِيرَ‌ةٍ ۙ ...


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