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Is Jihad Al-Nikah (جهاد النكاح) an Islamic rule?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Does Sura 61:4 refer to defense or offense?

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 ...
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Can prisoners of War be killed?

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 ...
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Can prisoners of War be killed?

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 ...
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Can prisoners of War be killed?

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 ...
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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 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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Is the word "jihad" specific to holy struggles or is it a generic word?

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 ...
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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 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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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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Is beheading non Muslim prisoners-of-war allowed in Islam?

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 ...
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Is beheading non Muslim prisoners-of-war allowed in Islam?

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 ...
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Did Muslims behead males of Banu Qurayza?

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 ...
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Did Muslims behead males of Banu Qurayza?

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 ...
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Jihad al nafs: Why did Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) called it the greatest jihad?

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 ...
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Is dawah a type of jihad?do both have equal reward?

For sure, 'Jihad' literally means an 'intensive struggle,' or 'employing oneself vigorously'. It can be done through any Islamic means and not restricted to fighting. The Quran speaks about Jihad in ...
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Is being non-Muslim-controlled sufficient for a country to be a target of lesser jihad?

No, according to Quran (chapter 60, verse 8): {Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and ...
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Would fighting for one's country be termed as "jihad"?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Does dying one's beard or hair black play a role in jihad?

As the islamqa article mentions: Dying hair pure black is Makruh(disliked) and not haram(forbidden) according to the Hanafis, Malikis and Hanbalis. The Shafis differ about it, with Nawawi considering ...
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