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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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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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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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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 reason behind Gazwa-E-Hind?

There is no unique reason for the conquest of Hind. Islam prescribes conquest of essentially every place to bring it under Islamic rule. Commands to fight war such as 9:29, 9:36, 9:73, 9:123 etc. are ...
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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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Can muslim soldiers have intimacy with the female prisoners of war, before it has been decided to enslave them?

Concubinage is only allowed when a person has ownership over a female slave. والذين هم لفروجهم حافظون إلا على أزواجهم أو ما ملكت أيمانهم فإنهم غير ملومين فمن ابتغى وراء ذلك فأولئك هم العادون And they ...
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Declaring a Country & Its People Dar Al Harb & Harbi For Certain Muslim But Not For All

Dar al-Harb is defined as every place where the laws of the Kufr are imposed (al-Insaf fi Ma‘rifat ar-Rajih min al-Khilaf). Hence it is does not make sense to say that an area is Dar al-Harb for some ...
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Establishment of Ownership of Spoils of war & captives

As for the distribution of the spoils of war, there's no prescription on where to do it. It is up to the Muslim leader to decide when the right moment is for that. However, it can only be done if the ...
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What are the sources of slavery in Islam?

Sources of slavery in Islam: The following are valid sources of obtaining slaves: A Harbi can be captured and enslaved. These are then distributed as spoils of war and those who receive them can keep ...
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Using missles and rockets in war

Yes it is permissible to use missiles and rockets during war. Both for destruction of enemy property and for killing enemy personnel. ولا بأس برميهم بالنبال ونحوها من وسائل القتال الحديثة There is no ...
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Can Jihad at-Talab be initiated only against those who don't let Muslims preach Islam in their lands?

Jihad can be initiated against any disbelieving political power. The only conditions being: They must have refused to accept Islam They also must have refused to pay Jizyah and come under Islamic ...
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Source of statement that unqualified Jihad means Jihad by the sword?

I couldn't source the exact quote you mentioned, though as a comment mentions, I've read this elsewhere. In Fath al-Bari, a commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari, ibn Hajar describes jihad as toiling, ...
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Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? And what about lesser jihad?

There are four sacred months in which initiating1 warfare is \ was2 forbidden. They are listed in the hadith: السنة اثنا عشر شهرا منها، أربعة حرم، ثلاث متواليات، ذو القعدة وذو الحجة والمحرم ورجب The ...
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Why didn't the Prophet fight his enemies during the early years of Islam?

I am not really sure what you mean by 3 years. The Prophet ﷺ stayed in Makkah for around 13 years. Then he migrated to Medinah and military activities started soon after migration, the expedition of ...
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