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Establishment of Ownership of Spoils of war & captives

السلام عليكم When is ownership of spoils of war and captives established for soldiers? Do spoils of war and captives have to be transferred from Dar al Harb to Dar Al Islam before establishing ...
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Is this position of Egyptian dean of Islamic Studies really correct?

This comes from this question in Sceptics but that another question itself only asks if the concrete person in question has said these words. Does Quran really gives such a permission? I was, to say ...
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Can I pray for the Israeli Army?

Now that war is going on in the middle east, whole over the world people across religion, caste and creed are praying for the children killed in the war. But no one seems to pray for the killers, that ...
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Using missles and rockets in war

السلام عليكم Is it permissible to use missles and rockets to attack a city where there will be women and children, doesn’t missles and rockets also come under the prohibition from the hadith “No one ...
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Spreading of Islam through war and violence

Why does Islam promote the spreading of the faith through war? This verse in the Quran also states the same. Why doesn't Islam promote the spreading of faith peacefully like Buddhism and Jainism?
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Does islam allow killing or enslaving civilians in war?

Lets say there are villages in settlements outside of dar al islam. Are muslim armies allowed to kill and enslave them by surprise if they are in dar al harb? Is asking them to convert or pay jizya a ...
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Permissibility to kill all adult males

Is it permissible to kill all men from the kuffar when a city or a land have been conquered by muslims, there will be men who actually fought against the muslims and there will be some men who never ...
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Can Jihad at-Talab be initiated only against those who don't let Muslims preach Islam in their lands?

السلام عليكم For the initiation of jihad at talab does the leader of the kuffars need to be sent an invitation to islam and if he rejects it do we fight them or do we fight them only when the kuffars ...
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Is Defecting from your country at war haram

if you defect in war to the enemy side is it haram? if so would it still be if the side you are fighting for is bad/evil (nazis,commuists,etc). would it stil be haram?
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What is the reason behind Gazwa-E-Hind?

As per my understanding, Gazwa-E-Hind is the prophecy that one day war will be brought upon the Indian subcontinent to invade these lands. Two groups will lead this war on the Indian subcontinent. But ...
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Could Muslims purchase slaves which were kidnapped by non-Muslims?

The title is only really one half of the question, as what I'm really unsure about is the fact that the majority of slaves throughout the Islamic slave trade were bought and not acquired through war. ...
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What are different viewpoints on supporting immoral wars through paying taxes?

What are some viewpoints on whether it is considered a sin, or not allowed under Islamic law, to pay taxes which go towards the support of wars of aggression, or wars considered immoral by yourself or ...
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Why did Abu Bakr send armies into Syria? [duplicate]

In this Hadith it is mentioned that Abu bakr RA sent armies into ash-Shaam: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq was sending armies to ash-Sham. He went for a ...
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Is Khalid ibn al-Walid a celebrated figure in Islam?

Khalid Apparently there was an Islamic general called Khalid ibn al-Walid. Britannica encyclopedia Khālid ibn al-Walīd, byname Sīf, or Sayf, Allāh (Arabic: “Sword of God”), (died 642) Hero ...
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Are we by default at war with all of the Disbelieving Peoples?

suppose theres no formally agreed pact between the Ummah and any Disbelieving nations, and the disbelieving Nations have not attacked us and expressed a desire for Peace. Are we still at war (...
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What was the battle in which Khalid bin Waleed besieged a city with a trench around it and filled up the trench with camels to cross it?

i remember reading about a battle in which the muslim army under Khalid bin Waleed laid siege to a city with a trench around it and Khalid RA had the old and weak camels slaughtered to fill up the ...
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Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad? Is it just because of their disbelief? Isn't that too cruel? Bidayat al-Mujtahid Ibn Rushd writes: They disagreed ...
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Why do the Muslims lose when God is supposed to be on their side?

Asking about the Battle of Tours (or Poitiers), isn’t God supposed to be on the side of the Muslims so how did they lose?
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What is the ruling for waging war in cities?

Sahih Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet ...
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Died in war for saving own country, will he be considered as martyr?

If someone muslim in military died in war for sake of saving their country. Will they considered as (Many people claim) martyr? And will they get paradise for that?
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Would a peace treaty between Israel and the Muslim nations be religiously permissible?

Perhaps at some time in the future, Israel, the Palestinian National Authority, and the Arab League will make a treaty to divide the land of Palestine/Israel into a state of Palestine and a state of ...
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Exception to the ruling of striking the face

Hitting the bare face of someone is considered to be haram based on the hadiths of the prophet (PBUH): “When any one of you fights, let him avoid (striking) the face.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-...
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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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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? Is it authentic according to Islam?
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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 was ...
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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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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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