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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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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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What was the justification for attacking or fighting the Persians in 'Iraq by the Caliphs Abu bakr and 'Omar?

The justification was that they were following the commands of the Quran, among them: يا أيها الذين آمنوا قاتلوا الذين يلونكم من الكفار O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the ...
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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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Could Muslims purchase slaves which were kidnapped by non-Muslims?

It depends on the religion and legal status of the slave. A Muslim who is originally free can never be enslaved. So if the non-muslims kidnap and enslave a Muslim then that person remains free under ...
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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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Explicit context of warfare for "whom your right hand possesses" in the Quran?

The verse you've quoted yourself is the most explicit reference to "prisoners of war" that I am aware of. وما ملكت يمينك مما أفاء الله عليك and those your right hand possesses from what Allah ...
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Were Muslims allowed to buy slaves?

Basically the answer yes of course they were allowed and encouraged to buy slaves and set them free especially if these slaves were believers and also as a way to repent from sins or as a kafara (...
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Can I die fighting for my country, even against Muslim attackers?

An important angle to consider is that in Islam, nationalism or tribalism is if not outright haram extremely disliked. "The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin ...
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Do these accounts of military offensives under Abu Bakr align with Muslim historical scholarship?

This took a lot of research and reading about the incidents you mentioned, but it is very difficult to know exactly which part of an event you are referring to with only the information you have ...
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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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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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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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Can Muslims fight in non-Muslim wars?

It is not permissible. Joining non-Muslims in war against Muslims is the clearest form of taking them as allies instead of the believers: O you who have believed, do not take the disbelievers as ...
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Can Muslims go to war against a secular government for refusing refugees?

On the authority of Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and ...
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Would a peace treaty between Israel and the Muslim nations be religiously permissible?

This depends on the terms of the treaty and other circumstances surrounding it. In general, a temporary peace treaty is permissible when it is deemed necessary or would serve some interest. وإن جنحوا ...
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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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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind?

Ghazwatul Hind is a prophecy that occurs in various hadith, such as: عن ثوبان مولى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عصابتان من أمتي أحرزهما الله من النار عصابة تغزو ...
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Can Muslims go to war against a secular government for refusing refugees?

Absolutely Not, they can influence the policymaker or authority by writing, peaceful demonstration and be participating in election etc. Muslims are also not allowed to go against a Muslim state or ...
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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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Is Khalid ibn al-Walid a celebrated figure in Islam?

Yes, Khalid bin Waleed was a Sahabi, i.e. a companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and he is well known in Islam as being an accomplished fighter and military commander. The Prophet ﷺ said regarding him:...
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What are different viewpoints on supporting immoral wars through paying taxes?

It is disliked for a muslim to reside in a non muslim country, and forbidden if the muslim would face difficulty practicing their religion (Islam). However it is encouraged if done for "Dawah&...
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Why did Abu Bakr send armies into Syria?

Ibn Kathir writes in his history Al-Bidaya wa'l-Nihaya: استهلت هذه السنة والصديق عازم على جمع الجنود ; ليبعثهم إلى الشام، وذلك بعد مرجعه من الحج، وذلك عملا بقوله تعالى: {يا أيها الذين آمنوا قاتلوا ...
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Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Ruling on prisoners: Regarding prisoners, the stance of the majority including the four madhabs is that caliph has the right to do with prisoners according to what suits the interest of the Muslims ...
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Why do the Muslims lose when God is supposed to be on their side?

Victory in battle is dependent on Allah's will. It is not obligatory that He grant it only to the Muslims, rather His sunnah is that He rotates it, granting it at times to the Muslims and at times to ...
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Died in war for saving own country, will he be considered as martyr?

It’s all about their intention. Whoever sacrifice their Life for the sake of Allah swt will consider as a martyr. We can see some arab countries fighting for their nation freedom still they’re ...
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Exception to the ruling of striking the face

Not necessarily a comprehensive list, but some possible exceptions include: In war against disbelievers. This has been claimed as an exception by a faction of the scholars in their commentaries on ...
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Do these hadiths permit violence

The "them" here is the Quraysh tribe of Makkah. They had just broken the Treaty of Hudaibiyah, and the Prophet (SAW) declared war on them. The Muslims were not allowed to accept another peace with ...
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Is it Permissable for Christians to Fight with Muslim Armies?

The Muslim army can either be fighting against other Muslims or against the disbelievers. In the first case it is not permitted to seek the help of non-Muslims. In the second case, i.e. in wars ...
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Does Islam consider present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh as part of "Hind"?

Did the Ghazwa happen or not? As stated by @Uma in the comment the last part on whether or not the Ghazwa has already been fulfilled is opinion-based. Here two rather opposite opinions, even if the ...
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