Jihad and Terrorism

November 24, 2023 5 mins

Does Islam Condone War Against Civilians?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question In the Shafi’i School, I seek clarification on whether certain actions, such as bombing, kidnapping, dismemberment, indiscriminate killing, or machine-gunning non-combatant civilians, whether in a targeted or indiscriminate manner, are permissible. This includes individuals of various demographics, such as children, women, men, and the elderly. Are there exceptions to these […]
July 23, 2023 3 mins

Are Flamethrowers Permissible in Warfare?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Are flamethrowers and other incendiary-based weapons permissible in warfare (by Muslim armies)? And if someone plays an online multiplayer video game, can he use flamethrowers or incendiary grenades? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to what pleases […]
August 12, 2022 3 mins

Wouldn’t It Be a Better World If Men Fought the Wars and Women Ruled?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question What if men fought the wars, and women ruled? Because the wives of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) were brilliant too, and if strength and intellect were combined, it would be good. Answer Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for thinking about […]
July 30, 2022 2 mins

What were the Criteria for Paying Jizya?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question What were the criteria for paying jizya? Answer Islam is a complete religion that addresses all aspects of our life, including politics. It provides a framework for Muslims to live by in times of war and peace and guarantees certain rights for non-Muslims living under Muslim rule. One such […]