Jihad and Terrorism

February 4, 2022 4 mins

How Do We Deal with Living in a Colonized Land?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I live in a colonized land where much of it has been stolen from Natives. What are the rules on stolen property and living on it? I don’t bear the blame for the action. Still, do I have the obligation of returning it or asking permission from descendants of […]
February 2, 2022 3 mins

How Do We Understand the Apparent Double Standard regarding Islam’s Apostasy L...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick  Question How do we understand the apparent double standard regarding Islam’s apostasy laws? If changing your religion and publicly denouncing it entails death, were the Quraysh justified in their reaction and treatment of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) and the Companions (may Allah be pleased […]
January 22, 2021 2 mins

Is There Any Sense Of Pardon and Forgiveness In Islamic Just War Theory?

Question: Is there any sense of pardon and forgiveness in Islamic just war theory? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Yes, there is a very clear concept of pardon and forgiveness in Islamic just war theory. Allah Most High says regarding prisoners of war, “When […]
January 15, 2021 2 mins

Are Monks Considered a Valid Target In Jihad?

Question: An English translation of Minhaj al-Talibin by Imam Nawawi states that monks and the like are to be killed in jihad even if they pose no direct military threat. Is this accurate? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. Yes, the translation is correct, and […]