Some people say that there are two kinds of jihad: defensive and offensive. Is that right?
Is it lawful for Muslims to kill their enemies who have been captured during war? Or should the Muslims bargain with the leaders of the enemy to exchange captives?
I am not a Muslim. Yet I’m a peace-loving person and I am eager to know whether there are ethics that govern war in your religion, especially as we know and see what happens nowadays: gross violations of all ethics and teachings. Your earliest response will be very much appreciated.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Kindly furnish me with fatwa as to the nature of the war waged by Abu Bakr against the apostates, and tell me: is it true that Islam was originally forced on people?
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Islam set a well established plan to gradually get rid of slavery. However, it did not block the way from which this problem emerges, that is, it did not prohibit the enslavement of POWs. Are Muslims permitted to enslave their enemy POWs? Jazakum Allah khayran!
As-Salamu `Alaykum. With all the bloody incidents and heinous crimes committed against Muslims in broad daylight, including raping and maltreating Muslim women, is it permissible for Muslims to do the same with women of their enemies in retaliation?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If the enemy surrounds Muslim fighters to surrender, can a Muslim fighter kill himself or ask another to kill him in order to escape the enemy’s grasp? If he is killed in this way, will he be a martyr or one who committed suicide? Jazakum Allah khayran.