Jihad [Sources]

… “Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning upon the Muslims each year. [Reliance of the Traveller, O9.1, pg 600]

How is Jihad supposed to achieved each year?

… “One may also leave (or cease Jihad) if the opposing non-Muslim army is more than twice the size of the Muslim force” [ibid, O9.2, pg 601]

Something that ISIS/ISIL is not following in the Middle East or anywhere, oh but wait it says one MAY leave so I guess they are all right.

“Jihad is also (0: personally) obligatory for everyone (0: able to perform it, male or female, old or young) when the enemy has surrounded the Muslims (0: on every side, having entered our territory, even if the land consists of ruins, wilderness, or mountains, for non-Muslim forces entering Muslim lands is a weighty matter that cannot be ignored, but must be met with effort and struggle to repel them by every possible means.” [ibid, O9.3, pg 601]

“Muslims may not seek help from non­-Muslim allies unless the Muslims are considerably outnumbered and the allies are of goodwill towards the Muslims. [ibid, O9.7, pg 602]

To all those leftist apologists that make excuses for the behaviour of the Muslim behaving bad read it and weep.

Jizya’s importance

… invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non­-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: 011.4)-which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral reli­gions) [ibis, O9.8, pg 602]

Duty of Caliph

The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim (0: because they are not a people with a Book, nor honored as such, and are not permited to settle with paying the poll tax (jizya) (n: though according to the Hanafi school, peoples of all other religions, even idol worshippers, are permitted to live under the protection of the Islamic state if they either become Muslim or agree to pay the poll tax, the sale exceptions to which are apostates from Islam and idol worshippers who are Arabs, neither of whom has any choice but becoming Muslim (al-Hidaya sharh
Bidaya al-mubtadi’ (y21). 6.48–49)) [ibid, O9.9, pg 603]


When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled. [ibid, O9.13, pg 604]


“So do not be fainthearted and call for peace, when it is you who are the uppermost” (Koran 47:35).

… Truces are permissible, not obligatory. [ibid, O9.16(2), pg 605]

… There must be some interest served in making a truce other than mere preservation of the status quo. [ibid, O9.16(2), pg 605]

I think I have done enough soul deadening for myself today and this is only O9 and I haven’t gotten to O10 and more.


One thought on “Jihad [Sources]

  1. I know what you mean by “soul deadening”. Its tough to look at and see Islam for what it really is, not what we or others want it to be.
    Erdogan, Turkey’s PM, said “Democracy is the train(Islam)will ride to it’s objective”. It’s objective is repeated in Muslim prayers 5 times a day.”No God but Allah, No religion but Islam”. They believe war brings peace when all infidels are subdued.Yet Shia and Sunni have always fought each other.
    God bless


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