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Offensive, unprovoked jihad attacks are mandatory in islam

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Submitted by Uncle Vladdi (Canada), May 22, 2015 at 19:48

Islamic law describes the obligation to wage war against passive infidels as communal: fard al kifaya, which lapses with respect to individuals once a sufficient number have responded. Other obligations, such as Saum & Zakat, are fard Ayn: individually binding. Jihad only becomes fard Ayn when Dar ul-Islam is invaded or threatened. I refer doubters, dissenters & deniers to the Shafeite sharia manual Umdat Ul-Salik, aka the "Reliance of the Traveller" chapter O9.1. "The obligation to attack passive infidels is described as binding upon Muslims in every year."

Subsequent sections of Chapter 9 inform us that "The caliph makes war on Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians" and "fights all other peoples until they become Muslims. " I disrespectfully direct doubters, dissenters & deniers: damned fools one and all, to O9.8 & 9.9 for a critical lesson in objective factual reality.

The handbook of Hanifi Fiqh makes it plain with slightly archaic language: war must be carried out continuously, and it is undertaken on Islamic initiative, not in reaction to provocation.

I disrespectfully direct doubters, dissenters & deniers, damned fools one and all, to Hedaya, Volume II, Book IX, Chapter 1, pg. 140 & 141 to obtain a clue.

http://www.archive.org/stream/hedaysorguide00hamigoog#page/n154/mode/1up

Text:

"The destruction of the sword is incurred by infidels, although they be not the first aggressors, as appears from various passages in the sacred writings which are generally received this effect."

Marginal Note:

"Infidels may be attacked without provocation."


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1Fooled No More [164 words]Michael KerjmanJul 7, 2015 14:37224074
The most significant thing you ever wrote! [63 words]
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DrRJPJun 3, 2015 12:17223660
2The Saudi Sheikh Saad al-Atiq tells Muslims to kill Christians and al-'Alawiyuun (the Alwaties) and al-Rawafid (the Shia) and yes al-Yahood! [108 words]dhimmi no moreMay 26, 2015 18:04223533
Full Portent of ISIS in the Larger Scheme Remains to be Seen [194 words]M. ToveyMay 26, 2015 15:48223529
Inciting hate is itself criminalizable [54 words]AtleMay 26, 2015 08:49223523
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2The rule of mosques and Tablighees should be examined [90 words]dhimmi no moreMay 23, 2015 06:28223488
Iranian self immolation-----in the cofffin of hatred [45 words]George BailinMay 22, 2015 22:25223481
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mission-type tactics [89 words]mythMay 22, 2015 20:52223479
3Offensive, unprovoked jihad attacks are mandatory in islam [238 words]Uncle VladdiMay 22, 2015 19:48223476
1Irrelevant categorization [76 words]Uncle VladdiMay 22, 2015 19:45223475
This attack was more than well planned!!! [84 words]irving katzMay 22, 2015 14:47223472
1Islam is a political army not a religion [39 words]D.RSMay 22, 2015 13:47223470
query [12 words]
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Bruce BirnbergMay 22, 2015 11:19223467

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