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Jihad on a current Islamic web site!!

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Submitted by Imran Khan (United States), Nov 1, 2002 at 15:55

Here is an answer and question from an average Islamic site that is available on the net. Are these guys talking peace? *****************************************************************
http://www.binoria.org/q&a/miscellaneous.html
Status of Jihad in Current Times

Ques: In the current times when Muslim Ummah is going through a turmoil, Muslim women are raped in Bosnia, Kashmir, men are slaughtered mercilessly in Kossovo & Chechnya, the only Muslim state is opposed by the whole world, Muslims all over the world are subjected to injustice just because they believe in Allah and his last messenger (Peace be upon Him). My words cannot define the current situation as you know it better than me and I am unable to find words to express the facts which most of the Muslims ignore or turn their eyes away from. In this situation is Jihad Fardh-'Ain or Fardh-Kifaayah. I myself not being an Alim (Islamic scholar) drew a conclusion after reading Maulana Mas'ud Azhar's "Fazaail-e-Jihad", Articles of Mufti Rasheed Sahib and Mufti Shamazai Sahib that its time that we come out and fight for the implementation of our principles and save our daughters, sisters and mothers from further humiliation cause every day the cries of my people haunt me. but not being a Alim I may interpret the Hadith and Qur'an in an imperfect manner, so I ask for your guidance.
Ans: Jihad is one of the greatest aims of religious life. The order and obligation for Jihad is being changed in accordance with the time and situation. This is the reason that Jihad is not an obligation now in Pakistan rather it is optional (Fardh Kifaayah).
However, it does not mean that Muslims should not do anything. Muslims, wherever are engaged in Jihad, must be helped in every respect by all other Muslims. If Mujaahideen are getting weaker against the enemy then the people (other Muslims) around them must help them.
If the questioner can go as a Mujaahid with his parent's permission and willingness, it is better, otherwise he can help the Mujaahideen of Kashmir and Bosnia as much as he can.
Istifta No. 17235
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