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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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