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The writer objects to and criticizes the Fatwá issued by the previous Egyptian Muftī Dr. Naṣr Farīd Wāṣil which proclaimed Ṣaddām Ḥussayn a martyr because of his persecution by the Americans.
A fatwá issued by the British Muslim Forum considers Muslim soldiers who are killed in Iraq and Afghanistan as ’martyrs,’ provoked an outcry amongst the British Muslim community.
The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a strong reminder of the continued war declared by Islamism against the world, and especially the “infidel West.” This article approaches some of the many questions that that have been raised by the war.
An Azhar scholar, Dr. Ra’fat ‘Uthmān, denies Israeli newspaper Maariv reports that he issued a fatwá on the impermissibility of Palestinian martyrdom operations and that such perpetrators would end up in hell.
The Grand Imam believes that the Palestinian operations against Israelis are martyrdom operations if committed against militants and suicidal ones if against civilians. Sheikh Al-Qaradawi believes that they are martyrdom operations whether against militants or civilians. It is foolish and useless...
The Sheikh of the Azhar was at the head of those who offered condolences at the collective funeral held for the victims of the Upper Egypt train accident. He said that the victims of the train accident are shahids [martyrs].
Subtitles: *Why they are considered martyrs and how will they be resurrected? *Compensation for death, when is it acceptable under Islam? Deaths due to accidents involving airplanes and ships provoke more than one question for Islamic legislation. How, why and when are victims considered to be...
An explanation of the meaning of verse 154 of Surah 2, which may be rendered in translation as follows: "Do not say that those who are killed in the cause of God are dead; for they are alive, but you are not aware of it."
Suicide in the defense of Islam is considered martyrdom. But martyrdom should not be mixed with terrorism.
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