• Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State
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    Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

    After taking control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, In March of 2013. The Islamic State or IS A group formally known as ISIS Has also taken over the role of governing every aspect of daily life. Under the strict interpretations of Sharia. These Islamic laws cover everything from High crimes, to civil disagreements to economics, and even personal behavior. Such as, diet, prayer and public appearance. Now what was once a very Westernized city. Is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed men known as the Hisbah. That travel throughout the city enforcing their mandate.

  • Jihad series: Does the doctrine of jihad advocate aggression and terror?
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    Jihad series: Does the doctrine of jihad advocate aggression and terror?

    There is a common misconception among many Muslims and non-Muslims that the Islamic concept of jihad somehow accommodates ideas such as terrorism or aggression against innocents. The word “jihad” is an Arabic word used in the Qur’an and used in the Sunnah. And to understand the concept of jihad, it is critical to look at all the verses in the Qur’an in their context, the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), which is the best practical application of the Qur’an, and try and understand, therefore, the concept of “jihad” by looking at a holistic reading of the Qur’an and a holistic study of the practice and tradition of…

  • Islamic military jurisprudence | Wikipedia audio article
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    Islamic military jurisprudence | Wikipedia audio article

    Islamic military jurisprudence refers to what has been accepted in Sharia (Islamic law) and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) by Ulama (Islamic scholars) as the correct Islamic manner which is expected to be obeyed by Muslims in times of war. Some scholars and Muslim religious figures claim that armed struggle based on Islamic principles is referred to as the Lesser jihad.==Development of rulings==The first military rulings were formulated during the first century after Muhammad established an Islamic state in Medina. These rulings evolved in accordance with the interpretations of the Qur’an (the Islamic Holy scriptures) and Hadith (the recorded traditions, actions (behaviors), sayings and consents of Muhammad). The key themes in these…