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Terrorism

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A fatwa is a formal legal opinion or interpretation given by a jurisconsult (mufti) in response to a request from a judge (qadi) or an individual. Some modern Muslim governments have obtained fatwas to legitimate their reforms.

Question: Does Islam support terrorism? If yes, is the act justified by Islam?

Answer: by Sheikh Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Latîf

For your question regarding terrorism, the answer depends on the meaning applied to this word. If the meaning is to assassinate children and women and innocents who have not engaged in fighting, then Islam has a clear rule about it: that it is unlawful, even during times of war.

But if the meaning goes to those who defend their religion, their creed and their land, as it is now being applied in Palestine in their fight against the Jews, then Islam's rule in this case is also clear: that you can not call such actions as terrorism but as a struggle (Jihâd) in the defense of Islam.

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From: islamtoday.net.

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