What does Islam say about al-Qaida? Does al-Qaida make jihad?
Submitted by on Thu, 26/05/2011 - 12:08
Dear Brother / Sister,
As it is known, Islam prohibits all kinds of deeds against civilians who do not take part in war. Our Prophet (pbuh) said,
I am the enemy of a person who maltreats a zimmi (non-Muslim living in an Islamic state).
The incident of September 11 cannot be regarded as jihad because it is an attempt that killed civilians and because it caused people in the world to use the word terror and Islam together. Some unbelievers wanted to present Islam as a religion of terror using that incident as a pretext and they partly succeeded it.
It is difficult to say that a person who causes these things struggles on behalf of Islam. We do not know what or whom they serve but it is not possible to associate those acts with Islam.
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