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Hadith on Gifts: The Prophet accepted gifts from non-Muslim leaders

December 23, 2013

Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was given gifts by Khosrau and he accepted them, and kings would give him gifts and he would accept them. Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1576 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّ كِسْرَى أَهْدَى لَهُ […]

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Hadith on Diplomacy: Behave honorably with the distinguished leaders of the various nations

January 22, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If someone comes to you who is distinguished among his people, then you should honor him.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3712 Grade: Hasan li ghayri (fair due to external evidence) according to Az-Zarqani عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ […]

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Ibn Qudamah on Security: The pledge of safety is valid for all Muslims, men and women, free and slave

January 17, 2013

Ibn Qudamah said: Whoever says to a person at war that I give you protection, or that no harm will come to you or a similar statement, then he has granted him security (al-aman). The pledge of security is valid for every Muslim of sound mind and choice, free or slave, man or woman, because […]

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Hadith on Reconciliation: The Prophet calls the Roman Emperor to a common word between them

January 6, 2013

Ibn Abbas reported: Abu Sufyan ibn Harb told me that Heraclius called for his interpreter and then asked for the letter of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Heraclius read in it, “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. From Muhammad the servant of Allah and His Messenger to Heraclius: O […]

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Hadith on Gifts: Encouragement to give gifts to family members even if they worship idols

January 2, 2013

Ibn Umar reported: Umar saw a silken cloak for sale and he requested that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, should purchase it in order to wear it on Fridays and the days he receives delegations. The Prophet said, “Verily, this cloak is worn by one who has no share in the Hereafter.” […]

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Hadith on Aggression: The Prophet forbade Muslims from initiating war against peaceful people

December 29, 2012

Abu Sukainah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Leave the Abyssinians alone as long as they leave you alone, and leave the Turks alone as long as they leave you alone.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4302, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti Ibn Rushd said, “It is narrated from Malik that he said […]

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As-Sarakhsi on Immunity: The objective of Islamic Law is to safeguard life in the most broadest sense

October 3, 2012

As-Sarakhsi Al-Hanafi said, “The objective of immunity is the safeguarding of life and it should be understood in the broadest sense.” Source: Usul As-Sarkhashi قال السرخسي المقصود من الامان حقن الدم وهو مبني على التوسع أصول السرخسي فصل في بيان الحقيقة والمجاز

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Ash-Shaybani on Rights: The basic principle is that the Muslim leader must fulfill everyone’s right to protection and security

October 3, 2012

Muhammad Ash-Shaybani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The basic principle is that it is an obligation upon the leader of the Muslims to support those who enter our country under a covenant of protection. They must be given recourse against anyone who oppresses them, just as it is an obligation to fulfill the […]

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Hadith on Immunity: Diplomatic immunity is granted even to false prophets at war with Islam

October 2, 2012

Nu’aim reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, speaking to those who were reading the letter of Musaylimah the Liar, “What do you both say?” They said, “We say what he said.” The Prophet said, “I swear by Allah, were it not that messengers are not killed, I would […]

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Ibn Qudamah on Immunity: Diplomatic protection can be established several ways in Islamic Law

October 2, 2012

Ibn Qudamah said, “Diplomatic immunity is established with whatever words demonstrate it or anything else, such as the saying: I give you security; or you are secured; or I give you protection; or you are protected; or you are in my protection; or you are in my covenant; or you are in my security; or […]

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