The Virtual Mosque

Just War Part 3

Is all conflict wrong? In this khutba we look at the circumstances under which conflict can be justified. Islam does not believe in pacifism but it also recognises that to protect humankind there have to be restrictions on when and how the conflict should take place.


Confronting Strangers During Conflict

Sanctity of human life in Islam can be judged from the fact that even at time of war when faced with a stranger who uses the Islamic salutation, assalamu alaikum, one must not harm such a person but accept him as a Muslim and then check the truthfulness of the claim. The investigation should be honest and not be tempered by the temptations [...]