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Keeping weapons for self defense

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1. Is it allowed in Islam to have legal weapons for self defense?

2. Is it a sunnah to have weapons for self defense?



1. Yes

2. To adopt means of protection and self defense is encouraged in Deen.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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