Aiding and assisting in the civil war

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  1. What is the condition for non muslim residents to fight in the civil war (i.e muslim population governed by myslim president)?
  2. What is it obligatory/recommended or not(like fighting/make du’a/assisting population by giving food) for the residents of this same country where are a ​muslim president/governor?


A: We are not fully aware of all the circumstances. Hence, we cannot comment.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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