Self defence

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I was wondering what the shariah law says in terms of what we are supposed to do in terms of a self defence situation. Can you please explain what I am allowed to do to defend my self and what I am not?


A: It is permissible for one to equip oneself against any danger or hostile situation through keeping a weapon (e.g. knife, firearm, etc.) or training on condition the training conforms to Shari’ah.

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, 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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