Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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  • Islam has enacted freeing he prisoners of war many centuries before the Geneva POW convention or a any other human rights conventions . Islam does not allow any holding or enslaving or torturing of any prisoners of war or any people of the  enemy either men or women, & if there has been any practices of taking lady concubines or men slaves by some  victorious muslim armies in the past history, then this was due to the global system at these old times which allowed slavery right for the winning party & not from Islam , actually such enslaving was a mistake made by these combatting muslims same as many other flaws that can be committed contradictory to religion.
  • Quran clearly commanded that war captives are to be either graciously released for free or ransomed

47;4 فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَاءً حَتَّىٰ تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا

Translation “then secure their (referring to captives) bonds, thereafter either set them free by grace unconditionally or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command].”———

  • Quran also commands the muslim warriors to provide protection & security to their enemies amidst the battle if the enemy seeks protection

9;6 وَإِنْ أَحَدٌ مِّنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ اسْتَجَارَكَ فَأَجِرْهُ حَتَّىٰ يَسْمَعَ كَلَامَ اللَّـهِ ثُمَّ أَبْلِغْهُ مَأْمَنَهُ

Translation “And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah. Then deliver him to his place of safety”——–

  • Quran has ordered to secure & feed the captives

76;8 وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا

Translation “And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive,”——-

Also the Prophet (saws) biography shows that he was highly gracious & forgiving at the time of his victories & graciously released all war captives , which was then a reason for many people to embrace Islam after they saw how forgiving & merciful this religion is . Any stories claiming that the prophet ordered or approved killing of any captives are fake stories just aiming to smear Islam , simply because the least logic & common sense would entail that the messenger should be the first to obey the message  & free the captives, otherwise no one would have believed or followed him

…… By ;page editor