Islamic Law and the Right to Armed Jihad

Author:Fatemah Albader
Position::Kuwait International Law School

This paper discusses the Jus ad Bellum, the right to go to war, in Islam. In Islam, there is a right to both defensive and offensive wars. Contrary to much of the western thoughts that presuppose that Islam does not place limitations on the conduct of war, however, Islamic law does establish its own version of the law of armed conflict that has come about due to an understanding that, because... (see full summary)

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