Syrian rebel fatwa: seize non-Sunni property

October 11, 2013

Unless they convert to Sunni Islam, the property of Syrian Christians and Shia Muslims should be confiscated.  So say the muftis in Syria who issued a fatwa on the subject.  They also instructed Sunnis to use the money that they confiscate to buy weapons for jihad.

The ruling is in keeping with the teachings of deceased Al Qaeda imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who urged dispossession of infidel wealth.  The fatwa may also be partly inspired by the kharaj, an Islamic tax against defeated non-Muslims and their land.

From PI-News.org on Oct. 1:

Syria: Dispossession of All Non-Muslims

In Syria, islamist legal scholars have signed a fatwa calling for the seizure of the possessions of all Christians, Druze, Alawites and other minorities that “do not confess to the Sunni religion of the prophet.” The proceeds of this property is to be used for the purchase of weapons for “martyrs” and for their families. The Muftis also call for the breaking off of all ties with Syrians “who have betrayed or deserted from the Revolution.” Furthermore, it says: “We call our people to adhere to our islamic traditions and to visit the house of God regularly so that we may protect our souls and our society.” That means very well then that the “infidels” before they are slain are to be humiliated by this robbery of their property. (lsg)

Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken


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  3. Dear sir
    This is mohammed maqbool s/o mohammed banda ali we are six brother’s 1 (late) mohammed iqbal, 2 mohammed maqbool,3 mohammed khaleel,4 mohammed jaleel,5 mohammed jhangeer,6 mohammed basheer,1982 death mohammed iqbal after that father 1983 mohammed banda ali then late mohammed iqbal wife fatima begum & two daughter 1 rehana begum 2 riyaz begum after my elder brother death there are stay with my all brother & along with my mother aamena begum daughter’s study and food and we do marry this two daughter 1992 rehan married after that we did marry riyaz 1995 we have that family house sale then we did marry mohammed maqbool mohammed jhangeer now we got grand father land now how much fatima begum share holder please give fatwa

    thanking you
    mohammed maqbool

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