Bismillah al-Rahman al-Raheem
Answers to Questions
Do we consider the fighting against the armies occupying the Muslims' lands, as is the case today, and in the absence of the Amir, be deemed as Jihad?
Do we deem it part of the defensive Jihad, knowing that the Answer to a Question of 15 Rabi' al-Awwal 1429h mentioned neither the declared aims nor the undeclared aims of the fighting.
Must we ascertain first that the fighting is for the sake of upholding the word of Allah supreme before we can call it Jihad?
The Booklet expounded this point and determined the Shari'ah method according to which the real liberation of the lands occurs, as well as the aim sought from the liberation. As for the aforementioned Answer to the Question, it did not address this point.
4 Sha'aban 1435h
2 June 2014