Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan
Shaykh Salih Ibn Salih al-Fawzān clarifies the issues related to Jihād. He begins by establishing its place in the history of mankind. He then explains the wisdom behind its legislation, its linguistic and religious meanings, and the different rulings and regulations pertaining to its performance.
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Ālish-Shaykh praises Shaykh Fawzān’s clarification of this oft-misunderstood issue:
“Salih has spoken in this place about the types of Jihād, the rules of each type, what is necessary for the Muslim concerning this matter, what the obligatory Jihād is, and what the non-obligatory Jihād is. He also answered the questioners’ questions with legitimate answers that contain insight for he who desires clear-sightedness [tabassur] [regarding this issue].”
Also included in the Appendices are clarifications from Shaykh Fawzān and Imām al-Albānī that the terrorism perpetrated today by so-called jihād groups is far removed from the jihād sanctioned by Allāh (ʿazza wa jal) and his Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam). That these groups are not influenced by the Noble Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) but by deviated ideologies foreign to Islām.