17. It is not Lawful for a Muslim to Reside in a War Zone

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1- عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ النَّوْفَلِيِّ عَنِ السَّكُونِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) قَالَ بَعَثَ رَسُولُ اللهِ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) جَيْشاً إِلَى خَثْعَمٍ فَلَمَّا غَشِيَهُمُ اسْتَعْصَمُوا بِالسُّجُودِ فَقُتِلَ بَعْضُهُمْ فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ النَّبِيَّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) فَقَالَ أَعْطُوا الْوَرَثَةَ نِصْفَ الْعَقْلِ بِصَلاتِهِمْ وَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) أَلا إِنِّي بَرِي‏ءٌ مِنْ كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ نَزَلَ مَعَ مُشْرِكٍ فِي دَارِ الْحَرْبِ.


1. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father, from af-Nawfafiy from af-Sakuniy who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that once, the Messenger of Allah dispatched an army against the KhatlTam. When this army was overpowered by the enemy they sought protection by performing prostration. Certain ones among them were killed. When the news reached the Holy Prophet he said, ‘You must pay half of the amount of compensation for their lives because of their prayer.’ The Holy Prophet said, ‘I certainly denounce one who is a Muslim and yet goes to reside in the war zone with the pagans.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: ضعيف على المشهور - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (18/379)