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Apr 07, 2013
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Leading Sunni Scholar Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: No Parental Consent Needed to Wage Jihad in Syria

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

Following are excerpts from an interview with leading Sunni Islamic scholar Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on April 7, 2013:

Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi: The Jihad in Syria is now a personal duty incumbent upon all Muslims. This Jihad is no longer a collective duty. There is a type of Jihad that constitutes a collective duty, which, if waged by some, is not incumbent upon the others. On the other hand, there is a type of Jihad in which everybody must participate – each according to his capabilities. The Jihad in Syria is a duty incumbent upon the entire people. There is a group that has been fighting for two years and has just entered the third, and whoever is capable must help this group. Parental consent is not required in this case.


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