مكتب المرجع السيستاني يوضح ما ورد بخطبة الجمعة من ( ان الدفاع واجب كفائي – al-Sistani clarifies the “jihad fatwa”

Dated: 14 June 2015

Original source (Arabic): http://www.sistani.org/arabic/in-news/24909/

Nun News Agency

Translation starts here:

The Office of the Marja’ al-Sistani clarifies what was reported in the Friday sermon (that defence is a wajib kafai [collective duty])

The Office of the Marja’ya representing Grand Ayatollah al-Sayyid Ali Al-Sistani has clarified 4 points with respect to what was said (the defence is wajib kafai [collective duty) which was announced today during the Friday sermon at the Imam Hussain Shrine. The Nun news agency is reporting the 4 key points which are:

  • Volunteering to defend the country and the holy places to oppose the terrorists should be done through official mechanisms and in coordination with the government authorities.
  • The officials and their representatives must review the official bodies that have are involved in the volunteering process.
  • The volunteer request is also limited to official bodies.
  • The defence is a duty for those able and trained to carry weapons, and able to carry out the tasks required to a high standard, and is not required to increase the chaos.

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