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Topic #29: Killing in self-defense in Islam, is it permissible?

Killing in self-defense in Islam, is it permissible? [aatm raksha ka adhikar; killing in self defense india; is killing someone in self defense legal]

There are 2 perspectives to this situation in Islam.

The first one is that if you have an extreme animosity with someone which is to such an extent that if he or she sees you he or she would kill you immediately to save yourself you kill him or her first. If this is the situation then this killing in self-defense is not allowed in Islam.

The other situation is that you are innocent & someone tries to kill you or assault you in any way without any reason. In this situation, killing in self-defense is allowed in Islam & according to the Indian law as well.

And Allah knows best!

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