Islam and international law

If war does take place, it is subject to clear regulations under Islamic Shari'a. Religious teachings had an evident effect on the emergence of the rules of war, which attained the status of legal rules based on three fundamental requirements: necessity, humanity and chivalry.

About the author

Sheikh Wahbeh al-Zuhili

Dr. Sheikh Wahbeh M. al-Zuhili is professor and head of the Islamic Law (fi qh) and Doctrines Department of the Faculty of Shari’a, University of Damascus. He is the author of several books and studies on major issues related in particular to Islamic law.