What Does Islam Say About War?
War Ethics In Islam
The Command of War In Islam
O people! I charge you with ten rules; learn them well!
Stop, O people, that I may give you ten rules for your guidance on the battlefield.
Do not commit treachery or deviate from the right path.
You must not mutilate dead bodies.
Neither kill a child, nor a woman, nor an aged man.
Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire,
especially those which are fruitful.
Slay not any of the enemy's flock, save for your food.
You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services;
leave them alone.
Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you*, but do not be aggressive.
To those against whom war is made,
permission is given (to fight)*
because they are wronged.
Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order,
but call on Him with fear and longing (in your hearts):
for the Mercy of Allah is (always) near to those who do good.
*fighting is allowed only in self-defense
Muslim Women's Institute for Research and Development
Nurah Rosalie Amat'ullah @ Huffington Post