Why so-called Islamic State chooses to bomb during Ramadan


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The belief in Ramadan as a month of war comes from Islamic history itself.

The Prophet Muhammad waged his first jihad, known as the Battle of Badr, during Ramadan in 624.

Eight years later he also conquered Mecca during the month of Ramadan, thereby claiming the city which houses one of Islam's most holy sites today: the Kaaba.

The attack on the Prophet's tomb caused shock across the Islamic world - raising the question of why IS might chose to bomb the burial site of Islam's most central figure?

IS adopts an ultra-literal and puritanical form of Islam that - contrary to most Muslims - believes the Prophet's Mosque is actually a shrine, because the Prophet is buried within its confines. As a result, they regard it as distracting people from the worship of God alone and believe the site should be demolished.

That kind of thinking fuels the radical belief that jihad is, in itself, much more than just a militaristic action. It is also seen as an act of worship akin to ordinary ritual acts and is fought "fi sabil Allah" (in the path of Allah).

For more: Why so-called Islamic State chooses to bomb during Ramadan - BBC News
 
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