According to the ’Qura~n, war represents an “unwanted obligation” which has to be absolutely carried out with strict observance of particular humane and moral values and resorted only when it is inevitable. In a verse, it is explained that those who start wars are the disbelievers and that God does not approve wars: “…Each time they kindle the fireofwar,Allah extinguishes it. They rush about the earth corrupting it. Allah does not love corrupters.”(Chapter of Almm-idah, verse 64)
A closer examination of Prophet Mu’hammad’s life reveals that war is a method resorted for defensive purposes only in unavoidable situations.