Brother yes I mean fard e ayn not kifaya.
The sunnah is khilafah first then jihad fee sabilil lah. Like I said Jihad to defend lands lives and property are allowed but only in the locality involved. Without a khalifah and without a base how can you expect others to join the jihad? They have no idea where they are going and who they are joining. A khalifah is a source of dawa and unity to all Muslims and non Muslims. He is out in the open not hiding in a cave, he declares his messages to everyone via his own media....he invites Muslims to learn from him, to see how the deen operates.
The first thing the rasul did when he entered Madina munawwara was he established a masjid and a market. This the sunnah. Why is it called munawwara (the enlightened)? Because the deen was established there..and only when the same model is followed will we have victory.
Who have I read? I have read the book knows as the sign of the sword by shaykh abdal qadir as sufi. He says when Muslims invade the lands of the kuffar fee sabililah they can kill preists and monks if they are fighters..otherwise not.
When Muslim armies invaded foreign states did they eat food from the trees and land or did they pay for it?
I heard a story where some Muslims took jizya from non Muslims...then they found that they could not defend the non Muslims so they gave them back the jizya, and left. This is Islam...it has its own laws.
I agree with this. But osama had not authority and neither does ayman to declare war on behalf of all Muslims...they are not the Khalifs....they did not make themselves khalifs they are just ordinary Muslims...and some might even say rebels who would be punished by a khalif for causing fitna."The fundamental flaw in our thinking about Bin Laden is that 'Muslims hate and attack us for what we are and think, rather than what we do.' Muslims are bothered by our modernity, democracy, and sexuality, but they are rarely spurred to action unless American forces encroach on their lands. It's American foreign policy that enrages Osama and al-Qaeda, not American culture and society."
Imperial Hubris argues that Osama bin Laden's war against the U.S. is a classical example of defensive jihad waged against an enemy occupier rather than an apocalyptic attack on "freedom."