Permissability of taking diamonds, gold etc. from conflict areas

Question ID: 32270

Respected Mufti Sahib, I am in a really really desperate situation and need of your sincere advice. I joined the army when I was about 18 which is about one year ago and was early discharged honorably this year. Unfortunately for me I just find it extremely hard and it’s impossible for me to work like the black boys in the shops and I won’t because the money is not enough because I have to pay my parents debts. I have made plans with a few contacts of mine in Central Africa and would like to travel there(conflict area) and get my hands on some diamonds (it’s not that difficult) from the mines itself and by myself. Although it’s dangerous the real reason I want the money is because I want to pay my parents debts of. If is not paid they’ll lose everything they have and we will have to live on the streets(Allah forbid).

1. Is it permissable for me to Go?
2. If unfortunately I come into a situation where I have to kill somebody will it be permissable?
3.If I am killed will I be regarded as a Shaheed?
4 can I take them Diamonds because it’s like a no man’s land everybody fighting and killing each other for it ?
5. Any advice for me?

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Asked on December 30, 2016 4:23 pm
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

1.) Yes.
2.) In self defense.
3.) If you are defending your life or property.
4.) Yes.
5.) Do not put yourself in any embarrassing position.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

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Answered on January 11, 2017 4:21 pm