Using different types of weapons has become a dominant feature of today's wars. This study discusses the view point of the Islamic and International Humanitarian Law regarding using one dangerous type which is, burning, whether it is done in a primitive way as burning by fire or by modern weapons such as rockets. The study talks about the concept of using burning in wars and the view point of the Islamic and International Humanitarian Law in burning enemy members, wrongdoers, apostates and their belongings and burning what soldiers cannot carry at the end of the battles. The study also indicates some of the burned's rights such as washing and burying. The study concludes that it is not permissive to burn humans, animals and birds. Burning tress and belongings are also forbidden except if there is a war necessity.
Salem A. Abu Mukhadda
Burning, The War, Islamic Sharia, International Humanitarian Law.