(Humane Treatment of War Prisoners is a Principle of Jihad)
The Prophet (PBUH) said "Treat war prisoners in a good manner." In this connection, Al-'Aas ibn Al-Rabie' said, "I was kept as a war prisoner under the supervision of a group of Al-Ansar (supporters) - may Allah reward them - and every time at lunch or dinner, they would give me the bread, even every little chunk, and keep the dates for themselves, although they had little bread. Al-Walid ibn Al-Mughira reaffirmed this fact as well. Yazeed also said, 'They used to let us ride (camels) while they would march on foot.'