Friday, March 18, 2011

During a heated argument he said that he was a kaafir. What is the ruling?


During a heated argument he said that he was a kaafir. What is the ruling?
When I was having an argument with one of my relatives, I uttered the words, “I am a kaafir” and I slapped myself on the face. Please note that I regret what happened and I need direction and guidance. What is the religious ruling on this case? Do I have to offer any expiation?.

From Quran Blog 

And important note that we want to discuss and share with you its is about reading Quran and Reciting Holy Quran to understand it, Ramadan is the month when the beautiful the Holy Quran has been revealed.  A miracle by the creator of the worlds, Allah (SWT)  Should we not glorify him by reading the gift he has sent down for us and learn Arabic Quran by heart  to feel the power of it and learn is with translation to understand it and let our heart fill will tears of glory and wash away our sins  “Will they not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts”, read Holy Quran, Surah Muhammad, Verse 24.

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Praise be to Allaah.

Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon (Verily to
Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return). We ask Allaah to keep us safe
and sound in this world and in the Hereafter, and we ask Him for a good end
and to cause us to die in faith. 

You should
realize that you have fallen into the worst and most abhorrent of sins,
which is the sin of kufr (disbelief) and apostasy, Allaah forbid. 

The words
which you say that you said are a clear statement of kufr and apostasy. The
scholars said: when a person utters the words of kufr, he is judged to be an
apostate (if he knew the meaning of the words) and he need not be asked
about his intention, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“If you
ask them (about this), they declare: ‘We were only talking idly and joking.’
Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons,
signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?”

[al-Tawbah 9:65] 

stated that they disbelieved after having believed, even though they said,
“We spoke the words without believing them, we were only talking idly and

Ibn Nujaym
said: Whoever speaks the words of kufr, jokingly or otherwise, is a kaafir
according to all the scholars, and it doesn’t matter what his real belief

End quote. 

al-Raa’iq (5/134). See also Nawaaqid al-Eemaan
al-Qawliyyah wa’l-‘Amaliyyah (p. 95). 

Shaykh Ibn
‘Uthaymeen said: 

If he utters
words that put him beyond the pale of Islam, such as saying that he is a Jew
or a Christian or Magian or that he has nothing to do with Islam, or with
the Qur’aan or the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),
then he is a kaafir and an apostate, and we take him at his word. End

al-Mumti’, 6/279 

Apostasy is
an extremely serious matter. The scholars differed concerning one who
apostatizes then repents: will any of the reward for his previous deeds
remain, or is it all erased because of his apostasy? 

al-Fawzaan was asked the following question: 

What is the
ruling on one who apostatizes from Islam then returns to it? Should he
repeat his previous deeds in accordance with the pillars of Islam, such as
Hajj, fasting and prayer, or is it sufficient for him to repent and return
to Islam? 

He replied: 

The correct
scholarly view is that if the apostate returns to Islam and enters Islam
anew, repenting to Allaah, then he does not need to repeat the deeds that he
did before apostatizing, because Allaah has stipulated that in order for
deeds to be cancelled out by apostasy, the person has to die as an

Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever,
then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will
be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever”

[al-Baqarah 2:217] 

So in order
for deeds to be lost, it is stipulated that a person persist in apostasy
until he dies in that state. The verse indicates that if a person repents
then the deeds that he did before apostatizing are still valid and will be
rewarded in sha Allaah. End quote. 

Al-Muntaqa min Fataawa al-Fawzaan, 5/429 

With regard
to slapping the face, this is a deed of Jaahiliyyah which the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned against. It is narrated
that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) disavowed
himself of the one who does that, as he said: “He is not one of us who slaps
his cheeks, rends his garment and calls out with the cry of the
Jaahiliyyah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1294). This indicates that slapping
the cheeks is a major sin. 

As you
regret what you did, we hope that Allaah will accept your repentance. You
have to utter the Shahaadatayn (twin declaration of faith) in order to
re-enter Islam after going out of it. You have to do good deeds and guard
your tongue, for a person may say a word that angers Allaah but he regards
it as insignificant, then he will be thrown into the Fire and will continue
falling down into it for seventy years. 

With regard
to expiation, there is no expiation for what you have done apart from
repentance, regret and resolve not to do it again. 

We ask
Allaah to accept your repentance and to enable you to adhere to His

And Allaah
knows best. 

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