Archives: Apostasy

He has left Islam three times

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Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Truly, the religion with Allaah is Islam” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:19]  “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85] The essence of Islam is submission • Read More »

Her husband has left Islam; is she entitled to maintenance during the ‘iddah period?

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Praise be to Allaah. Yes, you are entitled to maintenance during the ‘iddah, because the separation happened because of the husband, since he left Islam. Imaam al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Kitaab al-Umm (vol. 6), “If he – i.e., the husband – becomes an apostate (leaves Islam), he should still spend • Read More »

Ruling on one who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

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Praise be to Allaah.   The answer to this question may be given by addressing the two following issues: 1 – The ruling on one who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) The scholars are unanimously agreed that a Muslim who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be • Read More »

He declared that he was an apostate in order to avoid having to offer expiation, then he repented and regretted it

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Praise be to Allaah.Firstly: The Shaytaan keeps on making falsehood appear attractive and gradually makes a person fall into the worst of evil deeds and the gravest of major sins, namely shirk (associating others with Allaah), thinking that he is doing himself a favour. How can a person try to avoid fasting for two consecutive • Read More »

Is it permissible for him to kill practitioners of witchcraft without the permission of the authorities?

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Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: If it is proven that a person is doing witchcraft then it is obligatory to kill him because of his evil and the harm that he is doing to people. This has been explained in the answer to question no. 13941. What is required of those whom Allaah has placed • Read More »

Handing over of a Christian woman who wants to become Muslim to her family

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Praise be to Allaah. If the family of this student would, upon leaning of her becoming Muslim, prevent her from being Muslim and force her to remain a kaafir, and handing her over to them would mean that she would be exposed to harassment and tribulation, then undoubtedly what the principal of the school has • Read More »

Is expiation required of one who reviles a Muslim, such as saying to a Muslim “May the religion of your mother be cursed” [an Arabic form of insulting or cursing]?

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Praise be to AllahReviling the faith or the religion or Islam is major kufr (disbelief), according to scholarly consensus. The one who does this should be asked to repent. If he repents, all well and good, otherwise he should be executed, Allah forbid. See questions no. 42505 and 65551. With regard to reviling the religion • Read More »

Regarding riba as permissible

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Praise be to Allaah.   Riba is forbidden according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and definitive scholarly consensus. Whoever regards it as permissible is a kaafir, because the basic principle is that whoever rejects something on which there is obvious scholarly consensus is guilty of kufr. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on • Read More »

If a person apostatizes then returns to Islam, should he repeat Hajj?

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Praise be to Allaah. The more correct of the two scholarly opinions is that if the apostate repents to Allaah and enters Islam again, repenting and turning to Allaah, he does not have to repeat the actions that he did before he apostatized, because Allaah has stipulated for deeds to be rendered worthless by apostasy • Read More »

Confusion about the hadeeth of the blind man who killed his slave woman who reviled the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

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Praise be to Allaah. The story referred to in the question was narrated by Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: A blind man had a female slave who had borne him a child (umm walad) who reviled the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and disparaged him, and • Read More »

Regarding the hadeeth about the blind man who killed his slave woman who had borne him a child (umm walad) because she reviled the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

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Praise be to Allaah. Discussion of the incident mentioned in the question involves the following topics: 1 – The ruling on the hadeeth. This hadeeth was narrated by Abu Dawood (4361), and via him and via another isnaad also by al-Daaraqutni (3/112). It was also narrated by al-Nasaa’i in al-Mujtaba (4070) and in al-Sunan al-Kubra • Read More »