Eating from an animal slaughtered by someone who curses Allaah and the Messenger

Question: Some people do not practice Islaam at all. They do not recite Qur’aan or even know one Aayah of it. They do not offer Salaah (prayer) nor pay Zakaah (obligatory charity). They even curse the religion and the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him). What is worse is that they curse Allaah, daily, yet still claim to be Muslims who testify that there is no deity except Allaah and that Muhammad is His Messenger. Is it permissible to eat the meat of their slaughtered animals, even though in our society there are so many of such people.

Answer: First of all: Abandonment of Salaah and denying its obligation is an act of Kufr (disbelief) according to Ijma‘ (consensus) of scholars. Similarly, the abandonment of Salaah due to laziness and carelessness is also an act of Kufr according to the more preponderant of the two opinions held by the scholars… read more here.

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Disbelieving in the Qur’aan and mocking bearded Muslims

Question: What is the ruling on the following categories of people in terms of belief and disbelief?
1- Who says that he does not believe in the Noble Qur’aan or in a verse of it.
2- A person who says that he believes his mind only.
3- A person who says to another, ‘You committed apostasy’ by going out with a girl displaying her charm.
4- A person who says: ‘I am in no need for such-and-such Tafsir (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan).
5- A person who acts as Imaam for his family in Friday Prayer at home and delivers a sermon claiming that he offers Friday Prayer at home. Is his Prayer valid?
6 – A person who says to another, ‘Why do you not let the sideburns grow instead of the beard?’ Does he scorn the Sunnah? The Prophet (peace be upon him) says: Let the beards grow.
7- If a person committing the previous sins is persistent and denies to repent, does he become a disbeliever for his rejection to the Qur’aan and Sunnah?

Answer: First: A person who says that he does not believe in the Noble Qur’aan or in a verse thereof or that he believes only his mind regardless of the Sharee`ah, should be told that this saying is an act of disbelief. If he persists in saying it, he is apostate from Islaam… read more here.

Insulting the Qur’aan and Hadeeth and obtaining unlawful gains

Question: The questioner’s father works as a public servant in the Egyptian government. He accepts bribes and insults Qur’aan and Ahaadeeth. If the Aayaat speaking of Hijaab (veil) are mentioned before him, he says: “Abandon this extremism!” Sometimes he performs Salaah (prayer) in the Masjid (mosque), sometimes in other places. He may also combine the prayers at one time. As for the questioner’s mother, she does not pray at all, but his sisters pray. Is he permitted to live with them? What is the ruling on eating and living off the money earned by this father? Please, give us your legal opinion!

Answer: Insulting Qur’aan and authentic Ahaadeeth is an act of Kufr (disbelief) that puts the doer outside the pale of Islaam. Abandoning Salaah intentionally is also an act of Kufr. As for accepting bribes, it is one of the major sins… read more here.

Insulting religion

Question: I am living in a house where a man resides with me. He shaves his beard from time to time, lies, and blasphemes. To sum up, he is suffering some signs of hypocrisy, may Allaah protect us! It happened that he blasphemed by insulting religion seven or eight times in ten minutes. Is it permissible to greet him with the salutation of Islaam while I hate him? Should I greet him back when he greets me? Please, tell the legal decision?

Answer: According to the legal texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and the consensus of opinions, blasphemy – Allaah forbid – is an act of open disbelief. Allaah says… read more here.

Nullifiers of Islaam

Question: After establishing the five Pillars mentioned in the Hadeeth, is there anything other than Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) that can render someone a Kaafir (disbeliever)?

Answer: Islaam means to testify that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, to establish Salaah (Prayer), to give Zakaah, to perform the Sawm (Fast) of Ramadan, and to perform Hajj to the Ka`bah if one is able to do so… read more here.

Making up for missed acts of worship during Riddah

Question: It is said that verbal Riddah (apostasy) takes place by uttering words to that effect such as insulting one’s religion. It is also said that one who apostatizes in word through such insulting or the like annuls whatever good deeds that preceded that apostasy like Salaah (Prayer), Sawm (fasting), Zakaah (obligatory charity), etc, or a vow that was made. Is that person obliged to make up for what was missed or what was annulled because of Riddah or not? If the answer is in the affirmative, should he make up for missed days of fasting consecutively or not?

Answer: Types of Riddah were pointed out earlier; and it is not a condition for it to occur that the Murtad (apostate) says, “I apostatize from Islaam.”… read more here.

Verbal, practical and doctrinal forms of Riddah

Question: It is said that Riddah (apostasy) may be committed either by words or actions. I hope that you briefly clarify for me the verbal, practical and doctrinal forms of Riddah.

Answer: Riddah is reverting to Kufr (disbelief) after accepting Islaam. It may be by word, action, erroneous belief or doubt. Consequently, whoever associates other partners with Allaah; denies His Lordship, His Oneness, one of His Attributes or some of His Books or Messengers… read more here.

Insulting Allaah

Question: Among the widespread major sins common in our country is insulting Allaah. What is the legal decision on that? Will a wife of the wrongdoer be divorced even if he denies committing the sin? Please, give us a Fatwaa, may Allaah reward you.

Answer: Insulting Allaah is one of the major sins. It is apostasy from Islaam. Whoever does that should haste to repent, seek forgiveness and do a lot of good deeds. If they sincerely repent to Allaah, He will forgive them and their wives will be back again to them in marriage… read more here.

Ruling on insulting Allaah’s Being

Question: I am a Muslim lady living in Denmark with my Muslim husband, and we have three children – praise be to Allaah! To maintain my privacy, I will give my name as M.M.M. In a moment of violent anger, I insulted the Being of Allaah, the Most High, the Omnipotent. Since then, my husband has refused to talk to me. He claims that I am an apostate, and that Allaah has nullified my marriage contract; prohibited him from eating meat from any animal I may sacrifice, me from inheriting, anyone from performing the Funeral Prayer for me, my dead body from being washed, shrouded, and buried, and so my body will be left to tempt stray dogs; and my wealth can be plundered by Muslims. I am feeling the deepest regret for what I did, as this is the first time in my life to do such thing. I am cultured and knowledgeable person – praise be to Allaah! – and I know that what I did was detestable. I was advised to write to you concerning my Tawbah (repentance to Allaah). Can I perform Tawbah? And is it permissible for my husband to take me back after what happened, and how should this be done? May Allaah set right your conditions!

Answer: There is no doubt that insulting the Being of Allaah (Glorified be He) is an act of Riddah (apostasy) that takes the one who does it out of the fold of Islaam… read more here.