Annulling the Shahaadah

Question: What is the separating line between Kufr (disbelief) and Islaam? What about a person who utters the Two Testimonies of Eemaan, and then commits actions that contradict them, is he a Muslim, despite his Salaah (prayer) and way of life?

Answer: The separating line between Kufr (disbelief) and Islaam is uttering the Two Testimonies of Eemaan with truthfulness and sincerity and acting accordingly. Whoever fulfills this, is a Muslim and a believer. As for those who show hypocrisy and do not believe, or are insincere, they are not believers… read more here.

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Living among non-Muslims and when a person should leave a non-Muslim land

Question: What is the ruling on a person who worships Allaah Alone and associates nothing with Him in worship, yet he is living with communities of disbelievers and is unable to openly declare his Islaam, or clarify its objectives, or leave the non-Muslim country where he lives?

Answer: If the situation is as you have mentioned, then this person is excused for being incapable of leaving the non-Muslim land and fleeing with his religion to a place where he can publicly profess Islaam, propagate it and clarify its objectives to others… read more here.

Loving and mingling with Kuffaar

Question: The nature of work requires the intermingling between Muslim and non-Muslim workers. Sometimes we find Muslims and non-Muslims staying in the same room which makes it inevitable for them to eat, drink and mix together. We feel that some of the Muslims living like this take it as something normal and behave carelessly about it, and we sense in others, through their kind treatment and noble behavior towards non-Muslims, their sincere desire to attract them to embrace Islam. I hope this issue be submitted to his Eminence Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez ibn `Abdullaah ibn Baaz to give us the relevant ruling. May Allaah grant us all success in serving Islaam and Muslims.

Answer: It is impermissible to have a friendly relationship with non-Muslims or to mingle with them in a manner that may tempt (mislead) a Muslim away from Islaam… read more here.

Obligations towards non-Muslim co-workers

Question: There are non-Muslims working with us in our company, who are Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians. What are our obligations to each other and how should we treat them, without becoming friends?

Answer: You should invite them to Islaam, enjoin Ma`roof (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) on them, and forbid them from Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of). You should return kindness with kindness, and gently attract them to Islaam with good deeds. You should do this while disliking their Kufr (disbelief) and misguidance… read more here.

Taking disbelievers as friends

Question: What is the meaning of Allaah’s Saying: Take not as friends the people who incurred the Wrath of Allaah (i.e. the Jews). What is the meaning of aligning or allying oneself with them? Does it involve visiting, speaking and joking with them?

Answer: Allaah (Exalted be He) forbids believers to establish with the Jews and other disbelievers an alliance of friendship, love, solidarity and support. Moreover, believers are forbidden to take disbelievers as retinue of advisors, consultants or helpers even if they are not Muhaaribeen (those at war with Muslims)… read more here.

Ruling on hiring a non-Muslim

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to employ a non-Muslim as a servant or driver? What if this employer has no religion?

Answer: It is not permissible for a Muslim to employ a Kaafir (non-Muslim) as a servant, driver, or anything else in the Arabian Peninsula. This is because the Messenger (peace be upon him) commanded that the Mushrikeen (those who associate others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) should be driven out of the Arabian Peninsula… read more here.