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.