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.