What is the ruling on ridiculing the religion of Islaam and religious people?

Question 402: What is the ruling on ridiculing Deen (religion) of Islaam and religious people?

Answer: Holding Deen and religious people up to ridicule is Riddah (apostasy) that takes the one who does it out of the fold of Islaam. Allaah (Exalted be He) says, Say: “Was it at Allaah (عز وجل), and His Aayaat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?” Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed.... read more here.

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Anyone who jokingly ridicules the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Question 401: What is the ruling on anyone who ridicules the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) with the intention of only annoying another person? Is this Haraam (prohibited)?

Answer: Ridiculing the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace be upon him) is an act of Kufr (disbelief) and apostasy from Islam, even if the person is joking or intending to annoy someone else. Allaah (Exalted be He) says, If you ask them (about this), they declare: “We were only talking idly and joking.” Say: “Was it at Allaah (عز وجل), and His Aayaat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?” Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed.... read more here.