The excuse of being ignorant in insulting and fighting religious rituals

Question: The issue of (insulting religion): Can we immediately judge a person who insults religion to be a Kaafir (disbeliever)? What is the ruling on women and children who insults religion?

(2) The issue of (excuse for ignorance): about ridiculing the beard, the Niqaab (face veil), the Qamees (long shirt), or the Muslims; also the issue of insulting religion: Can people be excused for being ignorant if they commit these things?

(3) The issue of (excuse for ignorance): about matters related to worshiping graves or Taaghoot (false gods). Can the people who worship graves and Taaghoot be excused for being ignorant in this regard? We would like you to guide us to the truth on this issue and also on the issue of (fighting religious activity): Are those who are employed for that purpose excused for being ignorant in this regard?

(4) The process of argumentation against a Muslim who offers sacrifices to other than Allaah, or invokes other than Allaah, or helps tyrants: Can any Muslim who has knowledge about these issues argue against those who do such things? Are there any other conditions for establishing evidence against them?

Answer: Firstly: Inviting others to the Way of Allaah must be done with wisdom, good admonition, arguing with them in the best constructive way. This is an obligation enjoined by Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law). Allaah (Exalted be He) says (what means)… read more here.

Insulting religion and building Masjids over graves

Question: What is the ruling on those who commit blasphemy? What if they are first degree of kinship such as the father or the brother? What is the ruling on shrines like Ibraaheem Al-Dusuqee, Al-Sayyid Al-Badawee, Al-Husayn, etc. What about the Masjids (mosques) built around these graves? Do they fall under the Prophet’s Hadeeth, Allaah curses the Jews and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship. ?

Answer: First, blasphemy is an act of apostasy if a blasphemer is a Muslim. It is the duty of whoever knows that to forbid the Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and advise them for they hopefully may accept the advice, stop doing Munkar, and repent to Allaah… read more here.

Types of Kufr

Question: Kindly, cite all the cases whereby a person is judged to be a Kaafir (disbeliever), outside the Deen (religion) of Islaam. What is the ruling on a person judged as such? Please, give a brief account on Riddah (apostasy), the lower degree of Kufr (disbelief) and love and hate of such a person for Allaah’s Sake.

Answer: The Mukaffiraat (Crimes, the perpetration of which make one a disbeliever) that place a person outside Islaam are many, among them are the following… read more here.

Tearing the Mus-haf

Question: What is the legal ruling on a man who takes hold of a Mus-haf (Qur’aan-book) and starts tearing it page by page despite being fully aware that it is a Mus-haf, and despite being warned by another man standing beside him that it was a Mus-haf? Moreover, what is the ruling on a man who extinguishes a cigarette on the Mus-haf?

Answer: By doing so, they are both judged to be disbelievers, for insulting and desecrating the Book of Allaah (Exalted be He). Their behavior comes under the same ruling as the mockers of its authority… read more here.

Ruling on someone who insults religion

Question: What is the ruling on someone who testifies: “Laa ilaahaa illaa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah) and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah,” performs Salaah (Prayer) and all the other religious obligations, but, when they are angry or in a discussion with a certain person, they say some words that I am ashamed to mention or say, except in this type of situation that necessitates me to do so to explain the situation. The things that are said are such as: “Damn your Lord’s Religion” and other similar phrases. Is someone who says such things obliged to perform Ghusl (a ritual bath) and are their deed nullified? Please explain this matter to us.

Answer: What you mentioned about the person saying: “Damn your Lord’s Religion,” this takes them out of Islaam. It is obligatory that they should be advised and guided with wisdom, good advice, and the best arguments, so Allaah may guide them and they will stop saying such things in the future… read more here.