Thursday, August 13, 2015

(Audio & Notes) The 15 Shades of Kufr [Revisited]





Kufr is taken from the root word kafara which means to cover up
Therefore the kaafir is the one who covers up the haqq (the truth)
Kufr can be major or minor
We will be looking at the major kufr
That is the kufr which ejects you outside the fold of Islam

An example of minor kufr is to drink alcohol, to commit zina, to fight with a Muslim etc
If you fight with a Muslim it is considered a minor kufr
Because Allah (swt) still calls them mu’minoon in the Quran

And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allah; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are equitable. (Al-Hujurat 49:9)

This Ayah came down when two groups of sahabah were fighting
And Allah (swt) still referred to them as mu'minoon

The only time it is major kufr is when you believe it is halal to fight and kill muslims. The following Hadith is an example of minor kufr:

Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW), said, "Insulting a Muslim is going off the path (fusuq) and killing him is disbelief (kufr)." [al-Bukhari (48) and Muslim (64)]



It means to deny that which is known of Islam by necessity
The moment you deny this branch of knowledge you become a kaafir
An example is atheism - to deny that Allah (swt) exist
The Pharaoh is guilty of this kufr

Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "O chiefs! I know not that you have an ilah (a god) other than me, so kindle for me (a fire), O Haman, to bake (bricks out of) clay, and set up for me a Sarhan (a lofty tower, or palace, etc.) in order that I may look at (or look for) the Ilah (God) of Musa (Moses); and verily, I think that he [Musa (Moses)] is one of the liars." (Al-Qasas 28:38)

The attitude of the Pharaoh was to ask his soldiers to build him a tower
So he could prove to them that there is no God up there
That attitude is called inkaar

The people who rejected zakat during the caliphate of Abu Bakr (ra)
Also committed the kufr of inkaar
The people who deny a pillar of Imaan (Qadr) also committed the kufr of inkaar

Ata' bin Abi Rabah said, "I went to Ibn 'Abbas and found him drawing water from the well of Zamzam. The bottom of his clothes was wet with the water of Zamzam and I said to him, 'They talked about Al-Qadar (some denied it).' He asked, 'Have they done this?' I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'By Allah! This Ayah was revealed only about them, ("Taste you the touch of Hell!" Verily, We have created all things with Qadar.). They are the worst members of this Ummah. Do not visit those who fall ill among them or pray the Funeral prayer for those among them who die. If I saw one of them, I would pluck out his eyes with these two fingers of mine." [Tafsir Ibn Kathir (7/483), Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim (10/3321) No. 18715, Ithaf al-Khiyarah al-Maharah al-Busayri (6/280) No. 5846, its narrators are Thiqat (trustworthy)]


That is when you doubt a crucial aspect of Islam
The moment you doubt it, you are no longer inside the fold of Islam
If you doubt that Muhammad (saw) was the messenger of Allah
Or you doubt that he (saw) was the last Prophet
You committed the kufr of Shakk
The moment you doubt The Day of Recompense you are a kaafir
Allah (swt) spoke about these people in 2:10 below:

In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. (Al-Baqarah 2:10)

The disease Allah (swt) is speaking about in the above ayah is doubt
If you doubt your faith, you are a kaafir.

Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful. (Al-Hujurat 49:15)

It is worthy of mentioning that your shahada has 7 conditions
One of those conditions is certainty (yaqeen)
If you doubt the Quran is the Speech of Allah, you are no longer inside the fold of Islam

If there are two men
one commits adultery but he doesn't have doubts about Islam 
and the other man has doubts about Islam 
the man with doubts about Islam in his heart is worse 
because doubts makes you a kaafir
but adultery doesn't make you a kaafir
This view is the ijma of the scholars

There are two types of kufr:

A. Kufr Amalee (action)

This is when you drink alcohol, commit theft, commit zina etc
This kufr is minor kufr so it doesn't make you a kaafir

B. Kufr Qalbee (heart)

This is when you doubt Islam or some aspects of Islam
For example you doubt Muhammad (saw) is a Prophet
Or the Quran is the speech of Allah (swt)
You are not sure about Islam anymore
Because you allow doubts to encroach on your soul
You are not sure Islam is the Haqq anymore
You are no longer a Muslim


I'raad is used by the scholars of aqeeda and fiqh
It means to turn away from the deen of Allah (swt) and refuse to learn it
To the extent that you don't know surah Fatiha or the adhan
If you can't recite Surah Fatiha, you are a kaafir

The same word, i'raad is used by the scholars of fiqh
For example:
The man who turns his back on his wife in the bed and refuse to have sex with her
This is called I'raad. A woman can do this as well
This is a reason for divorce

I'raad is called rejection, or to turn away

Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahaab (rh) mentioned ten things that make you a kaafir
He mentioned I’raad as the tenth

Tenth: Turning away from Allaah’s Religion, not learning it or implementing it (is an act of disbelief). The proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the ayaat (signs/verses) of his Lord, then turns away from them. Verily, We shall extract retribution from the criminals.” [Nawaaqid Al-Islam – Nullifiers of Islam By the Noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn AbdulWahhaab]

About I'raad Allah said:

"But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'an nor acts on its orders, etc.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." 
He will say:"O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)." (Allah) will say: "Like this, Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allah's Mercy)." (Ta-Ha 20:124-126)

In the above mentioned Ayah Allah is talking about a kaafir. Therefore, whoever turns away from Islam and refuse to learn it is an infidel.


Istikbaar is the kufr of arrogance, pride and haughtiness
This was the kufr of the shaitan
This is the plight of the shaitan

And (remember) when We said to the angels: "Prostrate yourselves before Adam.". And they prostrated except Iblis (Satan), he refused and was proud and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allah). (Al-Baqarah 2:34)

Allah (swt) is hereby making takfir on the shaitan
A person becomes a kaafir due to pride
When his pride causes him to disobey Allah (swt)
If your pride causes you to rebel against Allah, you are a kaafir

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas'ud that the Apostle of Allah (SAW), observed: He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people. [Sahih Muslim (1/93) No. 91]

The pride which the Prophet (saw) is talking about is the pride
Which causes you to reject the haqq
We all have a certain amount of pride in us
But when your pride is so strong that it causes you to reject the haqq,
You have become a kaafir
Pride was the plight of Nimrod too
It was his downfall
He argued with Prophet Abraham (as)
He said he gives and takes life like Allah (swt)

Have you not looked at him who disputed with Ibrahim (Abraham) about his Lord (Allah), because Allah had given him the kingdom? When Ibrahim (Abraham) said (to him) : "My Lord (Allah) is He Who gives life and causes death." He said, "I give life and cause death." Ibrahim (Abraham) said, "Verily! Allah causes the sun to rise from the east; then cause it you to rise from the west." So the disbeliever was utterly defeated. And Allah guides not the people, who are Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:258)

Pride was also the downfall of the Pharaoh
Though in his heart he believed
But outwardly he rejected faith in the name of pride

And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars.). (An-Naml 27:14)

Pride was the downfall of Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab


Istihlaal is when you make haram halal and visa versa
If a person drinks alcohol, he is not a kaafir
But when he says alcohol is halal, he is a kaafir
Because he has committed the kufr of Istihlaal
When you do istihlaal you are legislating
Only Allah has the power and authority to legislate 
The person who legislates is call a zindeeq (heretic)

The following Ayah is about the kufr of legislating

Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayatin (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al­Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism]. (Al-An'am 6:121)

The pagan Arabs used to eat dead meat and invite the Muslims to eat it also.
Allah (swt) brought down the above verse stating that
They are Mushrikeen just like them if they eat the meat
Because they eat meat which is haram

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)) to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)[]. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)." (At-Tawbah 9:31)

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H):  “Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.” – “Al-Fataawa”, Vol. 3/267


The kufr of Nifaq is hypocrisy
This is when you pretend to be a Muslim but you don't believe
This person is different from the one who doubts
This person doesn't believe at all, he pretends to believe
The person who doubts says ‘maybe’
They are not the same
The hypocrite is the worst person under the heavens

Hence, Allah said:

Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

Allah said the hypocrites have a disease in their hearts.

In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. (Al-Baqarah 2:10)


  1. He wants to benefit from your contacts
  2. He wants to benefit from the wealth of the MuslimHe embraces Islam for you to feed himI was in South Africa and some ‘muslims’ came to the Zakat officeAnd asked that they should be given from the Zakat fundBecause they are ‘muslims’ and are eligible to receive the zakatThe Shaikh asked them to recite Surah Fatiha but they couldn’tThese were hypocrites trying to benefit from the wealth of Ummah
  3. He wants to marry a beautiful Muslim girl andHe knows he can't unless he is Muslim so he takes his shahada a fake shahada
  4. He was planted in the community by the FBI, CIA, MI5 to spy on the Muslims


When he comes to the masjid, he prays without making wudhu
He wasn't taught this by the FBI.
Even if they make wudu, they do it incorrectly
Ex. they wash the left hand before the right hand
Your wudu is rejected if you do this because you mix up the format
When he stands for prayer, he puts the left hand over the right hand
He ask incriminating questions
The pen in his pocket is a recorder
He is an agent provocateur - it's called entrapment
The spy always asks you questions like:
"When are you going to the dawla?"
"When is your flight?"...,"Where are you?"...
Don’t tell anyone about yourself on Paltalk or any other social media
The FBI is all over Facebook and Paltalk asking questions
If you didn't know this person is a spy, you have an IQ of a mosquito
Sometimes they use women to entrap people

Allah (swt) said about the munafiq:

Verily, the hyprocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (An-Nisa 4:145)

The rasool (saws) said about the munafiq:

Abdullah ibn 'Amr narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said, "If anyone has four characteristics, he is a pure hypocrite, and if anyone has one of them, he has an aspect of hypocrisy until he gives it up: whenever he is trusted, he betrays his trust; whenever he speaks, he lies; when he makes an agreement, he breaks it; and when he quarrels, he deviates from the truth by speaking falsely." [al-Bukhari (34) and Muslim (58)]


This is the kufr of mocking Allah, the Prophet (saw) or the deen
In this regard, Allah said:

If you ask them (about this), they declare: "We were only talking idly and joking." Say: "Was it at Allah, and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (SAW) that you were mocking?" Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimun (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals, etc.). (At-Tawbah 9:65-66)

This is Allah (swt) making takfir on the people who practice Istihzaa in the above Ayah

Just to be in the company where people are mocking the deen,
You have left the fold of Islam
You are not allowed to sit in the company where people are mocking the deen
In this regard, Allah said:

And it has already been revealed to you in the Book (this Qur'an) that when you hear the Verses of Allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that; (but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, Allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell, (An-Nisa 4:140)

You’re a kaafir if you call a woman a ninja for wearing the niqab
You’re a kaafir if you make a mockery of people who make salah
Or wear the beard, call the adhan,

When I gave a speech on this topic in South Africa, a man left crying
Because no one told him about the different types of kufr.
He said he saw all these types kufr within his own family.


The Shaitan was guilty of this as mentioned in the ayah below

And (remember) when We said to the angels; "Prostrate to Adam." So they prostrated except Iblis (Satan). He was one of the jinns; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord. Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you? What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc). (Al-Kahf 18:50)

The Shaitan is a mu’tazila
A mu'tazila is a rationalist, he thought he was better than Adam (as)

(Allah) said: "What prevented you (O Iblis) that you did not prostrate, when I commanded you?" Iblis said: "I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay." (Al-A'raf 7:12)


Not every lie makes you a kaafir
If a man propose to a girl and he lies about his age that is called deception
This kufr is minor kufr
When you lie on Allah (swt), you are a kaafir

And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, while he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers) folk. (As-Saff 61:7)

When you lie on the Prophet (saw) you are a kaafir
You become a zindeeq (heretic)
He does this to make up his own religion
And he likes to quote fabricated Hadiths
The following Hadith warns us about lying on the Prophet (saw)

Whoever tells a lie against me intentionally, then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Book 3, Hadith #108]

When the Prophet (saw) said "let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire." that seat is a permanent seat because to lie on the Prophet (saw) is a major kufr.

The Shias and Sufis are known for lying on the Prophet (saw)
They do this to make up their own religion
Below is an example of a fabricated Hadith

I am a city of knowledge and Ali is the gate by which you pass to obtain that knowledge. (Classified fabricated by Imam Bukhari)

When you take bribe to pass wrong verdicts in the Shariah courthouse makes you a kaafir
This is kufr of lying

Ibn Mas`ud was asked (by the people of Iraq), What is rashwa (taking bribes)? He replied, "This is suht (unlawful earning)." They said, "No, we meant in ruling." He then said, "This is the very kufr." Then he recited: "...And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kafirun." (Al-Ma'idah 5:44) [Tafsir al-Tabari (10/321) No. 11960, Tafsir Ibn Kathir (3/119)]


The kufr of replacing the Shariah with man-made laws
There is ijma among the Muslims
that whosoever replaces the Shariah is a kaafir
The following fatwas of the classical scholars explains further

Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said: “And it is known from the religion (of Islam) by necessity and by the consensus of all Muslims that whoever legalizes to follow other than the religion of Islam or a Shariah other than the Shariah of Muhammad (SAW), he is a Kaafir. And his kufr is similar to that of the one who believes in some part of the book (Quran) and reject some of it.” [Majmua al-Fataawa (28/524)]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer (d. 774H): “So whoever leaves the clear Shari’ah, which was revealed to Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, the Seal of the Prophets, and takes the Hukm to other than it from the laws of Kufr which are abrogated, he has disbelieved. So what about the one who takes the Hukm to the ‘Yasiq’ (the law of the Tartars which mixed Shari’ah rulings with invented rulings) and puts it before it?! Whoever does that, he has disbelieved by the Ijmaa’ of the Muslims.” – “Al-Bidaayah wa Nihaayah”, Vol. 13/119.

Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Baaz said: "There is no Eeman for the one who believes the laws of the people and their opinions are superior to the Hukm of Allah and His Messenger or that they are equal to it or that they resemble it or who leaves it or replaces it with fabricated laws and institutions invented by people, even if he believes that the laws of Allah are more encompassing and more just." [Wujoob Tah'keem Shari'ah Allah' (pg. 16-17)]


Taking sides with the enemies of Islam
It means to give your allegiance to the enemies of Islam
To help them against the Ummah of Muhammad (saw)
To help them to kill the Muslim
This is currently the practice of the house of Saud and the Pakistani regime

You (O Muhammad SAW) will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW ), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Ruh (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens (Paradise) under which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allah is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Verily, it is the Party of Allah that will be the successful. (Al-Mujadilah 58:22)

This is the plight of the House of Saud
Why do you think that the Arab woman who flew a plane
And killed the children and women of Raqqa was disowned her family publicly

Ibn Hazm Stated in Al-Muhalla (11/138): "What is correct is that His statement, the Most High, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them." (The Quran 5:51), should be understood on the basis of its apparent meaning. The person being referred to is a disbeliever from the generality of disbelievers, and no two Muslims disagree regarding this."

The book, al Muhallah, is a masterpiece

O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers and unjust). (Al-Ma'idah 5:51)

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have mercy on him, gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the eighth one of which states: "Assisting the disbelievers (against the believers) (Mudhaharatul Mushrikeen) and supporting them against the believers (is from the actions that negates of one's faith). The Proof being the statement of Allah, "And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). (The Quran 5:51)." [Nawaaqid Al Islaam By Muhammed Ibn abdul Wahaab]

Sheikh Ibn Baz stated (Al-Fatawa 1/274): "There is a consensus amongst the scholars that whoever supports the disbelievers against the believers (Dhahar Al-Kuffar 'Ala Al-Muslimeen), and assists them by any means of assistance, then he is a disbeliever just like them (the disbelievers he supported)…"

Sheikh Abdul Latif bin Abdur Rahman bin Hassan Aal-Sheikh, may Allah have mercy on him stated: "Whosoever helps the disbelievers or draws them to the country of Ahl Al-Islam (People of Islam), then such is a manifest apostate by consensus." [Ad-Durrar 8/326]

Note: when you see Aal-Sheikh it means they are from the family of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab

Ibn Hazm (rh) states that: “Whoever joins the ‘land of war’ and disbelief, of his own free will and in defiance of whoever amongst the Muslims calls him to his side, is by virtue of this act an apostate, by all the laws of apostasy, in Islam. Whoever is able to kill him must do so. His property is unprotected, his marriage null and void, all his rights are swept away. But whoever flees to the ‘land of war’ for fear of oppression, who neither opposes the Muslims in anything nor bears any malice towards them, and who was not able to find any refuge among the Muslims, is free of any guilt since he was compelled to leave. As for someone who takes the Muslims as his enemies, offering his help and his service to the disbelievers, he is a disbeliever. But those who would emigrate to non-Muslim lands in search of wealth or prosperity to live under their protection, while they were able to go to live amongst the Muslims in their own land, but still do not withdraw themselves from the disbelievers; such people are not far from the fold of disbelief, and we can find no possible excuse for them, so we ask Allah’s Forgiveness. As for the person who lives in the land of Karmathians by his own free will, he is without doubt a disbeliever, because they are avowed enemies of Islam, disbelievers and apostates who only long for the destruction of the Muslims. Concerning those who live in a land where some heretic tendencies, leading to disbelief, are manifested, they are not considered disbelievers, as Islam is supreme in the land where it is possible to practice Islam openly; to confirm the message of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), read the Qur’an, establish the prayer, perform the fast of Ramadan and fulfill one’s obligations entirely. The words of the Prophet (SAW), “I am not responsible for any Muslim who stays among polytheists” should clarify what we have said so far. It is clear that the Prophet (SAW) refers here to the ‘Dar ul-Harb’ [Ibn Hazm, al-Muhalla’: (13/139-140)]

The land of war is call darul harb - a land where they are killing Muslims.
If someone doesn’t accept the dawla or the Caliph, he is a hypocrite


They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and Marut, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, "We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. (Al-Baqarah 2:102)

Jundub (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “The hadd (prescribed punishment) for the practitioner of magic is a blow with the sword (i.e., execution)" [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/60) No. 1460, Sunan al-Daraqutni (4/120) No. 3204, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/401) No. 8073, al-Sunan al-Kabir al-Bayhaqi (8/234) No. 16500, al-Mu'jam al-Kabir al-Tabarani (2/161) No. 1665]


The kufr of making Allah (swt) similar to His creation
Example: To say Allah (swt) sees and hears like us
To say Allah (swt) has Hands and they resemble our hands

.......There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (Ash-Shura 42:11)


To give Allah's names and attributes to a man

this is major kufr
In refuting tamthil, Allah said:

"And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." (Al-Ikhlas 112:4)

The Shia are guilty of this kufr because they claim their Imams are infallible and they know when they are going to die and they choose when to die.

SHIA HUJJAH: All the Imams are infallible just like the prophets. The Shia derives their religion from their immaculate (infallible) Imams" (Usool al Kafi, p. 22)

SHIA HUJJAH: The Imams know when they will die, and they only die by their choice. (Al Kafi vol.1 p.258)

This ideology of the Shias, where they claim their Imams know when they are going to die, contradicts the Ayah below:

Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All­ Knower, All­ Aware (of things). (Luqman 31:34)

Tamthil, which is giving Allah's attributes to a man, is major kufr because Allah said:

The Arabic word kufuwan means co-equal
This word is used in fiqh as well
The scholars, Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi, and Ahmed Ibn Hanbal said people should marry their co-equal
Therefore, a Muslim girl who is a doctor 
should not marry a garbage collector
because he is not her kufuwan, co-equal
However, Imam Malik said "I beg to differ"
so he allows this marriage to go ahead
There is nothing in the heavens above or the earth below 
that resembles Allah or is equal to Allah


Apostasy is to leave Islam

Examples of leaving Islam is to say:

  1. I don't want to be a Muslim anymore
  2. Islam is a false religion
  3. Allah is a Tyrant
  4. Muhammad is a false Prophet
  5. Judgement day is a myth
  6. The Quran is fables
  7. Sharia is barbaric
  8. The kuffar are better than the Muslims
  9. There is no such thing as Qadr (destiny)
  10. Jesus was crucified by the Romans
  11. Sulayman was a magician and not a Prophet
  12. Wearing hijab is not fard. It is an Arab culture
  13. It is halal to marry five wives
  14. Quran alone is enough; Hadith is not important
  15. Democracy and Islam are the same because democracy means shura
  16. It is halal to join the Army of the Taghoot and fight Mujahideen
  17. Spying for the kuffar is halal because it's a job to earn a living
  18. Dabbling in black magic
  19. Believing that we get rain from the stars or something other than Allah
  20. Praying to the inhabitants of the graves and asking them for things

Above are 20 examples of leaving Islam

The punishment for leaving Islam is death. Hence, Allah said:

But if they turn back from Islam, take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. (An-Nisa 4:89)

The Prophet (saw) has commanded us to kill the apostates in the following Hadith:

On the authority of Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him." [Sahih Bukhari (4/61) No. 3017, Musnad Ahmad (1/322) No. 2968, Sunan al-Nasa'i (7/104) No. 4059, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/574) No. 2535, Sunan Abu Dawud (4/126) No. 4351, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/59) No. 1458]

It is worthy of mentioning that even though the Shariah kills the apostates, this can only be done in an Islamic State by the verdict of a Qadi (Muslim Judge).  It is not permissible to implement Sharia law in Darul Harb or Darul Kufr. Shariah Law can only be implemented in Darul Islam.

QUESTION 1: Is going to a Kaffir Court house for marriage dispute kufr?

Answer 1: Many Muslims go to the kaafir courthouse
Because they want custody of their children
If you were taken in a custody battle, you are not guilty of anything
But to approach the kuffaar and put your trust in their judgement, this not permissible
This is the kufr of tahaakum
If you have the alternative of going to a sharia court
Then it is haram to go to the kafir court
If you go the kafir court in this case you become a kafir

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

QUESTION 2: What proof do the imams use to say you have to marry your co-equal?

Answer 2: The proof is that Zaid Ibn Haritha (ra) got married to Zainab bint Jahsh (ra)
And the marriage did not work because she married beneath her status
This marriage is frowned upon
Only the Maliki Madhab says it is okay
The other three madhaahib frown upon this type of marriage

Question 3: Why are the rules of darul harb different from darul kufr or darul Islam?

Where they are locking up or killing innocent Muslim
The rules of Dar Harb are different from Darul Kufr

In darul Kufr, they are not killing Muslims
You have to pay back money to anyone you borrow from in darul kufr
But not in Darul Harb
The covenant of security is for Darul Kufr

In the time of the Prophet (saw) Makkah was Darul Harb
Ethiopia was darul kufr and Madina was Darul Islam

Question 4: If the wife refuses shariah court (for marriage disputes) does she became a kafir ?

Answer 4: Albani passed a fatwa saying this person is a kaafir
Because they prefer man made court over Shariah court

While 'Allama al-Shinqiti-May Allah be merciful with him-has said: To commit shirk with Allah in judging is of the same meaning as to commit shirk in His worship, there is no difference between the two in any manner. There is no difference in any sense between he who follows a system (nizam) other than Allah's system or law other than Allah's law (Shariah) and he who worships an idol or prostrates to a false god. They are the same and both are polytheists [associating others] with Allah. (Adwa' al-Bayan, 7:162)

Question 5: Is it really necessary to marry your co-equal?

Answer 5: According to Abu Hanifa, Shafi and Imam Ahmad it is better to marry someone who is your co-equal
To marry your co-equal in terms of profession and being intellectual helps to avert divorce
Also, you should marry someone spiritually compatible
A pious girl should not marry someone who sleeps around and drinks alcohol

Question 6: How can we advise a Muslim person who serves as a police, using law that is not Allah's law?

Answer 6: You are not allowed to governed except by what Allah (swt) has revealed
You are not allowed to enforce the law of the kaafir
You are only allowed to enforce Shariah law

....And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kafirun (i.e. disbelievers - of a lesser degree as they do not act on Allah's Laws). (Al-Ma'idah 5:44)

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

The law you follow is deen (religion) as stated in 12:76
Yusuf (as) didn’t judge his brother as per the law of the king
Because it is deen

So he began [the search] with their bags before the bag of his brother; then he extracted it from the bag of his brother. Thus did We plan for Joseph. He could not have taken his brother within the religion of the king except that Allah willed. We raise in degrees whom We will, but over every possessor of knowledge is one [more] knowing. (Yusuf 12:76) Sahih International

Question 7: If a Muslim does not seem to care about their deen do we have to keep reminding them? Or should we leave them alone and distance ourselves?

Answer 7: You can remind them if they are receptive
Else leave them alone

Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them). (Al-A'la 87:9)

Question 8: What is the ruling on Custody in shariah hukm ?

Answer 8: The parent who is the most God fearing gets the custody
When there is a breakup of the marriage
Whenever a woman remarries, she loses the custody of the child
However, as long as she remains single, she keeps the child if she was pious and the father was not
When the religion is mix (Muslim father; Christian mother)
The sharia gives the child to the religion which is better
In this case the Muslim father will get the child
Because Islam is better than Christianity
If a woman should make hijra to the dawla, she gets the child
Because the dawla is better than darul harb
And she is better than him because she made hijrah first

Question 9: There was a sister who committed suicide i.e strangled herself due to stress and oppression?

Answer 9: Committing suicide doesn’t make you a kafir
Unless if you believe it is halal
The sister has already died

Narrated Abu Huraira-: The prophet pbuh said, "He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire." (Bukhari #23, Hadith #446)

The word (forever) is in brackets in the hadith because maybe he won’t be there forever
The only man who will be there forever is the man who believes suicide is halal

The khawaarij believe that everyone that commits suicide will be in hellfire
The status of the one who kills himself in the dunya is that he is a faasiq
But it will be up to Allah (swt) to punish him or forgive him on Judgement Day

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa 4:48)

No Muslim will be in hell forever
Only the hypocrites and the kufr

The Muslim will come out with the intercession of Muhammad (saw)