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These legal criteria, with the foregoing parts of this essay, reveal a number of fallacies in the reckless charges of unbelief bandied about in our times, providing even stronger reason for Muslims to avoid them and the groups enamored with them. Hadhrat Saharanpuri further mentions that similar proofs cannot be realized in relation to the Holy Prophet peace and blessings be upon him.

If she wants to become a Sunni, then if she and her entire household do so and it is then seen in two or three years that they are firm on the way of Ahl al- Sunna, then it would be permitted for Zaid to marry her.

As for what is beyond that, he is only responsible to believe what he has learned of. Repentance – A Supplication.

Its knowledge is only with Allah, but most people know not. The motives today behind careless accusations of unbelief made by Muslims are many, of which few have anything to do with religion.

Draft saved Draft deleted. Things Not Everyone Knows To deny something of the second category above, tenets of faith that not everyone knows, and tqkfir an ordinary Muslim might not know unless it were pointed out to him, is only unbelief kufr if he persists in denying it after he understands that it has come to us from Allah or His messenger Allah bless him and give him peacesince before this, it is not within his power to believe or follow it.

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Iman, Kufr and Takfir

The poetry ascribed to him has not reached me through any rigorously authenticated chain of transmission, and we do not declare the unbelief of anyone on the basis of something merely possible, especially when there is no benefit in judging him an unbeliever, for the sole benefit lies in making twkfir shun the words themselves Maqalat al-Kawthari, He tells anyone who imagines that studying such arguments and refuting them is a necessary iamn of an Islamic education: I am not able to either benefit or harm myself, imqn as Allah wills.

The True Measure of Unbelief It is axiomatic in Sacred Law that a state whose existence one is certain about does not cease through a state whose existence one is uncertain about.

No one can thereafter be considered a kafir without an equal certainty, since the Prophet condemned Usama kfr doing so. Truly, I would see something I had forgotten [that he had said] and then remember it, as someone recalls something he has not seen for a while, but then sees and remembers Bukhari, 8.


From the very simplicity of entering Islam, many Muslims assume that the criterion for leaving it, for kufr, must be equally simple. It is self-evident for anyone with a grain of faith to decide for him or her self what takfjr Molvi Ahmed Raza Khan to commit the grossest of takfir.

To presume otherwise is to commit the fallacy of guilt by association.

And those who say, like the Barelwis, that this is effectively and contingently impossible, are also right, for Allah has decided that no one like the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace shall ever be again.

This clarification is necessary to answer the specific issues raised by Sheikh Nuh and thus avoiding confusion and generalizations. Any Muslim who denies something that is necessarily known to be of the religion of Islam is adjudged a renegade and an unbeliever kafir unless he is a recent convert or was born and raised in the wilderness or for some similar reason has been unable to learn his religion properly.

In any previous Islamic community, whether in Hyderabad, Kabul, Baghdad, Cairo, Fez, or Damascus— in short, practically anywhere besides the British India of his day— Muslims would have found his words repugnant and unacceptable. Log in or Sign up. No, create an account now. Eliade, Mircea Editor in Chief.

Hence, to insist on this issue after clarification and removal of the statement is extremely strange. Their response was strident and hyperbolic, comparing the knowledge of Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace to that of various lower creatures in a way that probably no Muslim had ever compared him before, and giving the offense whose kufr or iman we are discussing in this section.

If our ignorance of how He shall judge us in the next world is far greater than our knowledge, we do have enough to go on, and the immense value in His eyes of our lives and actions is certainly plain from the magnitude of the stakes. I expect that the esteemed Sheikh will agree with me on this and I hope his Urdu-speaking murids will bring these discrepancies to his notice.

It remains to be seen whether he will make any amends for such heinous slander or follow the Deobandi lead and brush it away as a fly upon his nose. It was not legally valid in the Hanafi school for the two reasons named by Imam Haskafi at the beginning of this essay, namely, A fatwa may not be given of the unbelief of a Muslim whose words are interpretable as having a valid meaning, or about the unbelief of which there is a difference of scholarly opinion, even if weak Radd al-muhtar, 3.

And when You try a people, take my soul unafflicted. The above few words hopefully clarify the matters involved, insha Allah. Was he someone for whom Allah effected anything he chose mukhtar al-kull? This was reported by Hudhayfa: Barelvi, Ahmad Reza Khan. If in the above-mentioned case the marriage is going to take place, then no qadi can perform their marriage. Love and hate still sell news.


He gives to Quraysh and neglects the Helpers, while our swords still drip with their blood.

For example, Hudhayfa Allah be well pleased with him relates: Whereupon the ulema of the day met, and he produced his own copy of the book which had been signed by scholars [8] and proved to be free of the lies forged against him Radd al-muhtar, 3. This is also not without a precedent. Turn aside prescribed penalties from Muslims as much as you can.

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Maktaba al-Masjid al-Aqsa, Qism al- Makhtutat. The above article is quite well written and shall be valued, but there are certain things that Shaikh Keller couldn’t comprehend properly w. Allah has explained to us that whoever dies in a state of unbelief without excuse shall be punished in hell forever, just as whoever avoids unbelief shall attain to felicity, even if he should be punished first.

In this hadith, some of the Medinan Helpers spoke words as offensive to the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace as any could be, entailing that he needed to be forgiven by Allah for wronging those who had fought in jihad by unjustly favoring his own people.

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This is not a fatwa, but a social problem. Noori and Aqdas like this. But while such words were indefensible breaches of proper respect, they were not kufr, because the intention behind them was not to insult the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peacebut to defend Islam from what the writers viewed as a serious threat. He wants to marry the daughter of a Deobandi. Muslims in such a condition should be informed hakfir the truth, and if they then continue as before, they are adjudged non-Muslims, as is also the case with any Muslim who believes it permissible to commit adultery, drink wine, kill without right, or do other acts that are necessarily known to be unlawful Sharh Sahih Muslim, 1.

If he had been able to access the an book in Urdu then he would have realized that Hadhrat Saharanpuri was not making the comparison — the comparison had been made by the student of Molvi Ahmed Raza Khan and that Hadhrat Saharanpuri was clarifying the matter. Thus the Barelwis affirm, though Deobandis deny this formulation, which they say makes the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace as though omnipresent and omniscient.

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