Fatwa: # 21937
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 24th January 2019


Jokingly saying ‘I’m not a Muslim”


I really need your help. According to the hanafi fiqh what do I have to do?

I was joking when I accidently said "Im a non-muslim, haha i dont pray".

I did not mean it at all. Do I have to reinstate shahadah?


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

As Muslims, we are sensitive to our beliefs. It is kufr to willingly utter words of kufr. Making such statements, even jokingly, takes one out of the fold of Islaam and annuls his marriage.

We advise you to make tawbah and istighaar and repeat your shahaadah, and renew your nikaah if you are married. In the future, think before you speak. Don’t jeopardize your imaan by jokingly making such comments[1].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] الفتاوى الهندية (2/ 283)

رجل كفر بلسانه طائعا وقلبه مطمئن بالإيمان يكون كافرا ولا يكون عند الله مؤمنا كذا في فتاوى قاضي خان ما كان في كونه كفرا اختلاف فإن قائله يؤمر بتجديد النكاح وبالتوبة والرجوع عن ذلك بطريق الاحتياط


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق (5/ 133)

وبقوله عمدا لا جوابا لمن قال له ألست مسلما حين ضرب عبده أو ولده ضربا شديدا

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