Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 38049
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Apr 07,2017

Title: Does one become kafir in this situation?


Salam, If someone thought of a joke about mocking islam unintentionally, and then he was going to say the joke. He utters 3 words and these 3 words didnt make sense on its own, but then after saying 3 words in his minds.. he realises he cant joke about islam otherwise its kufr. Does this become an act of kufr by almost saying kufr, but stopping after 3 words?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


If the person withdrew from making a joke and mocking statement about Islam after realising it is wrong to do so and the three words did not make sense, then that does not constitute kufr. In future, when faced with such thoughts, praise and glorify Allah and remind oneself that Islam is the religion of Allah who is pure and free from blemish.1



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ibn Jibran Kadarkhan

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai





The great author of Sharh al-Aqaid an-Nasafiyyah asserts:

واستحلال المعصية صغيرة كانت او كبيرة كفر اذا ثبت كونها معصية بدليل قطعي ... والاستهانة بها والاستهزاء علي الشريعة كفر

To regard a proven sin as lawful, minor or major, is disbelieve. To disparage sin & to mock Shariah is Kufr

[Sharh al-Aqaid an-Nasafiyyah, Page.193, Dar al-Beirut][Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 5:474]

[An-Nibraas Sharh Sharh al-Aqaa`id, 338-9]

من استخف بالقرآن أو المسجد أو بنحوه مما يعظم في الشرع كفر

[Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar, p.167; Majma` al-Anhaar, 1:692-3; Radd al-Muhtar ala Durr al-Mukhtar, 4:222]

ويكفر بالاستهزاء با لأذان [Al-Bahr ar-Ra`iq, 5:206]

والاستهزاء بحكم من أحكام الشرع كفر [Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar, p.176]

See: [Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah, 2:512-6, Dar al-Iftaa Jamiah Farooqiyyah, Karachi]

واما الاجماع ففيه خلاف وتفصيل والمذكور فى الاصول الحنفية ان الاجماع على مراتب فالاقوى اجماع الصحابة مع تصريحهم بالحكم المجمع عليه وهو قطعي كالاية والخبر المتواتر ويكفر منكره ثم الذي صرح به بعض الصحابة وسكت الباقون ثم اجماع من بعد الصحابةعلي حكم لم يظهر فيه خلاف ممن سبقهم وهما كالحديث المشهور ويضلل منكرهما ويفسق ثم اجماعهم علي قول سبقهم فيه مخالف وهو كخبر الواحد ياثم منكره ولا يفسق فالاجمال الأول قطعي والبواقي ظنية

[An-Nibraas sharh Sharh al-Aqaa`id, p.338-9, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah, Multan]

Also see: [Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 4:223, H. M. Saeed Company]

وقد نزّل عليكم في الكتاب أن إذا سمعتم آيات الله يكفر بها ويستهزأ بها ، فلا تقعدوا معهم حتي يخوضوا في حديث غيره ، إنكم إذاً مثلهم ، إن الله جامع المنفقين والكفرين في جهنم جميعا [Al-Qur`an: 4:140] ذلك ، ومن يعظّم شعآئر الله فانّها من تقوى القلوب [Al-Qur`an: 22:32]

  من تهاون بالأدب عوقب بحرمان السنن ومن تهاون بالسنن عوقب بحرمان الفرائض ومن تهاون بالفرائض عوقب بحرمان المعرفة

[Sharh al-Adab al-Mufrad, 2:397; Mu`eed an-Ni`am, 85]



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