A person himself becomes kafir IF he doesn’t accept christians and jews as kafirs

02 Aug

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum.

The UNANIMOUS rulings of the mujtahid scholars of the ummah are that anyone who does not accept as kafir any person who is outside of Islam, such a person is himself a kafir.

It applies to atheists, jews, christians, budhhists, hindus, etc. – ANY ONE who is NOT a Muslim.

The scholars of the ummah are UNANIMOUS in calling christians and jews as kafirs, AND in ruling that anyone who doesn’t call them as kafirs, he is himself a kafir, as this is a matter directly and explicitly explained in the Quran.

A lot of converted/reverted Muslims have been confused by the munaafiqiin who pretend to be scholars of Islam, and they somehow think that ahl al-kitab, a term which applies to christians and jews, are not kafir or mushrik. Nothing could be further from the truth. ahl al-kitab are kuffaar indeed.

Imam Fakhruddin Ar-Razi, a TRUE Ash’ari and classical scholar of the Ahlus Sunnah par excellence, states in his exegesis of the Quran, Mafatiihul Ghayb, under the tafsiir for verse 5:5:

: قال تعالى: {أخدان ومن يكفر بالإيمان فقد حبط عمله} وفيه مسائل

He, Ta’ala said: [… And he who disbelieves from iman, all his deeds are lost] and on it there are details:

المسألة الأولى: في تعلق هذه الآية بما قبلها وجهان: الأول: أن المقصود منه الترغيب فيما تقدم من التكاليف والأحكام، يعني ومن يكفر بشرائع الله وبتكاليفه فقد خاب وخسر في الدنيا والآخرة، والثاني: قال القفال: المعنى أن أهل الكتاب وإن حصلت لهم في الدنيا فضيلة المناكحة وإباحة الذبائح في الدنيا إلا أن ذلك لا يفرق بينهم وبين المشركين في أحوال الآخرة وفي الثواب والعقاب، بل كل من كفر بالله فقد حبط عمله في الدنيا ولم يصل إلى شيء من السعادات في الآخرة البتة

First detail: Connected to this verse, and what precedes it, there are two points: Firstly, It is related to the responsibility and the commandments discussed previously, meaning, he who disbelieves in Allah’s commands and His assigned responsibilities, he is indeed doomed and has lost in this world and the hereafter. Secondly, [as] Qaffaal said: The meaning is that although the ahl al-kitab have attained the merit in this world of [Muslims] being permitted to marry their women and eat their slaughter, in no case are they different from the rest of the mushrikiin (polytheists) in the matters pertaining to rewards and punishments in the hereafter. Rather, every one who disbelieves in Allah, all his deeds in this world are annihilated and most definitely none of the bliss from the bliss of the hereafter reaches him.

It is INCUMBENT upon a Muslim to:

1) Accept and acknowledge firmly in his heart as kafir, anyone who does not belong to the religion of Islam.

2) Say by his tongue that christians, jews, hindus, budhhists, anyone outside of Islam is a kafir, if asked or any other place where it must be said.

3) NOT refrain from calling such people as kafir – because – refraining from calling people outside of Islam as kafirs is ALSO APOSTASY from Islam.

4) NOT doubt people outside of Islam as being kafirs – because – doubting a person outside of Islam as being a kafir is ALSO APOSTASY from Islam. If someone is asked, “Do you think christians are kafirs?” and he replies with “Allahu a’alam” in order to refrain and dodge the answer OR to express doubt, such a person has left Islam. “Allahu a’alam” is the answer to literally every question in life. Of course Allah knows everything. But using this phrase for the purpose of diplomacy and catering to the egos of one’s kafir friends is abusing it and nothing else. Even if one did not use it with the intention of diplomacy, then he is showing the sincere doubt in his heart, and that doubt STILL makes him a kafir.

Apostasy rulings however don’t apply on RECENT CONVERTS in the learning phase who are seeking good and sincere scholars of Islam to learn their deen. If any recent convert brother or sister has been misguided by the filthy munaafiqin pretending to be scholars of Islam, they should see these rulings by the mujtahid mutlaq scholars of the ummah, who have learnt Islam directly from the sahaba and the taabi’een.

Presented below are rulings from classic books of the mujtahid scholars of the ummah:

الاجماع علی کفر من لم يكفراحدا من النصاری واليهود و کل من فارق دين المسليمن او وقف فی تکفير ھم او شک ، قال القاضی ابو بکر لا ن التوقيف والا جماع اتفقاعلی کفرھم فمن وقف فی ذٰلک فقد کذب النص و التوقيف اوشک فيه، والتکذيب والشک فيه لا يقع الامن کافر

الشفا ء بتعریف حقوق المصطفٰی  297/2

There is consensus on the disbelief of the one who does not state disbeliever anyone from the christians or jews and all those who are aloof from the religion of Muslims, or refrains from doing takfir of them (doing takfir is calling someone kafir) or doubts their being kafir. The Qadzi Abu Bakr Al-Baqillani said [it is] because explicit primary texts (Quranic verses & ahadith) and the consensus of the ummah (i.e., the sahaba and the scholars) are unanimous on their kufr. Therefore, he who refrains from calling them kafir, is denying the explicit primary texts and consensus, or doubting them. And such denial and/or doubt can only be expressed by a kafir. (Ash-Shifa of Qaadzi ‘Ayyadz)

يکفر من لم يکفر من دان بغير ملة الاسلام اووقف فیھم اوشک اوصحح مذھبھم وان اظھر الاسلام واعتقد ابطال کل مذهب سواه فهو کافر باظھار ما اظهر من خلاف ذٰ لک

الشفا ء بتعریف حقوق المصطفٰی  271/2

Kafir is the one who doesn’t call kafir those who adopt the beliefs outside of the beliefs of Muslims, or refrains from [calling such people kafir] or doubts their kufr, or states their religion as right (or praises it) – EVEN IF he exhibits Islam on the outside and says he believes in what Islam teaches and considers other religions false – for he has explicitly gone against what he claims/claimed to profess by [not calling people outside of Islam as kafirs.] (Ash-Shifa of Qaadzi ‘Ayyadz)

This is a ruling on an apostate. He SHOULD EXPRESSLY & EXPLICITLY go back on the apostasy. Merely repeating the shahadah as a force of habit or during salah, is meaningless for such a person.

لواتی بالشهادتين علی وجه العادة لم ينفعه مالم يرجع عماقال

بحرالرائق باب احکام المرتدین 128/5

If he states the two testimonies of faith as a force of habit, then it shall not benefit him unless and until he goes back [i.e., repents from] on what he said [i.e., the saying of apostasy]. (Bahr Ar-Raaiq, The Book on the rules for apostates)

If he apostatized privately, he should privately go back on the apostasy, if publicly, then publicly, as the hadith states:

اذا عملت سيئة فاحد ث عندها توبة السر بالسر والعلا نية بالعلانية

المعجم الکبير حديث معاذبن جبل حديث 331 المکتبة الفيصلية بيروت159/20

If one did an evil, he should repent from it, the repentance from the privately committed sin being private and the repentance from the publicly committed sin being public. (Al-M’uajam Al-Kabiir)

As the rulings by scholars state, if the mujtahid mutlaq scholars are divided over a matter being kufr (i.e., apostasy for a Muslim), then one is only asked to repent and renew his marriage, BUT if they are unanimous on a matter being kufr, then the person completely lost ALL his good deeds he did as a Muslim. He has to take the shahadah again to enter Islam, he has to remarry his wife, or else it will just be zina and any children born thenceforth, shall be illegitimate. He lost his Hajj, and he has to do it again. He lost his bay’at to his shaykh, if he had any. NOTHING remains from his good deeds or marriage. He needs to re-enter Islam and re-marry his wife, and redo his Hajj.

 مايکون کفرا اتفاقايبطل العمل والنکاح واولادہ اولاد زنی وما فيه خلاف يومر بالاستغفاروالتوبة و تجديد النکاح

درالمختار – باب المرتد  – 359/1

What ever is counted as kufr by the unanimous consensus [of mujtahid scholars], it destroys all previous good deeds and the marriage, and any children born to such a person after such a time are illegitimate children of zina – but what ever is disputed [by mujtahid scholars’ rulings] to be kufr, in such a case, the person will be asked to repent and renew his marriage. (Durr Al-Mukhtar, The Book on apostates)

We have already shown from Qaadzi ‘Ayyadz’s Shifaa that there is a consensus by the scholars of the ummah that who ever does not accept, acknowledge and call christians and jews, or any nonMuslims like atheists, budhhists, hindus, etc. as kafirs – he is himself a kafir.


(All emphasis in the translations of the quotes presented is by the translator, to elucidate on the topic)


17 responses to “A person himself becomes kafir IF he doesn’t accept christians and jews as kafirs

  1. najunuddeen

    August 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Assalamu A^laikum
    Excelent. The truth is beautiful.Some people dont want to tell the Kafir teresa is kafir. I always say she is Kafir. all her life she promoted Kufr and also converted several Muslim children born to poor Muslim to Kufr and she will be punished in hell for ever.
    A jew. christian. budhist. cow worshiping hindu .athiest are all Kuffar and they are the worst creation.

  2. 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

    August 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Waleykum Salam

    Yes. Some people don’t see the filth of these filthy christian missionaries. teresa was a filthy kafirah. Just respecting and dignifying people like her or the mal’oon pope is kufr. The Prophet, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, himself cursed jews and christians.

    • M.Mahmud

      February 3, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Same with munafiqoon. The Perrenialist liars call us arrogant for thinking nonbelievers will go to Jahannam but we say arrogance is Rejecting the truth

      Perrenialists are arrogant for rejecting the truth [snipped] we say to the Perrenialists, eternity in the fire is upon their dead, as for the living, they may still repent. As for us, we have believed however Allah turns the hearts and we ought to fear nifaq(being in the black coffins of fire in the lowest depth of the fire forever) just like the Sahaba RA themselves fear for themselves the worst possible fate.

      [snipped] Perrenialists reject the truth and look down upon us as Muslims with unsophisticated theology although everyone with a functioning brain recognizes that Perrenialism is one of the stupidest religions to ever exist.

      The Sahaba RA combined faith and fear while these perrenialists combine disbelief and false hopes!!!! False hopes have deluded them and Shaytan as deluded them about Allah may Allah save us and make us like the Sahaba RA and not like the Perrenialists.

  3. Anti Perennialist

    November 7, 2011 at 8:31 am


    You may be interested in seeing a display of perennialist reasoning (mis)using the Quran and the sayings of our Awliya in this thread http:// — (see post xyz).

    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      November 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t post links to deviancies and/or content mentioning specific people, both common people and/or so called scholars.

      Yes, that person you had quoted does display batini tendencies, to say the least. This fallacy of the ahlul fitrah is another ‘Islamic fallacy’ that these people use to misguide Muslims. I shall talk about it in my next post or two bi-idhniLlaah.

      • Anti Perennialist

        November 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

        Fair enough, brother Abdullah. I respect your policy. In the spirit of bringing to your attention other arguments being used by perennialists, please see the posts of xyz on [http: —]. I look forward to your upcoming posts addressing these type of arguments. What do you think of the idea of getting current Sunni ‘ulama to formally refute perennialism and the claim of certain perennialists of having the status of Shaikhs of a legitimate Tariqah?

      • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

        November 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

        These guys (the perennialists) are juhhaal and batini agnostics, despite all their usage of fanciful language and all their hollow talk on Gnosticism. They are misguided themselves and seek to misguide others. The person whom you have linked is one such agnostic batini kafir. If they claim to know better than the Quran and hadith and the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah, there is nothing much you or I could do to help them. Guidance comes from Allah alone.

        Indeed, we need our ‘ulema to take up the task of formally refuting these batini shayatiin. To be a shaykh of a tariiqah, it is a requirement that one be a scholar and have sound knowledge of Sunni ‘aqidah and the fiqh of a madhhab.

        A jahil who diametrically opposes the Quran, hadith, the Ash’ari & Maturidi ‘aqaid, and fiqh of the madhhabs can NEVER be called a shaykh.

        It is none other than TRUE mashayekh of the Sufis who have themselves WARNED against jahil sufis who are unaware of the rules of religion.

        We should never accept such shayatiin and servants of the kuffaar as mashayekh of any valid tariiqah and look for a pious shaykh who is a Sunni scholar on the ways of the esteemed elders of the Ahlus Sunnah. In these times, such servants of the kuffaar have infiltrated many valid tariiqah’s.

        People should not be emotional and be pulled just by the name of the tariiqah, but rather also investigate the qualifications and ideologies of the mashayekh. After all, the hypocrites in Rasulullah’s ﷺ times too used the name of ‘Islam’ and pretended to be ‘companions’ but indeed they were the lowest of all filth.

  4. Anti-Perennialist

    November 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Good points. I do believe that an authoritative and systematic refutation of perennialism is urgently required as currently those perennialists that call themselves Muslims are spreading their deviant thoughts under the label of “Traditional” Islam and Tasawwuf. Their extreme verbal facility and dexterity, combined with the ability to shamelessly support their “interpretations” with quotations and references from the most revered authorities of Sunni Islam, allows them to confuse ordinary Muslims, who take them at their word and thereby risk their own Imaan. Unfortunately, such Muslims don’t realise that, for all the perennialists’ fine words, they have no real knowledge, maqam or sanad and would be immediately and easily exposed as imposters/deviants by the authentic Sunni ‘ulama.

    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      November 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

      These shayatiin do not give “quotations” and “references” from the revered authorities. They cleverly MISTRANSLATE bits and pieces from the works of the authorities, and as if mistranslation is not enough, they then further decontextualize the ALREADY mistranslated and distorted material and THEN feed it to the unsuspecting masses who don’t have a clue about what exists in the original Arabic. For the most part, they are just spinning fanciful words without even mentioning texts, like you said.

  5. Anti Perennialist

    November 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  6. kafir with fake Arabic name

    February 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    [From blog owner: lies and spamming, as is the nature of flustered, hell bound infidels repulsed by the light, fragrance & beauty of Islam – have been deleted, and name changed as usual.]

  7. [dumb kafir]

    December 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    According to Islam, only Allah can judge a human being. Which means that by labelling someone else as kafir, you try to replace Allah – which means you are a kafir yourself. Learn the basics of your religion I would say. And stop judging other people.

    [name removed by blog owner]

    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      December 14, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      I have replied to this nonsensical objection before. Do a search.

      Short answer – Allah’s judgment is of course the Final, Supreme, and Perfect one.

      Allah and His Messenger ﷺ have themselves COMMANDED us to JUDGE who is a Muslim and who is a kafir. It is amusing that the same people never ask to stop judging someone as “Muslim”. Many things are known by their opposites. If a person is a Muslim, he isn’t a kafir and vice-versa.

      I find kafirs further amusing in the fact that they are offended in being called kafirs by Muslims or being told they will suffer everlastingly in hellfire if they die kafirs.

      Muslims, Alhamdulillah, do not feel offended when christians or jews or others tell us we are disbelievers in their faith (of course we are proud disbelievers in their false faiths based on rejection of Allah’s Prophets) and won’t go to whatever they call heaven (the REAL heaven is that which is created and owned by the One & Only True God, Allah, who sent His Prophets including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, peace be on them all, & Muhammad ﷺ His last & final Prophet. Anyone who rejects the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, rejects the acknowledgement of the God of Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus, and ALL past prophets and is a believer in a non-existent non-entity).

      These poor imbeciles want to be called believers of a religion they don’t believe in and want to be told they will go to the heaven that they don’t believe in!

  8. alfaida

    July 19, 2021 at 5:29 am

    Reblogged this on Jaalhaque.


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