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Some of Imam An-Nawawiy’s apostasy rulings in simple english…

12 Mar

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum.

Here’s a simple English recap of some of Imam An-Nawawiy’s rulings regarding BLATANT apostasy that were mentioned in the last post (click here to read). Needless to say, the rest of the mujtahid scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah have also ruled the same. The mujtahid scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah do not differ on what constitutes blatant apostasy.

The passage from Imam An-Nawawiy’s Rawdat At-Taalibiin quoted in the last post stated that, according to consensus (ijma’) of Muslim mujtahid scholars:

  1. A person who calls the Prophet ﷺ as black has blasphemed and become infidel as he has attributed to him a trait that is not his.
  2. A person who says that the Prophet ﷺ died before he got revelation has blasphemed and become infidel as he has attributed to him a trait that is not his.
  3. A person who says that the Prophet ﷺ was not Qurashiy, that is, from the Quraysh tribe, has blasphemed and become infidel as he has attributed to him a trait that is not his.
  4. A person who says that prophethood is acquired or earned due to one’s deeds has blasphemed and become infidel EVEN IF he doesn’t directly claim prophethood.
  5. A person who says that he can reach the rank of prophethood due to the purity of his heart has blasphemed and become kafir EVEN IF he doesn’t directly claim prophethood.
  6. A person who says that he receives prophetic revelation (wahiy) has blasphemed and become kafir EVEN IF he does not directly claim prophethood.
  7. A person who says that he enters jannah, or eats from its fruits or embraces its houris, he has become a kafir.
  8. A person who negates any text of the Quran, he is a kafir.
  9. A person who negates a Sunnah/saying of the Prophet ﷺ that is conclusively taken upon its explicit meanings, he has certainly become kafir.
  10. A person who does not do takfeer (declare kafir) of people who profess a faith other than Islam, such as christians, jews, buddhists, atheists, etc. – he is a kafir by the consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them.
  11. A person who even DOUBTS in the takfeer of people who profess a faith other than Islam, he is a kafir by consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them.
  12. A person who authenticates or praises or appraises the faith/s of those who profess a religion other than Islam – he is a kafir by the consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them.
  13. A person who says implicitly or explicitly, that the ENTIRE Muslim ummah is misguided, he is a kafir by the consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them.
  14. A person who does takfeer of the sahaba (companions of the Prophet ﷺ) – he is a kafir by the consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them.
  15. A person who does deeds upon which the Muslim ummah is unanimous that they can’t be committed except by a kafir – he is a kafir by the consensus of scholars – EVEN IF he claims to be Muslim or acts like them. Such deeds include things like wearing the cross, prostrating to the cross, prostrating to fire, prostrating to idols, walking to churches, synagogues, temples, etc. along with their congregations, wearing their specific attires and uniforms like their zunnar (sashes/ropes they tie around the waist), wearing the jewish skull caps, growing one’s sidelocks like the jews, wearing jewish-specific hats, wearing christian priests head gear, wearing the specific attire of buddhist monks, marking one’s forehead with markings specific to hindus, tying and braiding one’s hairs and beards like the hindus and sikhs do, joining their choirs and/or singing their religious songs, and other such things.
  16. Likewise, a person who denies the existence or sanctity of Holy Makkah,or the Ka’bah, or the Holy Mosque, he is a kafir by consensus. Also note that the same rulings would apply to denying the existence and/or sanctity of the Prophet’s ﷺ mosque in Madinah.
  17. Likewise, a person who denies an integral or the sanctity, or the obligation of the Hajj, he is a kafir by consensus. Also note that denial of the sanctity or the obligation of any obligatory act of worship or its integrals (like the number of rak’ats in prayers) constitutes apostasy.
  18. Likewise, a person who doubts the Makkah known to Muslims as being the real Makkah, he too is a kafir by consensus.
  19. Just as a person who denies any part of the text of the Quran is a kafir – a person becomes a filthy infidel even by changing any part of the Quran, either changing directly the textual content, or by changing the established meaning/implication espoused by any part of the Quran as taught by the Prophet ﷺ and his inheritors the sahaba.
  20. A person who denies the miracles of the prophets becomes a filthy infidel by consensus of Muslim scholars, for he is denying many explicit verses of the Quran.
  21. A person who says that the creation of the skies and the earth are not proofs for Allah’s existence, has become a kafir.
  22. A person who denies paradise, or hellfire, or rising from the dead on the day of judgment, or the giving account of one’s deeds – he has become a filthy infidel by consensus of Muslim scholars.
  23. A person who accepts paradise and/or hellfire and/or rising from the dead on the day of judgment and/or giving account for his deeds – but still tries to be smart and says that the meanings and implications of these things are something other than that unanimously known by Muslims (which means that those are the meanings taught by the Prophet ﷺ and passed on by mass transmission) – he too is a kafir by consensus of scholars.
  24. A person who says that imams are superior to prophets, he is a kafir. Please also note that saying that ANY non-prophet IS – or CAN BE – equal to or superior to ANY prophet  – is kufr.

As stated by Imam Nawawiy, a person who just converted to Islam and is in the learning phase of acquiring Islamic knowledge and learning things from Muslims, he has an excuse.

But a person who knows these rulings or has spent enough time with Muslims to know these things, has no excuse and if he says or does things such as those mentioned above, he is most certainly a kafir, and needs to re-enter Islam, by renouncing the kufr and re-stating the shahadah with the intention to re-enter Islam. If he apostatized publicly, his re-entry to Islam must also be done publicly.

Also note that these mentioned above are only SOME of the rulings on what constitutes apostasy, be it from Imam Nawawiy, or other scholars. Every Muslim must work hard and beseech Allah to seek His help in safeguarding one’s faith.

We beseech Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala to grant us His help in safeguarding our faiths and those of our loved ones. Aamiin bihurmati Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.

Now that the simple English recap is done, in the next post that follows, some sayings of some crafty but very filthy hypocrites pretending to be scholars of Islam, shall be presented, dissected, and critically analyzed in light of these apostasy rulings by the mujtahid scholars of Islam – in sha Allah.

And there is no success except by Allah’s granting.

Was-Salam. 

 

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9 responses to “Some of Imam An-Nawawiy’s apostasy rulings in simple english…

  1. shano

    June 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    please shear arabic meaning , thanks .

     
  2. qadiani apostate (your name has been changed by blog owner)

    August 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Sunni Islam [snip]

     
    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      August 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      You lahori qadiani apostates are not welcome to post on this blog. That’s the only reason I replied to your ugly comment after changing your name to make sure others like you are also informed.

       
  3. qadiani apostate

    August 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    You are a coward. Lol! Then have an open debate [snip]

     
    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      August 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Open debates require evidence, not accusations and empty rhetoric.

      State 2 things:

      1 – Your contention

      2 – Evidence for it

      I’m fair enough to let your accusation at me fly. I’ve snipped your other rhetoric against Muslims. If you do not bring a clear cut contention WITH evidence, don’t expect to see any more of your comments approved.

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

    August 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

    The apostate came back with claims and accusations but ZERO evidence for them. I doubt he even knows WHAT “evidence” means. This blog does not entertain comments from juhhaal who follow their whims and fancies.

     
  5. Zubair

    July 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    [gibberish removed by blog owner]

     
    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      July 17, 2016 at 4:28 am

      NEVER post the idiotic ramblings of frauds like that.

      That person speaks with a forked tongue and doesn’t have the guts to speak against perennialists.

      He and his ilk are PRECISELY the kind of people this blog is against – people who claim to be Ash’aris and Sunnis and ‘Sufis’ but are actually boot-lickers of imams of kafirs like the pope or apostates like the perennialists.

      As for that munafiq’s answer that you cited, the forked tongue (keyboard) owner first mentions some opinions of the fuqahaa (that are no different than the opinions of Imam Nawawi mentioned here) and later on cites hadith with the vile intention of trying to stop people from calling his infidel brothers and sisters as infidels.

      Equivocation and prevarication are the tools of the hypocrites like the one you cited. The fraud thinks that he can satisfy both sides by that filthy answer that he gave. On the one hand the rulings of the fuqahaa are clearly mentioned in his “answer”. On the other hand, he has also introduced his poison by mentioning the ahadith with vile intentions and the vile spin of his own and another munafiq.

      Of course in line with the teachings of ahadith we are against the UNJUST takfir of REAL Muslims. It doesn’t mean that we let open apostasies and abominations against established Islamic creed fly by.

      On open abominations (like doubting if christians and jews are kafirs or doubting their everlasting punishment in hellfire) EVERY MUSLIM SHOULD DO TAKFIR OF SUCH SCUM. It is a crime against Islam to say that in cases of blatant and open violation of basic Islamic creed, we need ‘scholars of the highest caliber’ to pronounce takfir. It is nothing other than a deliberate attempt at poisoning Muslims’ faiths. I have covered that point here:

      https://iloveimamrabbani.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/nuances-part-2/ (read the comments too)

      If you fear for your akhirah NEVER, EVER pay heed to the words of that fraud or his minions. Needless to say, next time do not post his gibberish on here either. This blog is not a duniya-seeker’s pub!

       

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