post edited on 08/28/16. Thanks to Bilal Hanafi from France for pointing out the error.
The rotten kafir, the imam of kufr, the hypocrite from california, la’anahullah, who functions as a mouthpiece of the perennialists, keeps repeating a fallacy every now and again. He says that:
‘To be called kafir and be thrown in hellfire forever, a person must be a very bad, arrogant, obnoxious, hard hearted person.’
Some people might be swayed by this californian munafiq’s supposed eloquence, but astute Muslims can easily destroy his fallacies.
These two events are NOT NECESSARILY MUTUALLY INCLUSIVE*. They are both INDEPENDENT of each other.
- Being a kafir
- Being a very, very bad person (aside from kufr beliefs) with a hard heart and a very obnoxious disposition
(* Being “necessarily mutually inclusive” would mean the two events can NOT occur independently of each other. This is the californian hypocrite’s position, that being a kafir NECESSITATES being a very, very bad person with a hard heart and a very obnoxious disposition.
“Mutually exclusive” means that the two events can not occur simultaneously. In other words, if a person is a kafir, it is impossible that he is also a very, very bad person with a hard heart and a very obnoxious disposition. OR it could also mean that if a person is a very, very bad person with a hard heart and a very obnoxious disposition, it is impossible that he is a kafir. This is also not the case.
The two events are INDEPENDENT of each other. They are NEITHER “mutually exclusive” NOR “necessarily mutually inclusive”.
Jazak Allahu khayra for ‘Bilal Hanafi from France’ for pointing this out in the comments.)
Yes, indeed, the Quran does say that kufr is indeed the greatest of sins, worse than adultery or disrespecting parents and so on – and indeed it is our belief that the absolute worst of Muslims (in deeds, matters other than faith) is FAR EXALTED than the ‘best’ of kafirs (in worldly deeds, matters other than faith).
There isn’t even a comparison between a ‘bad’ Muslim and a ‘good’ kafir (the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ being in matters of worldly deeds).
But it does not mean that every kafir is the same. And it doesn’t mean that EVERY kafir on earth is a monster in EVERY aspect of life.
There are many kafirs, who aside from their false religions, are ‘nice guys’ in their dealings with people.
However, Allah tells us in the Quran, that He can forgive ANY SIN OTHER THAN KUFR, which is the worst of all crimes and unpardonable in the hereafter. If those ‘nice guys’ (in worldly deeds) want salvation in the hereafter, they MUST accept Islam.
In summary – kufr is the absolute lowest of sins and crimes, and unpardonable by Allah, but it is EXCLUSIVE (i.e., INDEPENDENT) of other crimes or good or bad character traits other than belief. A kafir can be truthful and honest in his financial dealings. Or he may be well mannered. Or he may abstain from adultery or homosexuality. People are people. It is not rocket science.
NOTE THIS WELL:
Both abu jahl and abu talib were uncles of our Master RasulAllah ﷺ and indeed both were kafirs.
However, abu jahl was indeed an obnoxious, sneaky, petulant arch enemy.
abu talib despite his disbelief, was benign to RasulAllah ﷺ and Muslims.
The fallacy spread by the hypocrite from california that to be called a kafir, a person must be a hard-hearted serial killer or belong to the russian mafia or a south american drug cartel is laughable.
In case someone still doesn’t get it, let me explain by another example that may be easily understood by the kafir from california or those infatuated by him:
- First degree murder is the most serious crime carrying the heaviest of sentences
- Theft is a much lighter crime than first degree murder.
A criminal convicted of first degree murder IS WORSE than a criminal convicted of theft, both in the severity of the crime, and the sentence handed out.
BUT, does that mean that EVERY first degree murderer is a thief as well? No it doesn’t.
Only an idiot will suggest that.
It is well possible for a first degree murderer to have committed NO OTHER crime.
All said and done, the two crimes are NOT necessarily mutually inclusive. They could be done together at times, but it still doesn’t mean that being guilty of murder AUTOMATICALLY & NECESSARILY means being guilty of theft too.
kufr is far worse than just being an arrogant, hard-hearted, obnoxious person in worldly matters.
Both are bad things.
However, that doesn’t mean that one necessitates the other. It is well possible for someone to be a kafir, but a ‘nice guy’ in other matters other than faith. In the hereafter, he will be handed the ultimate punishment for the ultimate crime – disbelief in Allah. This is Allah’s Promise stated in crystal clear words in the Quran.
Alas! If only the hypocrite from california could tell all those ‘nice guy’ kafirs that their false beliefs and religions WILL NOT lead to salvation in the hereafter, and that if they became Muslims, their being ‘nice guys’ would become infinitely more rewardable by virtue of Islam – in the unending life of the hereafter too, as opposed to only the short life of this world.
Instead, he spreads disbelief, and withholds from calling to Islam and helping people become Muslim, by delivering a message that says something like –‘Hey, everlasting hellfire is only for obnoxious, arrogant people with hardened hearts on the inside and ugly tattooes on the outside. You’re cool. No need to become Muslim. You can make it to heaven without becoming Muslim!’
A person who TRULY BELIEVES IN ALLAH OR CARES for all those ‘nice guys’, wishes for them to become Muslim and save their hereafter.
By such ugly demeanor, the californian has proven himself to be not just an enemy of Allah and Islam, but also an enemy of all those ‘nice guy’ disbelievers!
We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of the hypocrite from california.