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Warning from Kufur & Shirk Blasphemy

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Allah, the almighty, said in the Qur’an:

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ

قُلْ أَبِاللّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِؤُونَ  لاَ تَعْتَذِرُواْ قَدْ كَفَرْتُم

Ayahs 65-66 of Suratut-Tawbah mean: {O Muhammad, say: Do you mock Allah, His verses, and His Messenger? Do not offer excuses. Now you are judged as blasphemers, after you were judged as Muslims.}


Apostasy (Riddah) is leaving Islam. It is among the most abhorrent type of blasphemy. Hence, it is obligatory on every Muslim to preserve his Islam and protect it from apostasy (riddah), which invalidates his Islam. May Allah protect us from it.  

The categories of blasphemy: The scholars classified blasphemy into three categories: blasphemy of belief, blasphemy of action, and blasphemy of saying.

Each category of these categories is divided into many subdivisions:

Examples of the blasphemy of belief include:
* Denying the existence of Allah.  
* Believing that Allah does not have the Power to do something.
* Believing Allah is ignorant.
* Believing that Allah is a body, light, or a soul.
* Believing that drinking alcohol or stealing is permissible.
* Believing that Allah did not obligate the five prayers, fasting the month of Ramadan, paying Zakah, or making Hajj.   

Examples of the blasphemy & shirk of action include:  
* To throw the Qur’an or other Islamic papers purposely in the trash.  
* To prostrate to an idol, or the sun, or to any other creation with the intention of worshipping it.
* To write ayahs of the Qur’an in urine.  

Examples of the blasphemy of saying include:
* Cursing Allah, His prophets, angels, Islam, or the Qur’an.  
* Mocking the prayer or fasting.  

The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said:  
إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ لَيَتَكَلَّمُ بِالْكَلِمَةِ لاَ يَرَى بِهَا بَأْساً يَهْوِي بِهَا فِي النَّارِ سَبْعِينَ خَرِيفًا

Which means: “A slave may utter a word that he deems harmless that may result in his falling the depth of seventy years into Hellfire.” (Related by at-Tirmidhiyy.)

 

The Rule Is: Any belief, action, or saying which belittles Allah, His Books, His Messengers, His Angels, His Rites, the well-known practices of His Religion, His Rules, His Promise, or His Threat is blasphemy. So, one must use caution with one’s utmost effort to avoid blasphemy at all times.