Sincere advice to the Takfirist extremists: Part-2


The issue of takfeer is grave, so one should be cautions in this matter and not rush to pronounce the Muslim leaders as Kaafirs. The issue of takfeer should be taken very seriously and not bear on emotional happenings. There is a great possibility the person being labeled may not deserve it, which then brings the curse back on the one who issued the label in the first plac3.


Firstly to show that there is a possibility that a person may show apparent disbelief but really his heart is full of belief, and it would be very dangerous for one to pronounce takfeer upon him without establishing what he truly believes first. Allah says:

“Whoever disbelieved in Allah after his belief, except him who is forced thereto, whilst his heart is at rest with faith (imaan) but such as open their hearts to disbelief on them is wrath for Allah and theirs will be a great torment.” [An-Nahl (16):106]


The above verse explicitly shows that what is displayed to us from a Muslim leader action may not be what he holds in his heart.

The statement of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam):

“He who says to his brother: O disbeliever, then it returns upon one of them.” [Bukhaaree, Muslim and Muwatta Imaam Maalik]


Also his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“And he who accuses a believer of kufr then it is like killing him.” [Bukhaaree]


Also his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“…..Except if you see clear open Kufr, given to you as evidence from Allah…” [Muslim, An-Nasaa’ee]


And his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“If a man says the people are destroyed, then he has destroyed them…” [Muslim]


Also his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“Everything of a Muslim is sacred to a Muslim: his property, honor, and blood. It is enough evil for a man to despise his Muslim brother.” [Aboo Daawood: 4868]


And his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“I warn you of suspicion, for indeed suspicion are the most lying speech.” [Agreed upon]


And his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“Whoever accuses a man of Kufr, or says enemy of Allah, and he is not that, then it returns upon him.” [Agreed upon]


And his (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“If anyone guards a believer from a hypocrite, Allah will send an angel who will guard his flesh on the day of judgment from the fire of Jahannam; but if anyone attacks a Mulsim, saying something by which he wishes to disgrace him he will be restrained by Allah on the bridge over Jahannam until he is accounted for what he said.” [Aboo Dawood: 4865]


And the saying of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibnu Tasmiyyah:

“I am one of the most severe in forbidding that a person in particular be labeled with disbelief (takfeer), or sin or disobedience until it is known that the proof has been established upon him….” [Al Fatawa 3/229 and see Al Fatawa 3/282, 283 (a principle with Ahlus-Sunnah)]

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