Q. If a person says the following, is he still a Muslim?
- Stoning is not part of Shariah. He goes on to give explanation that some commentators of the Quran included the Hadith about stoning. And they need to interpret one in light of another. He also says they said there was a verse in Quran whose recitation was abrogated but the ruling remained. He says that some people said that you can’t have Hadith abrogating the Quran.
- Shariah laws like cutting of the hands are not applicable today. He goes on to say that we read that when Isa (AS) comes back then he will abolish the jizya. So he explains that it depends on the time and place.
- There is no apostasy law ( I think he means no death penalty). He explains that there is no compulsion in religion and so the Hadith may not be authentic or it would mean that the Hadith applied to a certain circumstance in the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
- He feels that the ‘Muslim countries’ should be ruled by majority (democracy).
- He believes that transgenders can marry.
- He says because we believe that Isa (AS) is a prophet and so during Christmas we should have lectures etc to honour the birth of Isa (AS).
- You can believe in evolution theory.
- You can give interest in the case of a mortgage as it is difficult nowadays.
- He believes there is something like black magic but he says that if people had the power today then they would use
it to change governments etc.
- He says Non Muslims can go to Jannah if they do good actions within their range.
- He says if you follow the Prophet (SAW) in the minor things then often times we lose the bigger picture. The minor things are taken from Hadith. I think he meant that the bigger picture is to submit to Allah.
- He explains crucify as a method of killing but he says that in the case of Isa (AS), Isa (AS) was crucified but not to the point that he was killed. Then he quoted some Tafsir book.
- He is friends with pro LGBGTQ priest.
A. A man holding these clear-cut beliefs of kufr is termed Akfarul Kaafireen, i.e. he is among greatest of the kuffaar, perhaps worse than Fir’oun and Iblees.
In this era the Ummah abounds with kuffaar of this category. They masquerade as Muslims whilst every capillary in their body pulsates with kufr. One does not have to be an Aalim to understand the kufr of people of this kind. Their kufr is a conspicuous exhibition which pours out from every aperture of their bodies and from every pore on their skins.