MURTADS IN THE TEMPLE

MURTADS IN THE TEMPLE OF SHIRK

QUESTION

Some Muslim men and females went to a Hindu temple to visit a Hindu priest. The priest was seated on his stage apparently engaging in some prayer/ritual while the Muslims were standing in attendance with their hands folded in front of them. What does the Shariah say in this regard? What is the status of these Muslims?

ANSWER

The Muslims described in the question have become MURTADDS. They have lost their Imaan. If they wish to be Muslims and return to the fold of Islam, they should repent, renew the Kalimah and also their marriages.

In this era in close proximity to Qiyaamah, Muslims are increasingly bartering away their Imaan, becoming murtad, for the miserable carrion of worldly and nafsaani gains and objectives. We are in that era about which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that a person will be a Mu’min in the morning and by the evening he will become a kaafir. Some will be Mu’min at night while becoming kaafir in the morning. Their state will hover and vacillate wildly between the extremes of Imaan and Kufr.

Regarding this era, Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Amr (Radhiyallahu anhu) narrating a Hadith, said:

“A time will dawn when the people will gather in their Musaajid and perform Salaat whilst not a single one will be a Mu’min.”

May Allah Ta’ala keep our Imaan intact until the very last breath of life.

2 Rabiul Awwal 1443 – 9 October 2021

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