I am writing this email to enquire from Mufti Saheb in light of concerns from some Ulama on fatwas of irtidaad being passed on other Ulama. I wanted to know what is the Islamic procedure if one is accused of apostasy and the recourse the person according to Fiqh. Or what is the shuroot before a person can be declared a murtad. Should the matter be referred to a Qadhi or Haakim for the issue to be heard by both parties? If so, does Mufti saheb have a suggestion on who qualifies to be a Qadhi or Haakim on this issue? Should it be someone with an Ijaazat in Qadhaa? Or alternatively, can it be a panel of Muftis from the official Lajnat of Muftis to preside over such matter or any matters involving matters requiring an Islamic judgment concerning disputes or accusations of Irtitdaad.
In the introduction of the Kitaab, Ikfaarul Mulhideen, authored by Hadhrat Allaamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (Rahmatullah alayh), Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Binnuri (Rahmatullah alayh) states:

“In our age the Mulhideen and Zanaadaqah enjoy total freedom (of expression), hence they refute with greater audacity the Fataawa of Takfeer of the Ahl-e-Haqq. They describe these Fataawa and the terms kaafir, murtad, mulhid, zindeeq and jaahil as being abuse (vulgar words). They say that the Ulama know only swear words. The reality is that just as Salaat, Zakaat, Saum and Hajj are of the fundamental Ahkaam and Ibaadaat of Islam, so too are kufr, nifaaq, ilhaad, irtidaad and fisq among the foundational ahkaam of Islam. In the Deen these acts have specific meanings. The Qur’aan Kareem and Nabi Kareem (Alayhis Salaato Was Salaam) have categorically affirmed these. It is the obligation of the Ulama of the Ummah to show the Ummah the occasions that these terms (mulhid, kaafir, etc.) are used………………….If the limits of Imaan and Kufr are not elucidated and specified then the difference between Imaan and Kufr will be eliminated and the Deen of Islam will become an orphaned baby, and Jannat and Jahannam will become fairy tales. Therefore, the Ulama of this Ummah will apply the Fatwa of Kufr regardless of what happens, regardless of criticism. They will not care for anyone’s criticism and insults. They will apply the Fatwa of kufr to anyone who deserves it…. ‘They do not fear the insults of any insulter.’ (Qur’aan) Kaafir, Faasiq, Mulhid, Murtad, etc. are ahkaam and attributes of the Shariah and will be applicable to the beliefs of individuals and organizations. If these terms are correctly applied, it will be jahaalat or religiosity (bad-deeni) to describe them as terms of abuse. When the Ulama-e-Haqq make Takfeer of any group (organization), they (the Ulama) do not make them kaafir. They of their own volition become kaafir by their voluntary adoption of kufr beliefs, statements and acts. Thus they make themselves kaafir. The Ulama merely expose their kufr. The touchstone (kasoti, criterion, the instrument of recognition) does not make gold false. It merely shows that it (the metal) is false (and not gold). Therefore it is shameful ignorance to say that the Ulama only render people kaafir.” Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Verily, those who commit ilhaad in Our Aayaat, they cannot remain hidden from Us. Is that person who will be cast into the Fire better than the one who will come on the Day of Qiyaamah in safety? Do as you please. Verily, He (Allah) sees whatever you are doing.” Presenting the tafseer of the term Yulhidoona mentioned in this Aayat, Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu anhu) said: “They misappropriate the Kalaam of Allah (using it wrongfully). Qaadhi Abu Yusuf (Rahmatullah alayh) said: “So is it with the zanaadaqah who commit ilhaad whilst they professed Islam.” Miyar Sayyid states in Sharh Mawaaqif: “Remember! That refrain, ‘Do not proclaim the people of the Qiblah are kaafir’, is the opinion of Shaikh Abul Hasan Ash’ari and Fuqaha. However, when we investigate the Aqaaid of deviant sects we find numerous such beliefs which are absolutely kufr, e.g.
(1)Existence of gods besides Allah Ta’ala.

(2) Hulool (incarnation) of Allah Ta’ala into a human being

(3) Denial of the Nubuwwat of Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)

(4) Abusing and denigrating Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)

(5) Proclaiming the prohibitions of the Shariah to be halaal

(6) Abolishing the Faraaidh of the Shariah, etc.
Therefore we are not in agreement with this principle of Shaikh Ash’ari. On the contrary, if any Muslim sect (group/organization) adopts such beliefs, statements and practices which are kufr, then we shall most assuredly proclaim them kaafir even if they perform Salaat facing the Qiblah and regard themselves to be Muslims.” Hadhrat Shah Abdul Aziz (Rahmatullah alayh) states:
“The meaning of ‘Ahl-e-Qiblah’ does not refer to every person who faces the Qiblah when performing Salaat. This term refers to those people who do not refute the Essentials of the Deen (Dhururiyaat-e-Deen). The term Qiblah in this context is synonymous with ‘Deen’. Thus it means the people who believe in the Deen. It does not refer to a person who only faces the Qiblah when performing Salaat. There is no doubt in the fact that the Imaan of a person on Kitaabullah and the Ambiya is not valid if he denies these kinds of Aqaaid and Ahkaam (i.e. the Dhururiyaat-e-Deen).”
(End of excerpts from Ikfaarul Mulhideen) The above is a very brief presentation of the meaning of Ahl-e-Qiblah. A whole volume could be compiled on this topic. After this brief introduction , we now turn to your queries.
1) If the kufr of a person is confirmed, then undoubtedly he has become a kaafir. If this person disseminates his kufr idea, belief or practice, then it is obligatory on the Ulama to expose him in order to safeguard the Imaan of the masses.
2) If the kufr is stated in privacy, without the person disseminating his kufr view, then those in contact with him should explain his folly in privacy. They should endeavour to divest him of his kufr idea and urge him to repent and renew his Imaan.
3) The declaration of kufr, ilhaad, irtidaad, etc. is reliant on confirmation of the kufr of the person.
4) Firstly, in our scenario there is no Qaadhi with coercive power. In fact there is no Qaadhi appointed by the Jamaatul Muslimeen. The Muslim community in South Africa is severely splintered. Every organization is independent of the other. If a group of Muslims appoints someone as their qaadhi, this will never be binding on others who are independent and who reject that organization or that person being qaadhi. A valid Qaadhi is in fact appointed by the Ameerul Mu’mineen. However, since the Institution of Khilaafat is non-existent, the question of such an appointment does not develop.
5) The Muslim community is currently in absolute disarray and hopelessly fragmented in a myriad of splinter groups. There is no hope of succeeding in appointing a Qaadhi for the community or for even a substantial segment of the community.
6) There is in fact no ‘official’ Lajnah of Muftis in South Africa. All Darul Iftas and Ulama groupings are today self-appointed.
7) However, there are many Muslims who follow specific Ulama or Ulama bodies. They do turn to such institutions for Shar’i directives. The Ulama are acting in this role although they are devoid of the power of enforcing their rulings on even their own followers.
8) In the current scenario, only such Ulama will be able to preside over issues, on whom their respective constituencies have confidence. There is no possibility whatsoever for the appointment of a national Qaadhi or a grand mufti. Such appointments will be mere paper appointments, futile and ineffective. May Allah Ta’ala keep you with aafiyat.

The Shariah is the Quraan

The Shariah is the Quraan


In the conflict between Haqq and Baatil — Imaan and Kufr — which is being played out in this earthly realm, there is nothing surprising when Shaitaan every now and again fields his forces. After all, this world is the arena for this conflict which commenced with the appearance of Hadhrat Aadam (alayhis salaam). Shaitaan had on the occasion of his expulsion from the heavens sworn great oaths by the Greatness and Glory of Allah Ta’ala that he would leave no stone unturned in his conspiracy to deflect the Servants of Allah from Seeraatul Mustaqeem and lead them all into the bowels of Jahannum wherein he (Shaitaan) is destined to rot and suffer everlastingly.


Among the snares and methods of deflecting Muslims from the Straight and Divine Path (the Shariah of Allah), is the enlisting by Shaitaan of ignoramuses to present kufr and Baatil (Falsehood) in Islamic hues. By painting his kufr with ‘Islamic’ colour, Shaitaan plans to deviate uneducated Muslims from Seeraatul Mustaqeem. Shaitaan employs mainly those who have pursued western education and have been schooled, indoctrinated and brainwashed by tutors of incorrigible kufr.


One such shaitaani agent writing in the Durban newspaper, Daily News, presented a synopsis of the type of kufrwhich Shaitaan fabricates to deviate uneducated and unsuspecting Muslims from Seeraatul Mustaqeem. A non-entity, one Yusuf Ismail, has mushroomed from nowhere and has gorged out in his evil article, nothing but pure kufr. This zindeeq states in his article of Kufr that Allah’s Shariah (The Qur’aan) is the fabrication of the Ulama whom this mulhid describes as ‘a truncated minority’. The zindeeq should open his ears and listen: Shaitaan has succeeded to truncate your Imaan. Lest his immature and truncated brains cannot comprehend the meaning of truncated imaan, we spell it out for him —Truncated imaan is an euphemistic representation for Plain Kufr. In case he does not understand what ‘Plain Kufr’ means, we say to him that it is such Kufr which expels a Muslim from the fold of Islam. It renders him a murtad. May Allah Ta’ala save us all from this ultimate calamity which seals the doom of those who have been decreed KAAFIR in Azal (in the Eternal Knowledge and Command of Allah Ta’ala).

The Shariah is the Quraan


Scraping the very dregs of the barrel of ignorance and stupidity, the Munaafiqeen (Hypocrites), in their desperation for displaying some semblance of ‘islamic’ evidence to bolster their nifaaqi desire and demand for the closure of the Musaajid, clutched at a ridiculous straw. These Munaafiq donkeys now proffer a character, Ibn Sina, who appeared on the platform of history a thousand years after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
With a hideously stupid argument they seek to justify the closure of the Houses of Allah Azza Wa Jal with a medical opinion/measure of the Zindeeq, Ibn Sina to whom the quarantine measure is attributed. It is ludicrous to present the medical opinion of a Zindeeq who came 1000 years after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), to support the kufr of closing the Musaajid, an act of heinous kufr which has no precedent in the annals of Islam an no support whatsoever in the Shariah.
Besides Ibn Sina being a Zindeeq peanut in a pile of other copro-worms, he is not counted even among the deviate scholars. Ibn Sina was a poodle of the kuffaar Greek philosophers. He latched on to the kufr ideology of the Greek Philosophers who, despite their claim to be intellectual and rational creatures, were another brand of Greek mythologists.
The beliefs of Ibn Sina which he acquired from his kuffaar Greek masters as today’s munaafiqeen and zanaadaqah lap up the vomit of their university atheist professors, are an obnoxious conglomeration of epistasis and insoforia of the worst kind of kufr. The following beliefs of kufr will be shocking to the people of Imaan who have been misled regarding Ibn Sina.
Ibn Sina’s Beliefs
1) The world is not of temporal origin. That is: the world is uncreated and co-eternal with Allah Azza Wa Jal.
2) Allah Azza Wa Jal is devoid of attributes. He is merely a creative energy from which ensues creation without Him having any will or power over the creations emanating from Him. He is like the sun from which flow rays of light and heat over which the sun has no control.
3) He denies the existence of Jannat and Jahannam.
4) He denies the resurrection in Qiyaamah and of Qiyaamah itself.
5) He believed that the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus salaam) were reformers for the ignorant masses, not for donkey intellectuals as himself and the donkeys which abound in our current era, parading as the ‘intelligentsia’ when in reality they are ignorantsia.
6) Thus, the entire Islam, its beliefs and practices, was a ruse for educating the ignorant masses.
While Ibn Sina is generally known as a Muslim due to masquerading as one just as the Munaafiqeen of today are portraying themselves as Muslims, he was a copro-Zindeeq.
Ibn Sina’s ‘quarantine’ view has no relationship with the kufr of closing the Musaajid even on the assumption that there is medical sense in his medical knowledge. Undoubtedly, he was a hakeem par excellence, but bereft of the slightest vestige of Imaan. After his death, someone saw him in a dream. In the dream, Ibn Sina, pointing to the Auliya and Sufiya said:
Haa ulaa ee falaasah haqqan (“They, i.e. the Sufiya, are the true philosophers.”)

The attempt to eke out capital from Ibn Sina has added to the stupidity of the Munaafiqeen.

13 Sha’baan 1441 – 7 April 2020