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Tag: Excommunication التكفير

Hadith on Tribulation: In the darkest of trials, stay inside and hide yourselves

February 7, 2017

Jundub ibn Sufyan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come after me a tribulation like the dark of night, in which a man will awaken as a believer and enter evening as an unbeliever, or awaken as an unbeliever and enter evening as a believer.” A man […]

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Hadith on Curses: Cursing and excommunicating a Muslim is like killing him

October 31, 2016

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man declares his brother to be an unbeliever, then it is as if he has killed him. And cursing a believer is like killing him.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 3158/3159 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ […]

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Ibn Abbas on Khawarij: The winning argument against the Kharijite rebels

February 4, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, confronted the Khawarij, saying, “As for your statement that Ali has delegated ruling to men in the affair of Allah, I recite to you a judgment referred to men regarding the matter of the price of a rabbit and other hunted animals. Allah said: O […]

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Ibn Umar on Peace: Offer peace to deviant groups, but do not kill any Muslim

February 4, 2016

Nafi’ reported: Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, used to offer greetings of peace to the Khashabiyya and the Khawarij even though they were fighting each other. Ibn Umar said, “Whoever calls to the prayer, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls to salvation, then I have responded to him. Whoever calls […]

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Jabir on Takfir: I seek refuge in Allah from accusing a Muslim of unbelief

January 27, 2016

Abu Sufyan reported: I said to Jabir ibn Abdullah, “Did you used to declare anyone who prays facing Mecca (qiblah) to be an unbeliever?” Jabir said no. I said, “Did you declare them to be idolaters?” Jabir said, “I seek refuge in Allah.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 7548 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “I will never declare anyone […]

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Hadith on Persecution: The Prophet fought for religious freedom, not political authority

July 5, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: We were met by Abdullah ibn Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, tell us about fighting during times of persecution as Allah said: And fight until there is no more persecution.” (2:193) Ibn […]

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Hadith on Peace: Obligation to accept peace offerings at face value

November 4, 2014

Ibn Abbas reported: A man from the tribe of Sulaim passed by a group of companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he had with him some sheep. The man greeted them with peace and they said, “He only offered peace to protect himself.” So they attacked him, killed […]

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Hadith on Takfeer: The accuser is closer to unbelief than the accused

October 2, 2014

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, I fear for you that a man will recite the Quran until his delight is seen and he takes Islam as a cloak. Then, he changes to whatever Allah wills for him, such that it is stripped from him and he throws it behind […]

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Hadith on Khawarij: The violent rebels are the worst of creation and dogs of Hellfire

October 2, 2014

Ibn Abi Awfa reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “The rebels (khawarij) are the dogs of the Hellfire.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 173, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Abu Ghalib reported: Abu Umamah said, “The rebels are the worst of those slain under the heavens, and […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: The scholars would not excommunicate those who excommunicated them

August 5, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Thus, the scholars and people of the Sunnah would not excommunicate (takfeer) those who opposed them even if their opponents declared them to be unbelievers, for the matter of unbelief is a legal judgment and a person may not punish with the like of it, such as if someone lies against you […]

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