Cursing Satan is permissible by text of the Quran
Fatwa No: 18756

  • Fatwa Date:10-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 1, 1428
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Question

It is permissible to curse devils, like addressing saying "May Allaah curse your Satan"?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and messenger.

 

Allaah Says (what means): {They call upon instead of Him none but female [deities], and they [actually] call upon none but a rebellious Satan. Whom Allaah has cursed.}[Quran 3:117-118]

The scholars of Tafseer (interpretation of the Quran) hold the view that these two verses affirm that it is permissible to curse Satan personally – may Allaah curse him. They also apply the same ruling to non-Muslims in general.  However, some scholars prohibited cursing them by name, except for those who die in the state of disbelief. Allaah Says (what means): {Cursed were those who disbelieved among the Children of Israel by the tongue of Daawood [David] and of ‘Eesa [Jesus], the son of Mary. That was because they disobeyed and [habitually] transgressed.}[Quran 5:78]

However, it is not permissible to curse the Muslims who committed grave major sins in person. However, it is permissible to curse them collectively according to their sins, like cursing thieves, people who deal with Riba (interest or usury), those who consume intoxicants and produce it and those who practice homosexuality. Therefore, no person is permitted to say, "May the curse of Allaah be upon so and so, because he steals." Rather, a person should say, "May the curse of Allaah be on thieves." Note that it is only permissible to curse when the sin in proven by text to be cursed, like the above examples.

Allaah Knows best.

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