What You Mentioned Is Not Disbelief
Fatwa No: 389722

  • Fatwa Date:7-1-2019 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 1, 1440
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Question

Selam AleykumRecently something strange happened to me.I was playing on my gaming console and deleted unintenionally a game.At this moment i was very angry and insulted with words which are famous in bosnian for cursing.When i was cursing i turned my head to the sky like someone turns it during du‘a and then i had a strange feeling like i was meaning Allah with that.I didn‘t say Allah you are so and so I didnt mention his name but immediately after that I questioned myself if I have questioned myself rather I cursed Allah or not.And it‘s quind of strange because I can‘t remember rather I wanted to have these thoughts about Allah during cursing or rather they came from ShaytanOne minute after this incident I started to download this game again and said to myself in. German „Allah ist nicht Schuld“ which means in English something like „Allah isn‘t guilty for this“ what happened.Then I started playing with my cousin another game but I couldn‘t concentrate at all and I thought the whole time about this incident and rather I commited kufr or not. It went so far that my head started hurting and there was nothing I was really aware other than that incident.After I finished the game with my cousin I got up and prayed 2 rakat and prayed to Allah to protect me from the whispers of Shaytan.And after that it went away. Now my question is did I commit kufr or not?I have read everything on your page and the page „islam qa“ and know the principle that one‘s Islam can only be nullified by the same certaininty you entered it.I always think it‘s the Shaytan who wants to controll my mind but then I think I just think like that because I don‘t want to repent.But the thing is vallahi I am not arrogant. I‘m just really afraid that I really commited kufr and that I have no excuse before Allah.And my second question is in the future when something similar happens should I directly repent to Allah or wait until a Shaykh answer my question?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What you mentioned is nothing but whispers from the devil, so just ignore them and do not pay any attention to them.

The established rule in the subject of Takfeer (declaring someone as a non-Muslim), is that in principle a Muslim remains a Muslim, and he does not go out of the fold of Islam except with certainty.

A statement or act that is probable to mean disbelief and other than disbelief, then it should be interpreted to mean other than disbelief.

Al-Mulla ‘Ali Qaari said in Sharh Ash-Shifaa’: “Our scholars said, ‘If one finds ninety-nine reasons to accuse a Muslim of Kufr and finds one single reason to keep him in Islam, then the Mufti and the judge should act based on that one reason. This is extracted from the saying of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ): 'Avert the Hudood (prescribed punishments in Sharee’ah) from Muslims as much as possible. If you find a way out for a Muslim (to avoid applying Hudood), then set him free. It is better for the Imam to make a mistake by forgiving, than him making a mistake by punishing.' [At-Tirmithi and Al-Haakim]’” [End of quote]

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 336775 and 352567.

Allah knows best.

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