He Claimed to be Catholic
Fatwa No: 416392

Question

Selam . I am 22 years old , i worked months ago as a call agent and while i was talking to a woman on the phone , she asked me if im a cacholic . I asked my boss what to say and he said to me you should say yes because she will belive you more on trying to close that deal so it was just for a few more money , but i know i was wrong and very repented , since that day im still thinking about it and always i ask for forgivness to Allah . My question is : Does that make me a kafir now or what should i do ?

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.

This action is extremely prohibited; rather, it is an act of Kufr (disbelief) – may Allah protect us from that. Whoever willfully proclaims himself to be a disbeliever without what constitutes coercion according to the Sharee‘ah, has committed an act of disbelief. If you repented sincerely to Allah, The Almighty, and performed the prayer, which clearly includes reciting the Shahaadah (the two testimonies of faith), then you have done what is required of you to do.

You should beware of Satan in the future, and know that whoever turns to Allah, The Exalted, with sincere repentance, it wipes out all traces of his sin. Verily, the one who repents of a sin is like the one who did not commit that sin at all.

Allah Knows best.

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