Owner of Group Chat Fearing to Commit Kufr by Not Deleting Inappropriate Messages
Fatwa No: 449032

  • Fatwa Date:17-10-2021 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 11, 1443
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Question

I am the owner of a groupchat with my friends. I have the ability to delete. messages in the groupchat because I own it. If they talk about interests they have that are haram, and sometimes use inappropriate language, and I don’t delete. these messages, do I fall into kufr because I am appeasing their discussions and language which are haram?

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.

There is no doubt that merely leaving such messages – and not deleting them – is not Kufr. If relating Kufr does not constitute Kufr by itself, then how is it that merely leaving messages that include Kufr would constitute Kufr.

Ibn Muflih  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in al-Furoo’:

A person who relates Kufr that he heard of and which he does not believe in does not become a Kaafir (disbeliever); perhaps this is a consensus among the scholars.” [End of quote]

Therefore, what you are asking about stems from whispers, so you should avoid them, ignore them, and strive to treat them.

For more benefit that reporting (narrating) a statement of disbelief does not make one a disbeliever, please refer to Fatawa 352756 and 91710.

Allah Knows best.

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