Despising the Torah or the Injeel [Gospel]
Fatwa No: 91773

  • Fatwa Date:2-4-2006 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 4, 1427
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Does a person who despises the Injeel or the Torah become a non-Muslim, as it may contain some Words of Allaah?


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 is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


It is not permissible to despise the Torah or the Injeel [Gospel] that are not distorted or those which are distorted but which still contain some truth or contain a great name Allaah's Name, and whoever deliberately and knowingly does so, he has committed an act of disbelief.

As regards the Torah or the Injeel [Gospel] which are known to be distorted and do not contain any great thing, then there is no harm in despising them. Ash-Shams Ar-Ramli may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: 'It is not permissible or sufficient to cleanse oneself after defecation with something that should be respected. What should be respected is of various kinds, among which is something on which some religious knowledge is written, like Prophetic narrations and Islamic jurisprudence, and the knowledge that leads to learning such science. As regards what is not respected, like philosophy and the torah or the Injeel [Gospel] which are known to be distorted and which do not contain any great name, then it is permissible to cleanse with them after defecating.'

Allaah Knows best.

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