Fatwaa ID: 978
Assalamualaikum Mufti Sahiban
I wanted to ask you about something that has recently happened in my family.
My uncle said to his daughter that he has become catholic. It was confirmed with, He said it to scare his family as he is a religious person and he wants his family to be practicing too.
His family tries their best to practice islam but he is a little strict.
Just wanted to find out if these kind of words affect anybody.
As my aunty is a little stressed thinking is their nikah valid now?
He practices Islam alhamdulillah.. thing is his daughters have started going to.university and they wear western modest clothes.. but he wants them to wear abaya.. they always have conflicts amongst each other. He said I have become catholic now as Allah doesnt answer my prayers and you dont cover yourselves
He said this to emotionally blackmail them
Could you please tell me whether he became kafir due to his statement.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
We take note of the details of your query. The statement in reference constitutes kufr. However, as he has clarified, he is still within the fold of Islam. Notwithstanding this, he must make sincere tawbah and istighfaar and recite his shahaadah again. He should strictly refrain from making such statements in the future. We understand that his purpose was good but there are other ways of dealing with situations.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين
Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation.
Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.
References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites.
Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.