Does writing or asking a statement of Kufr take one out of the fold of Islam?

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A Muslim had thoughts of kufr of the statements, ‘I am not muslim, I denounce islam’, which he says in his mind to himself without any intention of kufr. So writes the below questions/queries in an email/Q&A website to a Mufti/maulana and also asks verbally to find out and understand the ruling/fatwa in such a matter/case. When he writes to the maulana/Mufti to enquire about these thoughts, he decides that instead of writing that these are thoughts that he has been thinking, he writes that he has verbally said the statements, ‘ I am not muslim, I denounce islam’, when in reality he hasn’t and didn’t say it verbally and refers to himself as written/explained in the below queries/questions (queries/questions copied and pasted below).

He wrote this in the email that he verbally said these particular statements was to get a ruling on such a matter. Does writing or verbally asking the below questions/queries make him a non-muslim/Murtaad? Questions/queries written to the mufti/maulana:

1)If I write in email that I have said the statement ‘I am not muslim, I denounce islam’, when in reality I haven’t and didnt say it. And the only reason I wrote this in the email that I said this particular statement was to enquire/ to get a fatwa and the ruling on such a matter. does this make me a non-muslim?

2) A person says: ‘ I am not muslim, I denounce islam’. If not sure of the intention at the time of saying this statements, does that make me a non-muslim? (End of questions/queries) The muslim never has/had any intention of kufr and never has Verbally said any kufr statements. Jazakallah khairan


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

Your query was previously answered on July 29th, 2015. You may refer to the attached link:

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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