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If Someone Has Waswas About Hurmat Musaharah

Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam


If someone has waswas about hurmat musaharah. Then one day without thinking correctly he makes fun of the word hurmat. By saying hermit in a funny voice followed by thoughts mocking the concept but then saying astaghfirullah straight after is this kufr. He doesn’t know if he intentionally said hermit or if it came out of his mouth of not thinking correctly. But it’s more certain he wasn’t thing correctly.

Also, he doesn’t remember if he mocked the concept as he said hermit or seconds later. But he remembered he said astaghfirullah after. Does the person have to renew nikkah?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


A person should be extremely cautious when it comes to matters of Deen.

We should never belittle, make fun of, or joke about our religion. This will be a major sin and can take a person out of the fold of Islam.

Allah S.W.T. Says in the Quran warning, that such people;

وَلَئن سَأَلۡتَهُمۡ لَیَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلۡعَبُۚ قُلۡ أَبِٱللَّهِ وَءَایَـٰتِهِۦ وَرَسُولِهِۦ كُنتُمۡ تَسۡتَهۡزِءُون لَا تَعۡتَذِرُوا۟ قَدۡ كَفَرۡتُم بَعۡدَ إِیمَـٰنِكُمۡۚ.

And if you ask them, they will say, “We were just chatting and having fun.” Say, “Is it of Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were making fun of? Do not make excuses. You have become disbelievers (by mocking Allah and His Messenger) after you had professed Imaan. [Surat At-Tawbah 65-66]

As regards your situation, it will not be regarded as Kufr as you have made a mistake and are not even sure exactly what has happened. (1)

The Prophet S.A.W. said;

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَضَعَ عَنْ أُمَّتِي الْخَطَأَ وَالنِّسْيَانَ وَمَا اسْتُكْرِهُوا عَلَيْهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

“Allah has forgiven my nation for mistakes and forgetfulness, and what they are forced to do.” Ibn Majah 2045

However, this doesn’t give you any leniency to repeat such a mistake. Indeed it is a grave matter and sincere repentance should be made.

You should still retake your Shahadah and renew your Nikah so you don’t have any doubts remaining in regard to your faith and marriage.

If a person knowingly makes fun of Deen will be considered Kufr (1)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

(1)وَفِي الْبَحْرِ عَنْ الْجَامِعِ الْأَصْغَرِ: إذَا أَطْلَقَ الرَّجُلُ كَلِمَةَ الْكُفْرِ عَمْدًا، لَكِنَّهُ لَمْ يَعْتَقِدْ الْكُفْرَ قَالَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِنَا: لَا يَكْفُرُ لِأَنَّ الْكُفْرَ يَتَعَلَّقُ بِالضَّمِيرِ وَلَمْ يَعْقِدْ الضَّمِيرَ عَلَى الْكُفْرِ، وَقَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ: يَكْفُرُ وَهُوَ الصَّحِيحُ عِنْدِي لِأَنَّهُ اسْتَخَفَّ بِدِينِهِ. اهـ. ثُمَّ قَالَ فِي الْبَحْرِ وَالْحَاصِلُ: أَنَّ مَنْ تَكَلَّمَ بِكَلِمَةٍ لِلْكُفْرِ هَازِلًا أَوْ لَاعِبًا كَفَرَ عِنْدَ الْكُلِّ وَلَا اعْتِبَارَ بِاعْتِقَادِهِ كَمَا صَرَّحَ بِهِ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ وَمَنْ تَكَلَّمَ بِهَا مُخْطِئًا أَوْ مُكْرَهًا لَا يَكْفُرُ عِنْدَ الْكُلِّ، وَمَنْ تَكَلَّمَ بِهَا عَامِدًا عَالِمًا كَفَرَ عِنْدَ الْكُلِّ

رد المحتار ج٤ ، ص٢٢٤ ، شركة مكتبة ومطبعة مصطفى البابي الحلبي وأولاده بمصر (وصورتها دار الفكر بيروت)

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