Q: A senior South African Tablighi worker made a joke about the laws of inheritance being in Surah Lahab. He said the verse says “Ma ka sab,” meaning everything goes to the mother. Would this joke of his amount to kufr and invalidate his nikah? What about the people who laughed at the joke? Is this not a mockery of the Kalaam of Allah?
A: If it was not to ridicule the verse of the Qur’aan, rather to prove the ignorance of the person who incorrectly used this verse then this is not kufr.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)