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Uttering statements that lead to kufr

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Q: Recently I have heard one scholars speech regarding kalima e kufr (saying bad words about Islam even in a joking way) can cause an individual to become a kafir and his nikah will break.

Actually my wife used to make comments about my beard some times that she doesnt like it and it doesnt suit me. The scholar said that saying this will make her a kafir (in the video).

Please suggest whether my nikah is valid and if not then how do I renew my nikah.


A: If she had said this because you were not taking good care of your beard then this will not amount to kufr. However, she should make taubah and refrain from making these types of statements as they could be dangerous.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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