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Understanding Hanif Islam: Is Dismissing it a Form of Kufr?

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Q: What is the religion known as Hanif? I know it is related to Hazrat Ibrahim AS. There was a website saying that we should follow Hanif Islam (the religion of Hazrat Ibrahim AS). At that moment I thought angrily and in disgust that there should be no other religion in Islam that should be followed. Have I done kufr by belittling the religion of Hazrat Ibrahim AS?


A: Haneef refers to the one who is fully devoted to Allah Ta`ala and upright and he does not have any type of a compromising approach.

This was your jahaalat and ignorance. Though you intended right, but you did not understand the meaning of haneef. Make istighfaar and taubah.

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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