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Getting sin for inviting people towards wrong

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Q: If a Muslim has a group of Muslim friends. The man knows zina is haram. His friends dont know zina is haram. The man invites them to commit zina. They all go and commit zina. The man doesn’t commit zina.

1. Will the man be getting their sin of zina or he wont be getting their sin of zina since the friends were unaware of the act being haram?

2. Is the man guilty of kufr because his friends did not know zina is haram and they thought it was halal and committed it. (Thinking a haram act as halal and doing it is kufr).

Bismillaah

A:

1. He will be sinful for inviting them towards wrong and they will be sinful for carrying out the wrong. A believer should enquire and find out before getting involved in any activity.

2. No, this does not constitute kufr.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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