Q: I uttered words of kufr and shirk. If I say the shahadah and ask Allah to forgive me, is that enough?
Also, if an apostate returns to Islam, is he equal to the Muslim who never committed kufr?
If he is very sincere in his renewing of imaan and begging Allah Ta`ala’s forgiveness and correcting himself thereafter then it is possible that he will be the same as a normal Muslim.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)