Utterances of kufr

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Q: If a muslim attributes to himself an other religion by saying, for example, “I am a Jews” or “I am a Christian” or “the christian are better than muslim in aqida”. Does such a person become a kafir even if he uttered the statement jokingly and even if he did not know that it is kufr to say such a thing?


A: A person should refrain from making such utterances. Such utterances are utterances of kufr. If one had made such utterances, one should renew his Imaan and repeat the kalima. Similarly one should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and make a firm resolve that one will never repeat this in the future. 

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, 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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