28th March 2006
Respected Mufti Sahab,
My question is with regards to the 'converted Christian' Abdul Rahman. He was imprisoned, accused of apostasy- or denouncing Islam in favour of Christianity. He was facing the death penalty from the Afghan government if he did not denounce Christianity.
On many Islamic forums, I have read views of Muslims critisising the Afghan government for their actions. The most common argument is, Muslims should be tolerant towards these issues as it is only adding fuel to the fire of the Islamophobic war. Could you please clarify what our thoughts should be on this issue, as opposing something that is in the Shariah, even unknowingly, can prove to be fatal for our Iman.