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muslim or no longer muslim

Last updated: 16th August 2006
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16th August 2006

If there is a Muslim whose parents or friends are non Muslims .If parents or friends die he feels grief and prays for them that may God send them in heaven will this act will make him kafir(non Muslim) or he has committed a sin but sill but still is a Muslim.
I have posted different question but the main question behind the all is that what are acts that make a Muslim a non Muslim .Is it only when a person deliberately leaves Islam and become Non Muslim or certain unislamic acts can make him non Muslim while he has no intention of leaving his religion

Ulamaa ID 04
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1st September 2011
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

1) A person will not come out the fold of Islam but a person will be going against the teachings of the Quran.

Allah Most High says:

“It is not for the Prophet and those who believe to pray for the forgiveness of idolaters even though they may be near of kin after it has become clear that they are people of hell-fire.” (9: 113,114)

Allah Ta'ala says: "Ask forgiveness for them, or do not ask forgiveness for them! If you should ask forgiveness for them seventy times- never will Allah forgive them." (9:80)

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was prevented from praying for his uncle Abu Talib by Allah Most High. Similar was the case of Sayyiduna Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam).

It will be permissible to visit a non-Muslim to offer one’s condolences for a family bereavement. (Ahsanul Fataawa Vol. 4 Pg. 243)

It is stated in al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya:

“If a non-Muslim dies, one may say to the deceased’s father or some other relative of his: “May God recompense you with someone better and honour you with Islam, and that He bestow you with a Muslim child…” (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya, 5/348)

Thus, it will be permitted to visit a non-Muslim in the event of a family bereavement.

2) Aqaid of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah (Adherents to the Sunnah and the Jama'ah i.e. Companions of the Messenger), Please view this:

Not having these Aqaid will either make one come out of the fold of Islam (i.e. Kafir) or from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah (i.e. become one of the deviant sect).

Also, a person who renounces his/her faith will be Kafir and a person who deliberately immitates other religious belief such as, wearing the crucifix etc.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.