I know someone who purposely ate pork on two or three occasions. He asked me whether he is still considered Muslim. I told him yes, and to ask for forgiveness. He was wondering does he have to retake his shahadah.

Does someone have to retake the shahada after deliberately eating pork?


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Whether or not he needs to, it won't hurt if he does it anyway. It's just a matter of saying two lines and meaning them in your heart. Tell him to say it anyway, just in case, although this isn't really a matter of "if he doesn't say it he's not a muslim".

The best he can do is repent to Allah (SWT), and InShaAllah he will be forgiven.

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