I was in the mosque and I saw a man with a short beard. I felt the impulse to laugh because I think I found the style of his beard funny. I told myself not to laugh because it might constitute making fun of Islam. I don't think I laughed but I think my expression changed I think I acted upon the waswas I got. Have I committed kufr?

And even if I did laugh, is there a difference between laughing at the style of his beard and laughing at the act of keeping a beard for the sake of Allah?

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    What was your (intention -if there was any-) when you laughed or almost laughed? As you say it was the beard style made you laugh, where is the kufr here?
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 8, 2016 at 8:37
  • i did not laugh. I felt an impulse to do so. I dont think my intention was to laugh at the sunnah of keeping a beard as i keep a beard myself. I think it was the style of the beard
    – Nasim
    Apr 8, 2016 at 8:38
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    So kufr is out of question!
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 8, 2016 at 8:40
  • that is a relief
    – Nasim
    Apr 8, 2016 at 8:41
  • if you're online i'd like to talk to you about something
    – Nasim
    Apr 11, 2016 at 16:07

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No, it doesn't. It equates to fusuq (evil-doing).

Narrated `Abdullah: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (i.e., an evil-doing), and killing him is Kufr (disbelief).

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6044

USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 70

And Allah knows best.


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