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ردة disbelief or renouncing of Islam by a Muslim.

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What is the evidence that an Apostate is allowed to avoid execution by repentance?

I was asked this by an Apostate. He wanted to know what the evidence is that an Apostate can evade execution by repenting and returning to Islam. I know this is the judgement of the madhahib and Umar ...
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Apostasy and heterosexual and homosexual porn addiction

assalamualaikum warahmatullahi, brothers and sisters i have done horrible things and i want nothing but forgiveness let me start from the beginning, i was just around 13-14 years old(I'm now 17) when ...
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How does Islam look on someone that leaves the religion [duplicate]

Is it true when you leave islam that Islamic communitity must kill him or her? And how does Islam treats ex-muslims??
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What is the Ruling on the Apostate who flees to Darul Kufr?

If there is an Apostate from Islam who has fled darul Islam to Darul Kufr, then is it still obligatory to execute the apostate or is it okay to treat him as just a regular non muslim?
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Do you lose your religion for doing something that you are unsure is kufr or shirk

If you do something that you are unsure is kufr or shirk do you lose your religion, and could you provide evidence please? Are you sinful for it?
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Which kind of Apostate does Imam Malik not recognise the repentance of?

In this translation of a hadith attached to Imam Malik’s commentary: "if someone changes his deen, strike his neck!" refers to those who leave Islam for other than it - like the heretics ...
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Will people who repeatedly leave Islam never be forgiven?

“Verily, those who believe, then disbelieve, then believe (again), and (again) disbelieve, and go on increasing in disbelief; Allaah will not forgive them, nor guide them on the (right) way” [al-Nisa’ ...
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Waswas about leaving the fold of islam [duplicate]

If someone has waswas about leaving the fold of islam how can he combat it Repeating shahada
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What is the ruling on causing another to leave Islam?

Asalamu alaikum, I’d firstly like to say that this is a purely hypothetical question. I, nor anyone I know, has caused another to apostatise. However, I have wondered about the ruling on this. Because ...
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Is it true that the apostates' families are taken as slaves?

Salam, When I was reading a fatwa, I came across a statement like that: "...if a Muslim denies to pray, he is to be executed for his disbelief, which means that he is not to be washed, the ...
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Does Bulugh Al Maram Hadith Number 1242 Promote the killing of people that leave their own religion? [duplicate]

It says Ibn 'Abbas (RA) narrated that The Messenger of Allah said, “He who changes his religion (i.e. apostates) kill him.” Related by Al-Bukhari. (Bulugh al-Maram) I was shocked when i saw whis, is ...
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Why did Muhammad (SAW) say, "If anybody discards his religion then kill him"?

A Christian asked me that why Islam says to execute one who changes his religion. He gave a hadith as reference. The hadith : Narrated Ikrima: Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn `Abbas, ...
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Is Shariah a compulsion for a practising Muslim, can it be like I follow only the Quran and dont listen other teachings like Hadith and shariah? [closed]

Assalamu-alaykum rahmatullahi wabara-katuh, My point is why follow rules interpreted by the others when you can solely rely on the Quran itself. I deny any teachings by "self-declared elders" of ...
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My wife left Islam so we seperated for a few months now she has returned to the deen can we get back together now

My wife dexided to apostate so I seperated from her and left . She after a few months has returned to islam. Is it HALAL for me to return to her?
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What evidence is there that a Muslim man can not marry a chaste woman of the book if she is an ex-Muslim?

Qur'an 5:5 permits Muslim men to marry chaste women of the book. However, according to IslamWeb, there is an exception: a Muslim man may not marry a woman who is an ex-Muslim (a.k.a., an apostate). ...
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Does the marriage of a man who leaves Islam remain valid?

I was a Christian and I became Muslim. I got married to a Muslim girl. If I return to my religion (Christian), is my marriage still valid?
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Can someone end up leaving Islam through neglect?

Converting to Islam is a simple process: say the shahada (testimony of faith) and mean it. (There's a bit of a debate about witnesses: Do I need to convert in front of witnesses to become a Muslim?) ...
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Is there a formal process to legally leave Islam?

For whatever reason, an ex-Muslim might desire to be legally recognized as a non-Muslim under sharia. A question on Quora asks about a specific case of this, where a Muslim woman wants to formally ...
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What is meant by "increasing disbelief" in Surah Aal 'Imraan verse 90?

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad ﷺ) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allah guides not ...
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Could divorce by feigning apostasy be used to escape a violent husband?

Domestic violence cycles and escalates. If a woman's husband is violent, he will often become incrementally more violent as time goes on. (Why Doesn't She Just Leave?) The general advice in these ...
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How is Islam a "religion of peace" when the Quran says that apostasy is punishable by death? [duplicate]

I have heard many claim that Islam is a religion of peace. If that's true then why are you not free to disbelieve? Supposedly apostasy is punishable by death according to Islam. (I read it in an ...
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Could it be beneficial to leave Islam and convert back with a clean slate?

The consensus is that converts are given a clean slate (i.e., their past sins are erased) when they convert to Islam, e.g. IslamWeb write: ... anyone who converts to Islam all the sins he committed ...
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Why are apostates executed and how is this compatible with freedom of belief? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked before, but I have to search for the proof. In Islam, why are those who apostate from Islam executed, while Islam is based on the free will and freedom in choosing ...
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What does "to pay respect to a non-moslem" mean, and does it express unbelief?

This question is motivated by the snippet: The more miscellaneous expressions of unbelief may be illustrated by the following examples: ... to pay respect to a non-moslem ... -- page 4 of Peters ...
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Does praying the Salat express agreement with all aspects of Islam?

I asked a related question yesterday. (I'm not sure if it's a duplicate as the emphasis is quite different) I'd like to pray Salat at the mosque tomorrow, as I think it is a great way to worship and ...
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Apostasy in Islam the punishment? [duplicate]

I keep reading that non Muslims attack Islam saying one of the reasons that Islam is false is the punishment is death. Is this true - I read a scholar saying the Prophet said those words for the ...
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If a Muslim fakes a baptism, is he considered an apostate?

Think of a situation where a Muslim undergoes a baptism in a church in order to make Christians think that he's converting to Christianity (maybe he's doing some undercover work). But in reality, he ...
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How to repent from apostasy? [duplicate]

What is the process of repentance? I know about the feeling of regret and the resolve to never repeat the sin again that form the basis of repentance but is there a prayer that has to be said by a ...
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Is conversion between Islamic denominations considered apostasy?

I believe the question is enough. Also, is conversion between schools considered apostasy? (I suppose conversion to denominations not universally accepted as Islam could be considered apostasy, such ...
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How to repent for apostasy?

I have committed apostasy several years ago, but in secret. Then I reintroduced myself back to Islam. But I didn't know that I should've repented in 3 days, now I do know that ruling. I still haven't ...
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Are children of apostate parents considered Muslim?

Consider the following situation. There are parents, who leave the Islam and they will be atheists, or non-Muslims. Which is a serious crime, but it is possible. They have children, and these ...
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Should non-violent Apostates be killed in Islam? [duplicate]

Verse [4:89] in the Quran states Apostates are to be killed: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for ...
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Apostasy law and free decision on faith [duplicate]

If apostasy is a crime that is to be punished, like in many Muslim countries, how can a Muslim's decision to believe in Allah considered as free if it is influenced by fear of punishment?
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According to Quran is leaving Islam a sin?

If it is then is there a punishment listed? I dont want answers from Hadees, only from Quran.
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Is it considered apostasy if association with Islam was only hereditary?

Most people belonging to a faith will do whatever it takes to raise their child to see only their hereditary faith as orthodox (righteous one) and all others as unorthodox. If a person was only ...
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Can a Hindu turned Muslim divorcee convert back to Hindu [closed]

Can a Muslim divorcee (who was Hindu before marrying a Muslim) converts back to Hindu after divorce?
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Punishment for apostasy in Islam [duplicate]

A few days ago I read in a website (IslamQA.com) that punishment for apostasy under sharia law is death. They also provided a hadith related to that. (the entire fatwa can be read here: http://islamqa....
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Who can call another person an apostate?

Is anyone allowed to call another person an apostate? In case context matters, the person calling someone an apostate is a Pakistani Salafi.
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What is the correct thing to do about apostasy in countries where Sharia is not the official legal system?

Many muslims live in secular law countries where there are other religions and sometimes members of the islamic community convert to other religion. Since Sharia could not be enforced in those ...
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Have I committed unintentional riddah (apostasy) by noticing that religions use the promise of heaven as a psychological mirage?

Recently, it occurred to me that almost every religion will promise its followers heaven. I came under the impression that religion may be a psychological shroud that covers the eyes of humans, but ...
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Can an apostate be forgiven by Allah?

Can an apostate be forgiven by Allah? I'm asking because of the verse 4:137: "Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief,-...
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List of kufr and shirk acts?

Is there a list of disbeliever and shirk acts, and do you have to say the Shahada again, if you do them? Or is there a website which lists them? In a article?
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Does 2:54 proved death punishment for apostasy?

Quran [2:54] states that calf worshipers were punished by death by their own people. Doesn't that prove death punishment for apostates according to Quran?
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Ibn Taymiyyah and Apostasy Law

I've often heard it said that in Ibn Taymiyyah's opinion, apostasy (without involving seditious acts) is a crime for which there is no earthly punishment. I haven't seen a reference for this though. ...
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How does an apostate "rebecome" a Muslim again?

If someone leaves Islam, either for a short of a long period of time, and later wants to come back and repent, what are the necessary steps? Should he just repent to Allah (as other sins)? Or should ...
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Death penalty for Apostasy according to Quran?

The topic of death penalty for apostasy (defection form one's religion) in Islam seems to be a controversial one since many people have both positive and negative answers regarding the issue. Now, ...
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How a Muslim state will protect Apostates of other religions? [closed]

Islam order killing of converts from Islam or Apostates. What if other religions does the same, how someone will accept Islam? How a Muslim state will protect the Apostates of other religions? Also ...
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Is it mandatory to kill someone for leaving Islam?

There is a similar question on this. It is a commonly known fact that Muhammad SAWS and many caliphs punished apostasy with death. However, my question is whether it is commanded to punish someone ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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To leave Islam in an acceptable way?

Some Muslims might have a change of heart after reading Islam thoroughly and finding contradictory stuff. Is there an acceptable way for them to leave Islam without getting the death penalty? Note, ...
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