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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

It is commonly believed that if someone leaves Islam, by Sharia law the punishment is death. Is that true? I have heard some different opinions. Dr. Zakir Naik was once asked a similar question and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?) ...