Date : 05-12-2012

Question :

A strange phenomenon has spread throughout Islamic societies , which is cursing Allah and religion. Would you kindly clarify the Islamic ruling on this?

The Answer :

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of The Worlds. Peace and blessings be upon Prophet Mohammad, and upon all his family and companions.

Glorifying Allah, The Almighty, is the basis of Islamic Aqida (creed), and the most incumbent act upon a Muslim. Whereas, cursing Allah and religion is a hideous crime condemned by all Muslims since it annuls the reward due on acts of worship and expels a Muslim from the faith whether he/she does this jokingly, seriously, or mockingly because Allah Says (What means): “And if you question them, assuredly they will say, ‘We were only engaging [in idle talk] and jesting’, Say: ‘Were you then mocking Allah, and His Signs, and His Messenger? Make no excuses. You have disbelieved after believing” {Al-Tawbah/65-66}.

And whoever does so must instantly ask for Allah`s forgiveness, repent and return to Islam by uttering the Shahaadatayn (testimony of faith). We kindly advise such a person to fear Allah and increase remembrance of Him for He Says (What means): “Verily by God’s remembrance are hearts reassured.” {Ar-Rad/28}. This person must abstain from such a hideous act for good and work hard on offering righteous deeds as much as possible for Allah says: “And establish prayer at the two ends of the day, and in some watches of the night. Indeed good deeds annul misdeeds. That is a remembrance for the mindful.” {Hud/114}.

This person must realize that Allah is ever forgiving and merciful to those who sincerely repent. He must also remember that Allah says in the Holy Quran:” and [those] who do not call on another god along with God, nor slay the soul which God has forbidden, except with due cause, and who do not commit fornication - for whoever does that shall meet with retribution doubled will be the chastisement for him on the Day of Resurrection and he will abide therein abased; except for him who repents, and believes, and acts righteously, for such, God will replace their evil deeds with good deeds, for God is ever Forgiving, Merciful. “ {Al-Furqan/68-70}. And Allah Knows Best.