Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Fatwa#: 39840
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Mar 11,2018

Title: Saying something which is kufr or shirk without any knowledge


what shall i do if i thik i may have strayed ito kufr or shirk by saying something without knowledge or knowig?

i have been reading about kufr and shirk and they are than ascribing partners to allah. I have said many things which could be wrong which may have taken me into the fold of kufr and shirk due to lack of knowledge.

what shall i do?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Your question is not clear. It appears you were reading a book about kufr and shirk, and you fear reading such contents lead to kufr.

If our understanding of your query is correct, then the mere reading of kufr and shirk does not constitute kufr and shirk.[1]

And Allah Taala Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] (البحر الرائق، ج ٥، ص ١٢٩)  

وَبِإِثْبَاتِ الْمَكَانِ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى فَإِنْ قَالَ اللَّهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ فَإِنْ قَصَدَ حِكَايَةَ مَا جَاءَ فِي ظَاهِرِ الْأَخْبَارِ لَا يَكْفُرُ


(الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين، ج ٣، ص ٧١٩)

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