Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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Despite that Islam has explicitly  & completely secured religious freedom , nevertheless, there are some claims to  kill any  muslims who  revert from their religion  . Accordingly the page editor decided to address this dangerous issue adopting the methodology of Sheikh Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) Head of Islamic Verdict body in his time, that methodology  is ultimately referring to Quran on how to react towards this reverting & apostasy matter &  hereby are the findings from Quran of how to react towards this

1)     ISLAM SECURES THE COMPLETE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGIONS & beliefs including the right to REVERT from Islam & convert to another religion or become atheist


18;29 ” فَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيَكْفُرْ ,

translation is ” so whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve” –

لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ2;256,

translation is “no compulsion in the religion”

2) QURAN RECOGNIZES & mentions that a muslim can revert from Islam without mentioning any punishment in life & his going to hell punishment for his reverting/kufr is by ALLAH in the afterlife

Quran 2;217

وَمَن يَرْتَدِدْ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَيَمُتْ وَهُوَ كَافِرٌ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ حَبِطَتْ أَعْمَالُهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ۖ وَأُولَـٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

translation is “And whoever of you reverts from his religion and dies while he is a kafir – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.”—-

& also in Quran 4;137

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ثُمَّ كَفَرُوا ثُمَّ آمَنُوا ثُمَّ كَفَرُوا ثُمَّ ازْدَادُوا كُفْرًا لَّمْ يَكُنِ اللَّـهُ لِيَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ وَلَا لِيَهْدِيَهُمْ سَبِيلًا

translation is “Indeed, those who have believed then disbelieved, then believed, then disbelieved, and then increased in disbelief – never will Allah forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way”—–

Even in the case of war  at the time of the Prophet between the muslims & the kafirs (infidels), those muslims who reverted from Islam during the war were not punishable by any means & Allah has told us that He will bring in new & more believers to fight for sake of Allah

Q5:54 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّـهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ يُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ

translation “O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah”

3)  IT IS ALLAH WILL TO ALLOW HIS HUMAN CREATURES TO MAKE THEIR FREE CHOICE . Any common sense would let us know that if ALLAH the Lord the All Mighty wanted to make all people believe in Him , He would have made this in less than one second .. ALLAH says about human in Q76;3

إِنَّا هَدَيْنَاهُ السَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا

translation “Indeed, We guided him to the way, be he grateful or be he ungrateful. ‘———Thus , If anyone wants to spread religion by any kind of coercion or enforcement , then this person is actually opposing ALLAH will of free belief choice & this person should be prevented & punished for his acts& ALLAH has denounced & rebuked any person trying by any way to coerce or force non muslims to belief in Islam Quran 10;99

“وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَآمَنَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ كُلُّهُمْ جَمِيعًا ۚ أَفَأَنتَ تُكْرِهُ النَّاسَ حَتَّىٰ يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ”

translation is “And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed – all of them entirely. Then, [O Muhammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers?”—–

4) ANY HADITH ORDERING KILLING FOR REVERTS IS FAKE & CONTRADICTORY TO QURAN which clearly confirms the full belief freedom &any so hadith is just one of the myriad of fake hadith that were fabricated to mar & distort the religion . Even if we assume -for sake of argument just to appease the hardliners – that any such hadith was said , then as per this hadith story that it was said for those who worked as spies & pretended to believe in Islam during the war with Kufar(faith rejecters & disbelievers ) & joined the muslim army for the sake of knowing its military secrets & information , then they quit & reverted from Islam & informed the Kufar about this information to use it against muslims , so these reverts -if really killed – were actually killed as a penalty for espionage & the espionage penalty during war times is normally death even until nowadays

…………………………………..By ;page editor