Skip to comments.Penalty for Quitting Islam- the Religion of Peace(Self Titled)
Posted on 06/03/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT by nckerr
Moderators- Since Islam is so prominent in the news, I am hoping that this insight will be allowed to stay
If a Muslim leaves Islam, what do Muslims call him? And what is the Islamic prescribed sentence for the one who leaves Islam. Please send me as soon as possible. Thank you very much.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear questioner! Thank you very much for this question that reflects deep insight and true search for knowledge. May Allah grant you success in this life and the Hereafter.
It goes without saying that, leaving Islam is the ugliest and the worst form of disbelief (kufr) in Almighty Allah. It is technically called ridda (apostasy from Islam), and someone who leaves Islam is called a murtadd (apostate).
The Qur'an makes it clear that the one who leaves Islam, hinders people from the path of Allah and then dies as such will be a loser on the Day of Judgment. His eternal abode will be Hell, where he/she will suffer severe torture and endless chastisement. Allah will not forgive him/her, nor will any of his/her good deeds be accepted from him/her. Allah Almighty says: (Lo! Those who disbelieve and turn from the way of Allah and then die disbelievers, Allah surely will not pardon them.) (Muhammad 47: 34)
Also, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: "The blood of a Muslim who testifies that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah is not lawful to shed unless he be one of three: a married adulterer, someone killed in retaliation for killing another, or someone who abandons his religion and the Muslim community.''
The prescribed punishment for a murtadd:
If a sane person who has reached puberty voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be punished.þ In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (or his representative) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.þ
No one besides the caliph or his representative may kill the apostate. If someone else kills him, the killer is disciplined (for arrogating the caliph's prerogative and encroaching upon his rights, as this is one of his duties).
There is no blood money for killing an apostate (or any expiation). If he apostatizes from Islam and returns several times, his return to Islam, which occurs when he states the two Testifications of Faith, is accepted from him, although he is disciplined.
If a spouse in a consummated marriage apostatizes from Islam, the couple are separated for a waiting period (`iddah) consisting of three intervals between menstrual cycles. If the spouse returns to Islam before the waiting period ends, the marriage is not annulled but is considered to have continued the whole time.
(Based on 'The Reliance of the Traveler, by Ahmad Ibn Naqib Al-Misri, with some amendments.)
In addressing the issue of apostasy it is important to keep in mind the time, circumstances and the conditions that existed at the time of a particular ruling or judgment. Most modern governments do not apply Shari`ah law. However, this does not justify individuals taking it upon themselves to kill people if they apostatize from Islam. If this were to happen, such reckless action would only lead to a vicious circle of murder and homicide in which case a great deal of innocent people would be injured. As it stands presently, the means for dealing with apostasy are appropriate. Muslims should know that Almighty Allah has promised the apostate a severe punishment in this life, and an even greater punishment in the next life.
Allah Almighty knows best.
piss be upon him
It goes without saying that, leaving Islam is the ugliest and the worst form of disbelief (kufr) in Almighty Allah.
Ha! Now I'm really glad to have purchased my "Kufir" bumper sticker from clarityandresolve.com to show my knowledge of the greatest lie ever told in history, islam.
So peaceful, they are.
Islam is not a religion, but a murderous cult. The U.S. should ban it, the same way it banned communism.
May a thousand camels urinate on the mullahs and the ayatollahs.
Come get me, CAIR.
We never actually banned communism.
We should have, but we never did.
And, we aren't allowed to ban cults, religions, or worship of moon rocks or even the worship of the devil.
The constitution is the hinderance on this.
[Islam is not a religion, but a murderous cult. The U.S. should ban it, the same way it banned communism.]
If the U.S. banned communism, why do I always see candidates on the ballot from the Communist Party?
Anybody who leaves Christianity is subject to being bathed in earnest prayer.
Do I see a difference here?
Attorneys general: Cause Islamic organizations in your jurisdiction to disavow the apostacy provision or risk prosecution.
Islam or The Mafia:
The only way out is death.
Why are there so many apologists for this religion? It's obvious that in our popular culture, Islam is to be protected, while Christianity is to be shunned and criticized. I consider Islam a religion for simple people who wish to give up freedom and live their lives like robots.
The CPUSA and its enablers in the Democrat leadership will be surprised to hear that they've been banned!
Islam says that there is "no compulsion in religion". They promote this lie , and yet they choose to kill anyone who wants to leave the evil sect.
USA is wrong in supporting Islam around the world, and it will meet a dead end in doing so. We are not really helping any people by saying that we are bringing democracy to them. We have lied to the people, claiming that Islam is a preaceful religion. Islam is a dreadful yoke of bondage.
Note that I can't even bring myself to spell correctly or capitalize the names associated with this evil organization. They are way past contemptuous.
Anybody who joins islm willingly is beyond isane...they are a candidate for a cell next to Dr. Lecters.
It does, no question about that.
As do alot of cults (thought they are not as large nor as dangerious as Islam).
However, the US per the constitution, does not allow the government to outlaw cults, even if they murder or molest children.
A cult (or murderious homicidal religion) is a religion, and government is powerless to stop it.
About a year ago, one of my friends thought that we could use the ricco act to crack down on it, but islam (the sunni version) doesn't even have a real hieracrchy, just a bunch of moon worshipping homocidal maniacs hell bent on death.
The best you could do is use a combination of religious and racial (your most violent islamic terrorists are from the middle east, not in general other countries outside of that area) profiling to monitor them.
If you've ever met some of the folks who have converted to islam (I've met a few of them), its more clear that they are confused then insane.
They are folks looking to be outside of a mainstream religion, and yet want to cheat to get some of the benefits. They also practise a very cafeteria style approach to their religion. i.e. they pick and choose.
In my own personal experience, I think alot of them were just looking for disipline, routine, and some kind of populist loo spirituality while at the same time avoiding conforming to something more normal (same folks could just as easily wind up converting to buddahism or some other religion of the month).
I'm not including the prison converts, those folks are just looking for scapegoats, were never religious to begin with, and islam gives them a sense of belonging plus a gang style approach with disipline and an oppurtunity to blame someone else (whitey or non believer, your pick) for their own personal failings.
Hollywood always portrays them as the "mystical" wisemen in prison.
FYI, this is a moderate position that this Imam is taking. Most Muslim clerics would say that the apostate should be killed.
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