3/18/10

Calling someone a Kafir

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Nowadays people say a lot of things without thinking but please remember this before you speak as it is a serious accusation and should not be said even in a joke.
Ibn Umar (peace be upon him) said:
The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
"When a person calls his brother (in Islam) a disbeliever, one of them will certainly deserve the title, If the addressee is so as he has asserted, the disbelief of the man is confirmed, but if it is untrue, then it will revert to him."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

This means that if the person you call a kafir is not or does not have the traits of a kafir then you will be held as kafir.

3 comments:

MiMi & JuJu said...

o wow. we need to mind our gossip.

juju

MuslimFirst said...

Jazak'Allahu Khairan for this great reminder. Indeed, we should watch your tongues carefully.

Amira said...

Waiyakum, Indeed we should be aware of not just our tongues but what we type as well.