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Mocking Islam

All aspects of Islam, that were revealed by Allah and His Messenger, according to Quran and Sunnah, such as Shariah laws, acts of worship, family, marriage etc, must be respected. We should believe that Allah is All-Wise, and whatever He has commanded us, we should respect Him, even if we cannot understand it fully due to our limited mind.

Unfortuntaly, these days, some of the Muslims especially youths, ends up mocking Islam, and this is common in social medias aswell, such as TikTok. This is very serious matter, that they are taking lightly.

Undoubtedly, mocking Islam, etc sunnah of Prophet peace be upon him, is actually kufr that puts one out of pale of Islam. We see that some Muslims mock beards, hijabs etc..

Allah says in Quran:

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ ۚ قُلْ أَبِٱللَّهِ وَءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَرَسُولِهِۦ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِءُونَ

If you ask them (about this), they declare: “We were only talking idly and joking.” Say: “Was it at Allâh (عز وجل), and His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?”

لَا تَعْتَذِرُوا۟ قَدْ كَفَرْتُم بَعْدَ إِيمَـٰنِكُمْ ۚ إِن نَّعْفُ عَن طَآئِفَةٍۢ مِّنكُمْ نُعَذِّبْ طَآئِفَةًۢ بِأَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا۟ مُجْرِمِينَ

Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimûn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals.).

Surah At-Tawbah 9:65-6

Imam Ibn Kathir wrote on this verse:

Abdullah bin Umar said, “During the battle of Tabuk, a man was sitting in a gathering and said, “I have never seen like these reciters of ours! They have the hungeriest stomaches, the most lying tongues and are the most cowardice in battle.’ A man in the Masjid said, “You lie. You are a hypocrite, and I will surely inform the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him).” This statement was conveyed to the Messenger of Allah, and also a part of Qur’an was revealed about it.”” Abdullah Ibn Umar said, “I have seen that man aftwards holding onto the shoulders of Messenger’s camel while stones were falling on him, declaring “O Allah’s Messenger! We were only engaged in idle talk and jesting,’ while Messenger of Allah was reciting (The verses)

Therefore we need to be very careful regarding our deen. We should never make jokes about it. Parents must teach their children to show respect to their deen and not look down on it.

Committing blasphemy against Allah and His Messenger, is unfortunately taken lightly, and the people who mock the religion are not realizing the gravity.

May Allah protect us.

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