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A person who says or does something which Islam dictates as a sign of disbelief will become a disbeliever even though he really believes by heart and professes to be a Muslim. It is kufr to respect what Islam commands us to insult and to insult what Islam commands us to respect.

  • To say “Allâhu ta’âlâ is observing us from the Arsh or from heaven” is kufr.
  • To say, “Allâhu ta’âlâ is wronging you as you have wronged me” is kufr.
  • To name a certain Muslim and say, “He seems like a Jew to me” is kufr.
  • To tell a lie and then add, “Allah knows that it is true” is kufr.
  • To make slighting comments about angels is kufr.
  • To say something derogatory about the Qur’ân al-kerîm or even about one of its letters, not to believe in even one of its letters is kufr.
  • To read the Qur’ân al-kerîm accompanied by musical instruments is kufr.
  • To deny or denigrate the original versions of the Bible and the Torah is kufr. [Today, the original versions of the Bible and the Torah do not exist.]
  • To read the Qur’ân al-kerîm with letters called shâz and claim to have read the real Qur’ân is kufr.
  • To make derogatory comments about prophets is kufr.
  • To deny any one of the twenty-five prophets ‘alaihim-ussalawât- u-wa-t-taslîmât’ whose names are mentioned in the Qur’ân al-kerîm is kufr.
  • To say, “He is better than a prophet,” about a person known for his charitable deeds is kufr.
  • It is an act of kufr to say that prophets ‘alaihim-us-salawâtu- wat- taslîmât’ were needy people, for prophets’ poverty was their own choice.