The Invalidators of Islaam

Know That the Invalidators of Islaam are Ten: The First: Committing Shirk (worshipping others along with Allaah), in the worship of Allaah, Ta’alaa. Allaah, Ta’alaa, has said:

“Surely Allaah does not forgive that Shirk (worshipping others along with Allaah) is committed with Him, and He forgives anything less than that to whom He wills.”

[Sooratun-Nisaa (4): 48]

And He has said:

“Verily, whosoever commits Shirk (worshipping others along with Allaah), then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the wrong doers and oppressors there are no helpers.”

[Sooratul-Maa’idah (5): 72]

And from its types is sacrificing for other than Allaah such as sacrificing for the Jinn or for the graves.

The Second: Whoever makes intercessors between him and Allaah calling upon them and seeking intercession from them. Making Tawakkul (a type of reliance that is solely for Allaah) upon them is Kufr (disbelief) by unanimous agreement.

The Third: Whoever does not expel those who commit Shirk (worshipping others along with Allaah) from Islaam or has doubt in their Kufr (disbelief) or condones it (i.e. their Kufr), then he has committed Kufr (disbelief).

The Fourth: Whoever believes that there is a guidance more complete than the guidance of the Prophet, (صَلَّى الله عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّم) or that there is a rulership greater than his rulership, such as the one who prefers the rulership of the Taaghut (everything worshipped other than Allaah) over his (i.e. the Prophet’s, (صَلَّى الله عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّم) rulership, then he is a Kaafir (disbeliever).

The Fifth: Whoever hates anything that has come from the Messenger, (صَلَّى الله عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّم) even if he acts in accordance with it, has committed Kufr (disbelief).

The Sixth: Whoever mocks anything from the religion of the Messenger, (صَلَّى الله عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّم) or the reward of Allaah or His punishment has committed Kufr (disbelief). He has said, Ta’alaa:

“If you ask them, they declare: We were only talking idly and joking. Say: Was it at Allaah and His Aayaat (proofs and evidences) and His Messenger that you were mocking? Make no excuse. You have disbelieved after you have believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others from amongst you because they were criminals.” [Sooratut-Tawbah (9): 65 – 66]

The Seventh: Magic and from its types is Sarf (causing someone to hate another) and ‘Atf (causing someone to love another). Whoever does it or is pleased with it has committed Kufr (disbelief). The proof is His saying, Ta’alaa:

“But they could not harm anyone except by Allaah’s permission. And they learn that which harms them and does not benefit them.”

[Sooratul-Baqarah (2): 102]