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Nullifiers of Islam


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A Nullifier of Islam is the action/belief that takes one out of the fold of Islam.

1. Committing Shirk: Associating others in partnership with Allah.
“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases” an-Nisa’ 4:48
“Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers”
al-Maa’idah 5:72
It also includes, calling upon the dead, seeking their help, and making vows and offering sacrifices to them.

2. Ascribing intermediaries unto Allah. Whoever makes intermediaries between him and Allah, calls upon them, asks them to intercede for him and puts his trust in them, is a disbeliever.
“And they worship besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: ‘These are our intercessors with Allah.’ Say: ‘Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?’ Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!” Yoonus 10:18
Whoever makes the angels and Prophets intermediaries, calling upon them, putting his trust in them, asking them to bring benefits and ward off harm – such as asking them for forgiveness of sins, guidance, relief of distress and meeting of needs – is a disbeliever according to Muslim consensus.
Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa (1/124)

3. Not regarding the mushrikeen as kuffaar (disbelievers). Whoever does not regard the mushrikeen as kuffaar (disbelievers) and doubts whether they are disbelievers, or regards their beliefs are sound, is himself a disbeliever. (Mushrikeen is one who is originally a disbeliever)

4. Believing that the guidance of someone other than the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is more perfect than his guidance, etc. Whoever believes that the guidance of someone other than the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is more perfect than his guidance, or that the rule of someone other than him is better than his rule, such as those who prefer the rule of man-made laws over the Prophet’s rulings, is a kaafir (disbeliever).

5. Hating something that was brought by the Messenger (pbuh). Whoever hates something that was brought by the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), even if he complies with it, is a disbeliever.
“That is because they hate that which Allah has sent down (this Quran and Islamic laws, etc.), so He has made their deeds fruitless”. Muhammad 47:9

6. Ridiculing any aspect of the religion of the Messenger (pbuh).
“…Say: ‘Was it at Allah and His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (pbuh) that you were mocking?’
Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed”. at-Tawbah 9:65-66

7. Sihr (magic or witchcraft). Whoever does that or approves of it is a disbeliever. If the practitioner of witchcraft does something that constitutes kufr (disbelief), such as disrespectfully handling a copy of the Quran, or prostrating to the devils, and the like, then he is a disbeliever.

8. Supporting the mushrikeen and helping them against the Muslims.
“And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the thalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust).”
al-Maa’idah 5:51
"Believers should not take disbelievers as guardians instead of the believers—and whoever does so will have nothing to hope for from Allah—unless it is a precaution against their tyranny. And Allah warns you about Himself. And to Allah is the final return." Al ‘Imraan 3:28
If a Muslim helps, supports and aids the disbelievers against the Muslims, and he forms an alliance with their party, instead of the party of the believers, he becomes a disbeliever.

9. Believing that it is permissible for some people to go beyond the bounds of shari‘ah (and follow a religion other than Islam). Whoever believes that it is permissible for some people to go beyond the bounds of the shari‘ah of Muhammad (pbuh) (and follow a religion other than Islam) is a disbeliever.
“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”. Al ‘Imraan 3:85
Whoever thinks that any religion other than Islam is valid, or that following a set of laws other than the laws of Muhammad (pbuh) is acceptable, is a disbeliever. This is like the disbelief of one who believes in part of the Quran and disbelieves in part of the Quran.

10. Turning away from the religion of Allah, and not learning it or acting in accordance with it.
“And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of his Lord, then he turns aside therefrom? Verily, We shall exact retribution from the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.)”
as-Sajdah 32:22
People’s conditions vary greatly, and they vary according to their level of faith. This applies if faith is present in the first place, but negligence has to do with things that are less important than faith, such as some deeds that are obligatory or mustahabb(liked). But if there is no faith at all – meaning a kind of faith by which a person is regarded as a Muslim – and he turns away from it altogether, then this is the “disbelief of turning away”.

And Allah knows best.