Tag: Apostasy

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab Attacked For Publicly Declaring That He Became A Muslim

Kaleef K. Karim In the early Makkan period, Umar Ibn Al-Khattab got attacked for publicly declaring that he believed in Islam. This incident is recorded by the early biographer, Ibn Ishaq (704 – 768 AD): “Nafi freedman of Abdullah b. Umar on the authority of Ibn Umar said: ‘When my father Umar became a Muslim… Read More ›

Ali Ibn Abi Talib Did Not Burn Apostates Alive – Historical Analysis

Kaleef K. Karim Content: 1. Introduction 2. Sab’iyyans: Ali Was Divine And Sowing Discord Among Muslims 3. Evidence: Ali Did Not Burn Saba’s Followers Alive 4. The Prohibition Of Burning And Mutilation 5. Did Ali Ibn Abi Talib Reject Ibn Abbas’s Opinion? 6. Conclusion 1. Introduction The aim of this article is to examine an… Read More ›

Girl Sends Mufti Question – Parents Threatening To “Kill” Me For Converting Islam (VIDEO)

You often hear stories in the media of apostates from Islam who get mistreated by their parents or the community. Such incidents are in the majority of times splashed all over newspapers. The hysteria often surrounds how Islam is “evil”. Islam is to blame. While such stories get major media attention, such is not afforded… Read More ›

Hadith Without Context Is Meaningless: Abu Bakr’s “Apostasy” Wars

Kaleef K. Karim Content: 1. Introduction 2. Main Causes of The “Apostasy” War 3. Muslims Or “Apostates” 4. Zakat, Tax And Prison 5. Conclusion 1. Introduction The Ridda wars which was led by the first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq against the rebels in Arabia is often misquoted, and not presented in their true historical context…. Read More ›

‘Seize Them And Kill Them Wherever You Find Them…’ – Quran 4:89 – 91

Background Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Muhammed Asad and Maulana Muhammed Ali commentary of the Quran say these passages refer to Banu Asad and Ghatafan tribes. These tribes have in a number of occasions been hostile and sided with enemies of the Prophet (p). And waged war against the Muslims. Others, such as Ibn Kathir and Maududi’s Quran… Read More ›

Abdullah Bin Khatal Took An Innocent Life

Abdullah Ibn Khatal was a companion of Prophet Muhammad (p), sent out for a mission to collect alms (tax). A slave accompanied him. When they came to a place to rest, Abdullah told the slave to cook some food. Instead of the slave following orders, he was exhausted and ended up sleeping. When Abdullah woke… Read More ›

Abdullah Ibn Sa‘ad Ibn Abi Sarh Apostasy Or Murder?

The Prophet (p) did not order Abdullah Ibn Sa‘ad Ibn Abi as-Sarḥ to be killed for apostating. Rather, the Hadith and other sources tell us that once he left Islam, he joined the Makkan pagans in war against the Prophet (p). Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: Abdullah ibn Abu Sarh used to write (the revelation) for… Read More ›

Miqyas ibn Subabah Joined The Enemies

A person accidently killed Miqyas’s brother. The Prophet (p) gave Miqyas blood money to resolve his brother’s accidental death. Miqyas accepted the money but later murdered his brother’s killer. One must take note here, the person who killed Miqyas’s brother did so accidentally. In contrast, what Miqyas did was pure treachery, by killing someone unlawfully… Read More ›

Apostasy Laws In Islam – Do We Really Understand Them?

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind. All that I see down the word press feed under the hash tag ‘Islam’ is just cases after cases of someone being punished for retracting their faith from Islam. And the Christian apologists just go up in arms when it comes to such a… Read More ›