Takfir: The Act of accusing a Muslim of Apostasy, has become an Ideology, Embraced by Extremists

By Habib Ali Jafri New Age Islam Dated: February 26, 2014 Takfir, the act of accusing a Muslim of apostasy, has become an ideology embraced by extremist movements to justify the killing of anyone who does not fulfil their criteria of “true” belief. There are two main reasons for the cancerous spread of Takfirist ideology in parts of the Muslim world. The first one is the rejection of the diversity of opinions. This diversity is often a result of the application of scholars’ independent legal judgement (Ijtihad) to religious textual…

Takfeer, Wala Wal Bara’a, Darul Islam vs. Darul Harb—Three Major Catalysts of the Jihadist Radicalization: Rebuttals from the Classical Islamic Sources

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam Dated: January 13, 2018 Jihadist radicalization is still robust with the eight major concepts which appear consistently in the jihadist narratives. There is no way out without assessing and dismantling the attraction of these narratives that lure the gullible recruits. There are many twisted Islamic concepts that have been used to indoctrinate the naive young Muslims, many of them still catching the imagination of the violent ideas. Only a better critical appreciation and rebuttal of these underlying radical narratives can enhance the counter-extremism…

Takfir

TAKFIR/TAKFEER Sl. No. Khwarij Tweets Counter Tweets 1 Whoever does [any act they denounce] is a kāfir Beliefs, not actions, make you a kāfir 2 Whoever does not do hijra is a kāfir The Prophet  Muhammad ﷺ never asked the Companions to leave Abyssinia and make hijra to Madina 3  Death is the punishment of disbelief (kufr) The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not kill Khuwaysara Tamimi who said, be just, you are not just (Bukhārī) despite this being a statement of kufr (one ex.) 4 Standing for the National Pledge…