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…

Refuting Extremism- Part I: The Khawaarij ideology will continue to appear until the last hour

By Abdul Qadir Baksh The Khawaarij ideology will continue to appear until the last hour The impact of the Khawaarij, which was the first sect to split from the Muslims, had far reaching effects. It encouraged many other rebellions to take place in history, even though in later cases they had different political reasons. A number of different sects evolved from the Khawaarij throughout history. They either gave themselves names or they were exposed by the righteous scholars of Islam in the past. Today they are known by various names…

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…