Fate of apostates of Islam
Date:- Friday, March 09, 2012
This article is dedicated for all those apostates of Islam, knowing the consequences of Leaving Islam. Islam is a one way road, in which you only have choice to enter, but you are not free to leave Islam. I appreciate them and have lots of reverence for those who leave Islam, endangering their life, as Islam never permits believers to leave Islam.
Let us see, what is Allah’s view on apostasy and what is their fate after leaving Islam, as per Islamic teachings and Laws. Let’s start which Qur’an and see consequences of leaving Islam.
Qur’an Ch 4, verse 89 reads:-
They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah’s way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.[Source]
وَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ كَمَا كَفَرُوا فَتَكُونُونَ سَوَاءً ۖ فَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ حَتَّىٰ يُهَاجِرُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَخُذُوهُمْ وَاقْتُلُوهُمْ حَيْثُ وَجَدتُّمُوهُمْ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا
This is divine command as per Muslims, they are ordained to kill those people, who leave their faith and become disbelievers. Anyway, let us look what most famous Tafsir of Qur’an, by Ibn Abbas say about this verse. This will shed more light on this verse, and will come to know, in which scenario or context this verse was revealed.
Ibn Abbas says:-
(They long that you should disbelieve) in Muhammad and the Qur’an (even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them)) in following idolatry. (So choose not friends from them) in religion or for seeking assistance and backing (till they forsake their homes) until they believe again and migrate (in the way of Allah) in obedience of Allah; (if they turn back) from faith and migration (then take them) as prisoners (and kill them wherever you find them) in the Sacred Precinct or anywhere else, (and choose no friend) in religion or for seeking assistance and backing (nor helper) a protector (from among them),
This verse was revealed on occasion, when some people of Makkah embraced Islam, yet they gave support to idolater of Makkah. One time, theses people went out of Makkah to fulfill some needs and said to each other, “If we meet the Companions of Muhammad, there will be no harm for us from their side.” When the believers got news that these people went out of Makkah, some of them said, “Let us march to these cowards and kill them, because they support your enemy against you.” However, another group from the believers said, “Glory be to Allah! Do you kill a people who say as you have said, just because they did not perform Hijrah or leave their land Is it allowed to shed their blood and confiscate their money in this case” So they divided to two groups, while the Messenger was with them, and did not prohibit either group from reiterating their argument. [Source]
There is even a second opinion about these verse, let us see that too.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Zayd bin Thabit said that Messenger of Allah marched towards Uhud. However, some people who accompanied him went back to Al-Madinah, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah divided into two groups concerning them, one saying they should be killed and the other objecting. [Source]
So, whether we believe any of the above scenario, it is unjust for a Lord of world to reveal, such violent verse. In any case, we can summarize, that Allah is asking his believers to kill those people, who believe in him, but either don’t fight in his cause, or disbelieve after believing in him (apostasy).
Now, let us also look into Ahadith, and see what it says on this subject.
Sahih Bukhari Vol9 Book 84 No 57:
Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to `Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn `Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”
This is what the most Noble, and merciful man of earth said about Apostasy. Muhammad forbids believers to kill apostates by Burning them, as it is punishment of Allah, but he din’t forbid to kill the apostates, as the Narration itself suggests what he said “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”
Further let’s pick some more authentic Hadith which sheds more light on this particular subject.
Volume 9, Book 84, Number 58:
Narrated Abu Burda:
Abu Musa said, “I came to the Prophet along with two men (from the tribe) of Ash’ariyin, one on my right and the other on my left, while Allah’s Apostle was brushing his teeth (with a Siwak), and both men asked him for some employment. The Prophet said, ‘O Abu Musa (O ‘Abdullah bin Qais!).’ I said, ‘By Him Who sent you with the Truth, these two men did not tell me what was in their hearts and I did not feel (realize) that they were seeking employment.’ As if I were looking now at his Siwak being drawn to a corner under his lips, and he said, ‘We never (or, we do not) appoint for our affairs anyone who seeks to be employed. But O Abu Musa! (or ‘Abdullah bin Qais!) Go to Yemen.’” The Prophet then sent Mu’adh bin Jabal after him and when Mu’adh reached him, he spread out a cushion for him and requested him to get down (and sit on the cushion). Behold: There was a fettered man beside Abu Muisa. Mu’adh asked, “Who is this (man)?” Abu Muisa said, “He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.” Then Abu Muisa requested Mu’adh to sit down but Mu’adh said, “I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and His Apostle (for such cases) and repeated it thrice. Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, “Then we discussed the night prayers and one of us said, ‘I pray and sleep, and I hope that Allah will reward me for my sleep as well as for my prayers.’”
Brilliant, can you guess why the Jew was killed? The Jew was killed because it was the judgement of Allah and his Apostle (Muhammad). He was killed, because he embraced Islam from Judaism, and reverted back to Judaism. Is this anyhow a crime? Should a man be killed for using his freedom of religion? This either proves Allah was not a true god, or Muhammad was Allah, as he ordained every inhumane and barbaric laws to his companions to be followed.
Further there are more barbaric and Inhumane narrations from Hadith, so let’s have a look onto those too.
Volume 9, Book 84, Number 59:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
When the Prophet died and Abu Bakr became his successor and some of the Arabs reverted to disbelief, ‘Umar said, “O Abu Bakr! How can you fight these people although Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, ‘and whoever said, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, Allah will save his property and his life from me, unless (he does something for which he receives legal punishment) justly, and his account will be with Allah?’ “Abu Bakr said, “By Allah! I will fight whoever differentiates between prayers and Zakat as Zakat is the right to be taken from property (according to Allah’s Orders). By Allah! If they refused to pay me even a kid they used to pay to Allah’s Apostle, I would fight with them for withholding it.” ‘Umar said, “By Allah: It was nothing, but I noticed that Allah opened Abu Bakr’s chest towards the decision to fight, therefore I realized that his decision was right.”
So some Arabs who embraced Islam, out of fear of Muhammad and his terrorist Gang reverted to their forefathers religion after the death of Muhammad, as we can see in this Hadith itself, why those Arabs must have embraced Islam, as this narration itself says “‘I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, ‘and whoever said, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, Allah will save his property and his life from me, unless (he does something for which he receives legal punishment) justly, and his account will be with Allah?”
So, these Arabs embraced Islam to save their property and their life from Muhammad. But unfortunately the members of Muhammad’s cult were alive. When Abu Bark came to know about reverted Arabs, he wills to fight against all those who denied to pay Zakah. So, this all about the terrorist leader (Muhammad) and his Gang. There are even more Narrations from Authentic Ahadith, which sheds more light on this issue, please see Volume 9, Book 84, Number 64, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 632, Volume 9, Book 83, Number 17, Volume 9, Book 83, Number 37, etc. [All Narration are taken from SAHIH BUKHARI]