Summarized benefits of Nullifiers of Islaam نواقض الإسلام
by Ash-Shaykh Mohammad ibnu ‘Abdil Wahhab رحمه الله
explained by Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzan حفظه الله
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اِعلَم أَنَّ النَّوَاقِضَ الإِسلاَمِ عَشَرَةُ نَوَاقِضَ
means ”Know”. It means ,”Learn and understand it..”This phrase is used to show importance of what is coming and to draw attention of reader.
is plural of نَاقِضَةٌ meaning, something which nullifys something else.So, نَوَاقِضُ الإِسلاَم means things which nullifys ones Islaam. Like, نَوَاقِضُ الوُضُوء means things which nullifys ones ablution.
ِis also called as أَسبَابُ الرِّدَّةِ (reasons for apostasy) or أَنوَاعُ الرِّدَّةِ (kinds of apostasy).Knowledge of them is very important so that a Muslim can stay away from them and be warned. And if he do not knows it, it is feared he may fall into it.
4) الرِّدَّةُ (Apostasy)
means to withdraw oneself from Islaam. It comes from a verb اِرتَدَّ meaning to apostate/to turn back. Allaah ‘Azza wa jal warns believers in (2:217)that if you become apostate and died without repenting and not returning back to islaam then your actions are unacceptable and you will be in hellfire forever being disbeliever.
5)In hadeeth from Saheeh Al Bukhaare (3017) Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ”Whoever changes his religion, then kill him..” If an individual apostates, then he is to be apprehended and made to repent. And if he does not repent then he is punished by killing him by Muslim in authority of the land. Exceptionally, there are some apostates who face death penalty without first seeking their repentance to protect the religion from their severe apostasy.
6)One of the wisdom of killing the apostate is protecting Religion.The Apostate is not like disbeliever who has always disbelieved rather he entered into islaam by his own choice and acknowledged openly that Islaam is true Religion. So, when he turns back he is playing with the religion.
7) Verse (5:54) was revealed about Aboo Bakr As-Siddeeq and the companions who fought against the group of apostates who had strength ,to make them submit Islaam. Some of them were killed and some repented.
8)Apostasy is by way of statement, action,belief or doubt about something from the affairs of the religion.
9)عَشَرَةُ نَوَاقِضَ(Ten nullifiers)
Some of the scholars considered the nullifiers are as many as 400 but the shaykh mentioned 10 because these are greatest, dangerous and mostly people fall into it.
10)Some deviant groups say, ”Do not declare the Muslims as disbeliever because once a person enters Islaam then whatever he do after is not taken into consideration. And this is dividing Muslims by calling apostate , a disbeliever. ”
We say, ”The apostate withdrew himself from Islaam so he is no more a Muslim. So, there is no division.And companions fought against and killed the apostates”.
11)Anyone defending the apostate himself also disbelieves same like the apostate.
Extracted benefits by Om Zakariyaa Al Baakistaaniyyah.