Abu Usamah at-Thahabi – ‘stinking kafir’

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Question: “How do we call non-believers other than including Ahl al-Kitab? Do we call them kuffar or we call them mushrikun?”

Answer: “Allah (SWT) called the kuffar, those people of Ahl al-Kitab, called them kuffar and they’re mushrikun as well because they make shirk with Allah (SWT). But they are the type of mushrikun, polytheists, that Allah (SWT) has given them special rulings. There are a type of mushrikun that Allah (SWT) has given them special concessions and Allah (SWT) does whatever he wants. But of course, ikhwan, we have to have some good methodology. Amongst ourselves it’s OK to call them even najas [impure], they’re dirty: Verily the mushrikun are najas. Of course it’s not real najas like you can’t touch them, you can’t kiss your mother who is a kafir, you can’t shake the kuffar hand, it doesn’t mean that. But najas because of their shirk and kufr with Allah (SWT). So those things that Allah calls them we call them. We call them stinking kafir, dirty. But, of course, akhi, if that’s going to run them away from al-Islam, we don’t say that to them in front of their face.”

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