Declaring A Muslim : To Be An Apostat & Its Guidelines By Shaykh Saalih Bin Fawzaan Bin 'Abdullah Al-Fawzaan
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So that whoever is not proficient in this subject should not speak about it; nor should anyone who is not certain about its general rules as well as its principles enter upon it, not should anyone, who is neglectful in this matter who does not have Ghaira (sense of honor) about the religion of Allah; then as a result the corrupt ideologies and misguided sects will slip into the religion of Allah; then the truth will be mistaken for falsehood; and is charged to the Ummah, which is not from it and that which is not from it will enter into the religion.
And this subject, whoever does not have religious knowledge, Ma'rifa (learning something by one of his five senses) and Baseera (strong understanding and intelligence) it is not permissible for him to speak concerning this matter; no one should be declared an apostate except the one, whom Allah and/or His messenger has declared him to be an apostate due to him committing one of the nullifiers of Islam, which has been agreed upon the people of knowledge.
For that reason it is obligatory upon the Muslims to learn before he speaks; that he does not speak unless it is upon religious knowledge. Otherwise, he will be declaring a Muslim to be an apostate and he will have certainly committed two tremendous crimes; one of two is more severe than the other. The greater crime is that he spoke about Allah without knowledge.
About the Author
Sheikh Dr. Saleh Ibn Fawzan Ibn Abdullah from the family of Fawzan from the people/tribe of ash-Shamaasiyyah. After his graduation from the Faculty of Sharee'ah, he was appointed a teacher within the educational institute in Riyadh, then transferred to teaching in the Faculty of Sharee'ah. Later, he transferred to teaching at the Department for Higher Studies within the Faculty of the Principles of the Religion (usool ad-deen). Then he transferred to teaching at the Supreme Court of Justice, where he was appointed the head. He then returned to teaching there after his period of headship came to an end. He was then made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa, where he continues to this day.