Is it a matter of disbelief to mock the religious beliefs of others?

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Is it a matter of disbelief to mock the religious beliefs of others?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Mocking the religious beliefs of others is not a matter of disbelief, although it is against the Quranic teachings.

Allah Most High says, “O believers! Do not insult what they invoke besides Allah, or they will insult Allah spitefully out of ignorance. This is how We have made each people’s deeds appealing to them. Then to their Lord is their return, and He will inform them of what they used to do.” [Qur’an; 6:108]

Rather, when hearing of the previous peoples and their worship of creation, the Muslim should feel a sense of gratitude for the blessing of Islam and concern other’s discovery of the truth.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.