Is It Disbelief for a Muslim to Say, “Islam Is Bad.”?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it disbelief for a Muslim to say, “Islam is bad.” or to say, “Acting upon the Quran and Sunna is bad for you.”?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If someone genuinely believes that Islam is bad or acting upon the Quran and Sunna is bad – this is clear disbelief.

Allah Most High describes the believers as follows:

“But when the righteous are asked, ‘What has your Lord sent down?’ they will say, ‘All that is good.’ There is a reward in this present world for those who do good, but their home in the Hereafter is far better: the home of the righteous is excellent.” [Quran; 16:30]

However, without being able to ask the person exactly what they meant by this statement, we must be cautious regarding declaring Muslims disbelievers.

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 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.