Impermissibility of Saying Rahimahu Allah for the Deceased Pope

By

Dr. Ahmad Shafaat

(May 2005)


Question 

At the death of Pope John Paul II, many Muslim individuals and organizations issued their statements. A few of them made critical comments but most praised him with various degrees of lavishness. I even heard the moderator of the Arabic program Ba‘d al-Hadath saying rahimahu allah after mentioning the pontiff (April 4, the Iranian Arabic TV channel, al-‘Alam). What are the proper Muslim responses at the death of someone like the Pope? 

Khadijah

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THE PUNISHMENT OF APOSTASY IN ISLAM

Part I: The Qur`anic Perspective

By

Dr. Ahmad Shafaat

(February, 2006)


Question

 

As-salam ‘alaykum,

 

Dear Dr. Shafaat,

 

I visited your site. There is a lot of valuable information available in your site. I have many queries regarding Islam that trouble my mind. I would be much grateful to you if you could answer those queries. To start with, I have much trouble understanding the punishment of apostasy. Do you believe that the punishment of apostasy is death according to Islam? Is this not against the freedom for an individual to adopt any faith? Please explain.

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