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Clarification of a misunderstanding of the brothers and sisters in Maldives
I will keep it short and to the point Insha-Allah.
There are those who say “What Nasheed said is kufr, and it is clear he knows he has called to change the hudood which are from the Deen, but he may not know that it is a call to kufr, so he is excused due to ignorance”
This is incorrect as excuse of ignorance is not in regards to whether he knows it is a kufr, rather whether he knows what he mocked is from the Shariah.
Some of his statements are “we are coming out to change the strict hudood in Islam” and “They (extremists) are trying to implement the strict hudood of Islam”
From these it is clear that he has no ignorance in regards to such and such being from the Shariah, rather he mocked and called to change the Shariah itself.
If he said “we should not kill the one who marries his father’s wife” it might be interpreted that he does not know that the killing of such a person is from the Shariah. But since he directly used the word “strict hudood of Islam” it is known that he knew what he called to change is from the Deen.
Some of our brothers are misguided as to thinking “ He knew it to be from the deen, but does he know that it is an Ibaadah which’s abandonment leads to kufr? ”
First of all, that is not an excuse which is given by the shariah and the following Ayah and the Hadith regarding its Tafsir will clear it out Insha Allah.