Question: Assalaamu Alaikum,
I pray you are well.
Two Muslims are having a conversation. The first Muslim says to the second Muslim,’ you are practicing Islam, reading namaz,
doing Islamic things but yet you still mess about and sin.’
The second Muslim says in Urdu in a joking manner: ‘ namaz apni jagga hai aur gunaa apni jagga hai. (Namaz and other good stuff are in its own place and sins are in its own place)
Does the second Muslim saying this make him a Non Muslim.
The second Muslim loves Islam and has no intention of Kufr.
Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
This statement by the second Muslim does not make him a non Muslim. However, this is a sinful statement which must not be uttered by a Muslim. Speaking in such a manner shows that one does not look at committing sins to be a grave matter. When in reality it is very grave, and one should fear Allah concerning it. The person should therefore repent to Allah for this, and should try his utmost best to refrain from sins. For certainly, sins are not only destructive to one’s good deeds, they are also destructive to one’s Imaan.
And Allah Knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.