If a person committed an act of Kufr which takes him out of the fold of Islam is it enough that he recites the Shahadah with firm belief?
What if the person does not beg for forgiveness from Allah (Subhanu Wa Ta’ala), but he only recites the Shahadah with firm belief, is the person a Muslim again, or AFTER his repentance he’s considered as a Muslim?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
If a person recites the Shahadah with firm belief, then he will be a Muslim again, even if he did not make repentance.
However, in order that he may be forgiven for what he has done in the past, he must make sincere repentance to Allah and beg for His forgiveness.
And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan