Majmoo Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah’s Series [IV]: Can A Muslim Curse the Torah, Judaism and the Jews?

Tuesday 14-Jan-2020, 2:40AM / 395



Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raaheem

Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah - rahimahullahu - was asked if one can curse the Jews, their religion and Torah?

He answered:

All praise to Allaah, it is not permissible for anybody to curse the Torah, in fact, whoever generally curses the Torah will be asked to recant from the statement, if he refuses, he will be executed. If the aspect of the Torah is the one known to have been revealed by Allaah, that must be believed, such its reviler will be executed for speaking ill of it, in fact, his repentance will not be taken, according to what is clear from the statements of the scholars.

But if a person were to curse the Jews for what they are upon today, there is no blame for that; the Jews are a cursed people so also is their religion. So also is if he curses the [fake] Torah with them [today] upon the intention that he is only cursing what has been supplanted by them [in it], like if he says: ‘These copies of Torah are fake ones, it is not permissible to use what they contain, whoever acts with fake and abrogated laws is an unbeliever.’ This kind of statement is the truth; there is nothing against it.

Allaah knows best.

Vol35, p.200

Read the answer in Arabic below:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ، لَيْسَ لِأَحَدِ أَنْ يَلْعَنَ التَّوْرَاةَ ؛ بَلْ مَنْ أَطْلَقَ لَعْنَ التَّوْرَاةِ فَإِنَّهُ يُسْتَتَابُ فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ . وَإِنْ كَانَ مِمَّنْ يَعْرِفُ أَنَّهَا مَنْزِلَةٌ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ وَأَنَّهُ يَجِبُ الْإِيمَانُ بِهَا : فَهَذَا يُقْتَلُ بِشَتْمِهِ لَهَا ؛ وَلَا تُقْبَلُ تَوْبَتُهُ فِي أَظْهَرِ قَوْلَيْ الْعُلَمَاءِ . وَأَمَّا إنْ لَعَنَ دِينَ الْيَهُودِ الَّذِي هُمْ عَلَيْهِ فِي هَذَا الزَّمَانِ فَلَا بَأْسَ بِهِ فِي ذَلِكَ فَإِنَّهُمْ مَلْعُونُونَ هُمْ وَدِينُهُمْ وَكَذَلِكَ إنْ سَبَّ التَّوْرَاةَ الَّتِي عِنْدَهُمْ بِمَا يُبَيِّنُ أَنَّ قَصْدَهُ ذِكْرُ تَحْرِيفِهَا مِثْلُ أَنْ يُقَالَ نُسَخُ هَذِهِ التَّوْرَاةِ مُبَدَّلَةٌ لَا يَجُوزُ الْعَمَلُ بِمَا فِيهَا وَمَنْ عَمِلَ الْيَوْمَ بِشَرَائِعِهَا الْمُبَدَّلَةِ وَالْمَنْسُوخَةِ فَهُوَ كَافِرٌ : فَهَذَا الْكَلَامُ وَنَحْوُهُ حَقٌّ لَا شَيْءَ عَلَى قَائِلِهِ . وَاَللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ