The mufti about the situation with Yevkurov: excommunication from the community of Muslims is unacceptable

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photobunny Imam of the Moscow Cathedral mosque Ildar Alyautdinov. Archival photoThe mufti about the situation with Yevkurov: excommunication from the community of Muslims is unacceptable© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Renunciation of the Muslim community from the point of view of Islam is unacceptable and can only make the split in the Ummah, especially in the Holy month of Ramadan, the people must show obedience to her head, reads the statement of the mufti of Moscow and the scientific Secretary of Council of ulamas of the DUM of the Russian Federation (in the part of the Council of Muftis of Russia) Ildar Alyautdinov’s about «excommunication» from the Muslims of the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

In may, the Spiritual center of Muslims (dtsm) of Ingushetia made a decision on the dismissal from the Muslim community Yevkurov, «yet he doesn’t stop his discrimination against the clergy and will not be accountable for the funds collected to build a mosque in Magas». The head of the Republic in response said that he had forgiven the President dtsm ISA Khamkhoev for this statement and invited him to her house.

«Only the Almighty has the right to determine»

«Renunciation of the Muslim community from the point of view of Islam is nothing but a pronouncement of Takfir. Takfir is made the decision on the man that called him unbeliever, infidel (in Arabic- kafir). This matter is quite subtle and difficult, because calling the other a kafir, a man takes on a huge responsibility. The accusation is very serious and dangerous act if the accused makes a mistake and the accused is not, then sin lies at first and that he becomes a kafir,» — said in a statement Alyautdinov’s published on the website of DOOM.

As noted by the mufti, scholars of the four legal schools in Islam — Hanafi, Shafi’i, Hanbali and Maliki — unanimously forbade Takfir. According to him, only the Almighty has the right to determine who is a believer or an unbeliever. Although, he added Alyautdinov, there are some signs, actions and words that clearly point to denial of the Almighty or unshakeable foundations of Islam and are the reason people out of religion.

Muslim worker leads, in particular, the statements of the famous interpreter of the Quran Ibn Abbas that «Allah has forbidden to speak «you unbeliever!» the one who testifies that there is no God but Allah, and forbade them dead!»

«That is, to accuse someone of unbelief forbidden, this is tantamount to eating of carrion or pork,» says the mufti.

«So is it possible to make such decisions on apostasy, and even in the Holy month of Ramadan? In the month of Ramadan all good deeds of the believer are especially important to God and any transgression become heavier by the degree of sinfulness, and the demand for them will be stricter. Such statements on the dismissal of certain people or organizations from the Muslim community, on the one hand, have a serious split in the Muslim community, and confusion,» reads the statement.

On the other, said Alyautdinov, «the man standing at the head of government, has a special status, the people must show obedience to her head and follow him as long as he does not commit clear disobedience of God.» From the point of view of Sharia, dtsm Ingushetia must obey the head of the subject, casting aside the ambitions, said the representative of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.

«In the Holy month of Ramadan you need to call people on the right and righteous path, as this is pleasing to God. Should try to avoid making decisions about the apostasy and disbelief of one person or another. In modern realities, unfortunately, there are dangerous and destructive currents, whose ideology is built on tacfire, charge erring believers, and its exclusiveness in the matter of proper observance of religion. And finally, don’t mix religion with political processes: it is not proper to use what is Holy and given for other purposes, as leverage in some arrangements, where there are personal, clan and other interests,» the statement said.
Dtsm and Yevkurov of Ingushetia

The Council of clans at the head of Ingushetia, earlier also condemned and called unfounded statement dtsm Republic of excommunication of the head of the region Yunus-Bek Yevkurov from the Muslim community. The Presidium of the Council of the clans demanded from the relevant authorities to give a legal assessment to the decision of the mufti.

At the end of December 2015 Yevkurov expressed dissatisfaction with the work of the Spiritual center of Muslims of Ingushetia, called for the resignation of its leader ISA Khamkhoev and proposed to hold elections for a new mufti. The reason for this he called the reaction of the dtsm in a mass brawl that occurred in the summer of 2015 in Nasir-Karlskoga mosque of Nazran, which «undermines the authority of the official clergy». Hamhoev refused to resign.

In the spring of 2016, the head of Ingushetia reported that has started the procedure of liquidation of the mufti as a public organization, does not fulfill his obligations. In August 2017 the Supreme court of Ingushetia, at the request of the regional Ministry of justice has suspended indefinitely the production of the statement on the elimination and exclusion from the unified register of legal entities dtsm Ingushetia.