The difference between Takfir upon a kind and Takfir upon an individual – Shaykh Abdul-Karîm al-Khudhayr

Scholar: ´Allâmah ´Abdul-Karîm bin ´Abdillâh al-Khudhayr
Source:, Reference:,

Question: Does the one who says that the Qur’ân is created apostate?

Shaykh al-Khudhayr:

Salaf did Takfîr upon the one who says that the speech of Allâh is created. This however, is Takfîr upon a kind and not upon an individual. It is for example not said that az-Zamakhsharî was a disbeliever because of him being a Mu’tazilî and Mu’tazilah say that the Qur’ân is created. The opinion [that it is created] is nevertheless disbelief. There is a difference between Takfîr upon a kind and attribute and [the Takfîr] upon an individual. To make Takfîr upon an individual, it is required that the conditions are met while the obstacles are removed.

Related Links:

  1. The Distinction between Doing an Action of Disbelief and Being a Disbeliever quoting from Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
  2. Warning against the Fitnah of Takfir  – Shaykh Al Albanee
  3. The Fitnah of Takfeer – by Saleh asSaleh