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The Nullifiers of Faith

The Nullifiers of Faith 1

All Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and peace and blessings be upon the most honorable of all Prophets and Messengers, Muhammad.

Believing in Allah is the most precious thing a believer owns, if he loses it then it is a manifest loss. Allah Almighty has said: {And whosoever disbelieves in Faith [i.e. in the Oneness of Allâh and in all the other Articles of Faith i.e. His (Allâh’s) Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work; and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.} [Surat Al-Mâ’idah: 5].

{وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِالإِيمَانِ فَقَدْ حَبِطَ عَمَلُهُ وَهوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الخَاسِرِينَ}

المائدة: 5

Tranliteration: waman yakfur bialeemani faqad habita AAamaluhu wahuwa fee alakhirati mina alkhasireena

So, the greatest sins ever are the nullifiers of faith, because whosoever commits one of them, then he is a disbeliever; nothing will avail him, he is eternally dwelling in Hellfire, we seek refuge in Allah. Allah Almighty has said: {Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. For them is a painful torment and they will have no helpers} [Surat Al-‘Imrân: 91].

{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِم مِّلءُ الأرْضِ ذَهَبًا وَلَوِ افْتَدَى بِهِ أُوْلَئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّاصِرِينَ}

آل عمران: 91
Transliteration: Inna allatheena kafaroo wamatoo wahum kuffarun falan yuqbala min ahadihim milo alardi thahaban walawi iftada bihi olaika lahum AAathabun aleemun wama lahum min nasireena

The most prominent of these nullifiers, in short, are:

The first nullifier: denying the Deity of Allah: it is the first of its characteristics. Allah Almighty has said in a narration about the polytheist disbelievers: {And they say: “There is nothing but our life of this world, we die and we live and nothing destroys us except Ad-Dahr (time). And they have no knowledge of it: they only conjecture.} [Surat Al-Jâthiya: 24]

{وَقَالُوا مَا هِيَ إِلاَّ حَيَاتُنَا الُّدنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا يُهْلِكُنا إِلاَّ الدَّهرُ وَمَا لَهُم بِذلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَظُنُّون}

الجاثية: 24
Transliteration: Waqaloo ma hiya illa hayatuna alddunya namootu wanahya wama yuhlikuna illa alddahru wama lahum bithalika min AAilmin in hum illa yathunnoona

Everyone who sets a partner to Allah is a polytheist just like Fir’aun (Pharaoh) when he said: “I am your lord, most high.”, and when the Nimrod Ben-Canaan said: “I give life and cause death.”

The Nullifiers of Faith 2This view includes: those who believe in the unity of existence, they are those who claim that Allah is the essence of this creation – Glorified and High be He! High above (the great falsehood) that they say! Included is also the Magi belief that the origin of the incidents of Good are grounded on the light and that the incidents of Evil are grounded on the darkness. And enters into this the denial of the deity of Allah, as has been established by a handful of atheists, past and present. They deny the existence of the Creator, and they attribute deeds in this existence to nature; Glorified and High be Allah above (the great falsehood) that they say.

To answer them in short:

1. It goes without saying that any creation must have a creator; it is a self-evident truth even to kids. If a boy is hit by someone, even if not seen by him, he would ask: who has hit me? And if he is told that no one has hit him, his mind will not accept such a thing. This magnificent creation is in itself an evidence of the existence of a great Creator. Allah Almighty has said: {This is the creation of Allâh. So show Me that which those (whom you worship) besides Him have created.} [Surat Luqmân: 11]

{هَذَا خَلْقُ اللهِ فَأرُونِي مَاذَا خَلَقَ الذِينَ مِن دُونِهِ}

لقمان: 11
Transliteration: Hatha khalqu Allahi faaroonee matha khalaqa allatheena min doonihi

Allah Almighty has said: {Or do they assign to Allâh partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?” Say: “Allâh is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible.”} [Surat Ar-Ra’d: 16].

{أَمْ جَعَلُوا لِلَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ خَلَقُوا كَخَلْقِهِ فَتَشَابَهَ الخَلْقُ عَلَيْهِمْ قُلِ اللهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ الْوَاحِدُ الْقهَارُ}

الرعد: 16
Transliteration: am jaAAaloo lillahi shurakaa khalaqoo kakhalqihi fatashabaha alkhalqu AAalayhim quli Allahu khaliqu kulli shayin wahuwa alwahidu alqahharu

Allah Almighty has also said: {Verily those on whom you call besides Allâh, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose.} [Surat Al-Hajj: 73],

{لَن يَخْلُقُوا ذُبَابًا وَلَوِ اجْتَمَعُوا لَهُ}

الحج: 73
Transliteration: lan yakhluqoo thubaban walawi ijtamaAAoo lahu

And He has said: {Were they created by nothing? Or were they themselves the creators? (35) Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm Belief.} [Surat At-Tûr: 35-36]

{أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ أَمْ خَلَقُوا السَّمَوَاتِ والأَرْضِ بَل لاَّ يُوقِنُونَ}

الطور: 35-36
Transliteration: Am khuliqoo min ghayri shayin am humu alkhaliqoona (35) Am khalaqoo alssamawati waalarda bal la yooqinoona

2. The uniformity of the whole world and its perfection is evidence that its director is one God and one Lord, He has neither partners nor rivals; the Almighty has said: {No son (or offspring) did Allâh beget, nor is there any ilâh (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others!} [Surat Al-Mu’minûn: 91]

{مَا اتَّخَذَ اللهُ مِن وَلَدٍ وَمَا كَاَن مَعَهُ مِنْ إِلَهٍ إذاً لَّذهَبَ كُلُّ إِلَهِ بِمَا خَلَقَ وَلَعَلا بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ}

المؤمنون: 91
Transliteration: Ma ittakhatha Allahu min waladin wama kana maAAahu min ilahin ithan lathahaba kullu ilahin bima khalaqa walaAAala baAAduhum AAala baAAdin

3. Subjecting the creatures to perform their functions and missions, there is no creature that would decline or refrain from performing its task in this universe; and this is what was concluded by Moses when the Pharaoh asked him: {Fir‘aun (Pharaoh) said: “Who then, O Mûsâ (Moses), is the Lord of you two?” (49) [Mûsâ (Moses)] said: “Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright.”} [Surat Tâha: 49-50].

{قَالَ فَمَن رَّبُكُما يَا مُوسَى (49) قَالَ رَبُّنَا الذِي أَعْطَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَى}

طه: 49-50
Transliteration: Qala faman rabbukuma ya moosa (49) Qala rabbuna allathee aAAta kulla shayin khalqahu thumma hada

This means: it is our Lord who has created all creatures, and has given every creature its appropriate constitution and all its attributes (and after that, He has guided) every living creature to what purpose it was created for. This guidance is the whole complete guidance fully manifested in all creatures; each creature you find is performing what it was created for: to bring about benefits and shove off harms. Even animals: Allah has given them a mind that permits them to do what will benefit them and push away what would harm them and manage what is needed for their life. This is shown in the words of Allah: {Who made everything He has created good} [Surat As-Sajdah: 7]

{الذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ}

السجدة: 7
Transliteration: Allathee ahsana kulla shayin khalaqahu

Truthful was the poet when he said:
In everything there is a sign *** that tells He is One

The Nullifiers of Faith 3The second nullifier: Polytheism in worshipping Allah by performing some rituals of worship to other than Him: invoking other than Allah, offering sacrifices and vows to other than Allah from the dead people in their graves to the jinn and devils; to fear the dead or jinn or demons that they could harm or hurt them; and to ask and hope from other than Allah to fulfill needs and relieve distress, which is now being practiced around the shrines built on the graves of the Auliyâ’ and the righteous in some Islamic countries. Allah Almighty has said: {And they worship besides Allâh things that harm them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allâh.” Say: “Do you inform Allâh of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?” Glorified and Exalted is He above all that which they associate as partners (with Him)!} [Surat Yûnus: 18].

{وَيَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللهِ مَا لا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلا يَنْفَعُهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ هَؤُلاءِ شُفَعَاؤُنا عِندَ اللهِ قُلْ أَتُنِبِّئُونَ اللهَ بَمَا لا يَعْلَمُ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَلا فِي الأَرْضِ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُون}

يونس: 18
Transliteration: WayaAAbudoona min dooni Allahi ma la yadurruhum wala yanfaAAuhum wayaqooloona haolai shufaAAaona AAinda Allahi qul atunabbioona Allaha bima la yaAAlamu fee alssamawati wala fee alardi subhanahu wataAAala AAamma yushrikoona

Included in this verse: those who take the dead in the graves from the righteous as intercessors and mediators between them and Allah; they invoke and ask them for help; they circumambulate around their shrines and offer sacrifices, and this is the polytheism of the infidels. Allah almighty has said about these polytheists: {We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allâh} [Surat Az-Zumar: 3].

{مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلاَّ لِيُقَرِّبُونَا إِلَى اللهِ زُلْفَى}

الزمر: 3
Transliteration: ma naAAbuduhum illa liyuqarriboona ila Allahi zulfa

The third nullifier: Denying anything that Allah has established for Himself or that His Messenger, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has proven for Him, as well as assigning an attribute of Allah to one of His slaves such as His knowledge; also trying to prove something denied by Allah Himself or denied by His Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The Almighty has said: {Say (O Muhammad): “He is Allâh, (the) One. (1) “Allâh-us-Samad [Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]. (2) “He begets not, nor was He begotten. (3) “And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”} [Surat Al-Ikhlâs]

{قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أحَدٌ (1) اللهُ الصَّمَدُ (2) لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ (3) وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ}

الإخلاص: 1-4
Transliteration: Qul huwa Allahu ahadun (1) Allahu alssamadu (2) Lam yalid walam yooladu (3) Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun

The Almighty has said: {And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.} [Surat Al-A’râf: 180]

{وَلِلهِ الأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا وَذَرُوا الَّذِين يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائِهِ سَيُجْزَونَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْملُونَ}

الأعراف: 180
Transliteration: Walillahi alasmao alhusna faodAAoohu biha watharoo allatheena yulhidoona fee asmaihi sayujzawna ma kanoo yaAAmaloona

The Almighty has said: {There is nothing like Him; and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.} [Surat Ash-Shûrâ: 11].

{لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وهوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ}

الشورى: 11
Transliteration: laysa kamithlihi shayon wahuwa alssameeAAu albaseeru

The Almighty has said: {Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, so worship Him (Alone) and be constant and patient in His worship. Do you know of any who is similar to Him? (of course none is similar or co-equal or comparable to Him, and He has none as partner with Him). [There is nothing like Him and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer]} [Surat Maryam: 65].

{بُّ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فَٱعْبُدْهُ وَٱصْطَبِرْ لِعِبَـٰدَتِهِۦ ۚ هَلْ تَعْلَمُ لَهُۥ سَمِيًّا}

مريم: 65
Transliteration: Rabbu alssamawati waalardi wama baynahuma faoAAbudhu waistabir liAAibadatihi hal taAAlamu lahu samiyyan

The interrogation here is to deny the fact asked for which means that He has no peer to partner Him in worship.

The fourth nullifier: accusing the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, of lying about anything that was revealed to him. Allah Almighty has said: {And if they belie you, those before them also belied. Their Messengers came to them with clear signs, and with the Scriptures, and the book giving light. (25) Then I took hold of those who disbelieved: and how terrible was My denial (punishment)!} [Surat Fâtir: 25-26]

{وَإِن يُكَذبوكَ فَقَدْ كَذَّبَ الذِين مِن قَبْلِهِمْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُم بِالبَيِّنَاتِ وَبِالزُّبُرِ وَبالكِتَابِ المُنِيرِ (25) ثُم أَخَذتُ الذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَكَيْفَ كَانَ نَكِير}

فاطر: 25-26
Transliteration: Wain yukaththibooka faqad kaththaba allatheena min qablihim jaathum rusuluhum bialbayyinati wabialzzuburi wabialkitabi almuneeri (25) Thumma akhathtu allatheena kafaroo fakayfa kana nakeeri

The fifth nullifier: believing that the guidance of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is not perfect or complete. Allah Almighty has said: {This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion} [Surat Al-Mâ’idah: 3]

{اليَومَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلامَ دِينًا}

المائدة: 3
Transliteration: alyawma akmaltu lakum deenakum waatmamtu AAalaykum niAAmatee waradeetu lakumu alislama deenan

The fifth nullifier: Denying what Allah has revealed of the Islamic rulings; or believing that the rulings of other than Him is better or more comprehensive to human needs; or believing that the rulings of Allah and His Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, are equal to other rulings; or believing that it is permissible to rule with other than that Allah Almighty has revealed – even if he thought that the ruling of Allah is better.

In the same line is ruling by the man-made laws which contradict the provisions of Allah Glorified and Exalted.

The Nullifiers of Faith 4Allah almighty has said: {Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghut (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitan (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (60) And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW),” you (Muhammad SAW) see the hypocrites turn away from you (Muhammad SAW) with aversion. (61) How then, when a catastrophe befalls them because of what their hands have sent forth, they come to you swearing by Allah, “We meant no more than goodwill and conciliation!” (62) They (hypocrites) are those of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts; so turn aside from them (do not punish them) but admonish them, and speak to them an effective word (i.e. to believe in Allah, worship Him, obey Him, and be afraid of Him) to reach their innerselves. (63) We sent no Messenger, but to be obeyed by Allah’s Leave. If they (hypocrites), when they had been unjust to themselves, had come to you (Muhammad SAW) and begged Allah’s Forgiveness, and the Messenger had begged forgiveness for them: indeed, they would have found Allah All-Forgiving (One Who accepts repentance), Most Merciful. (64) But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.} [Surat An-Nisâ’: 60-65]

{أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى ٱلَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ ءَامَنُوا۟ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱلطَّـٰغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوٓا۟ أَن يَكْفُرُوا۟ بِهِۦ وَيُرِيدُ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنُ أَن يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلَـٰلًۢا بَعِيدًا ﴿٦٠﴾ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ تَعَالَوْا۟ إِلَىٰ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّـهُ وَإِلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ رَأَيْتَ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنكَ صُدُودًا ﴿٦١﴾ فَكَيْفَ إِذَآ أَصَـٰبَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌۢ بِمَا قَدَّمَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ ثُمَّ جَآءُوكَ يَحْلِفُونَ بِٱللَّـهِ إِنْ أَرَدْنَآ إِلَّآ إِحْسَـٰنًا وَتَوْفِيقًا ﴿٦٢﴾ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُ ٱللَّـهُ مَا فِى قُلُوبِهِمْ فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَعِظْهُمْ وَقُل لَّهُمْ فِىٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ قَوْلًۢا بَلِيغًا ﴿٦٣﴾ وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّـهِ ۚ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُمْ جَآءُوكَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُوا۟ ٱللَّـهَ وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُوا۟ ٱللَّـهَ تَوَّابًا رَّحِيمًا ﴿٦٤﴾ فَلَا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىٰ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَجِدُوا۟ فِىٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُوا۟ تَسْلِيمًا}

النساء: 60-65
Transliteration: Alam tara ila allatheena yazAAumoona annahum amanoo bima onzila ilayka wama onzila min qablika yureedoona an yatahakamoo ila alttaghooti waqad omiroo an yakfuroo bihi wayureedu alshshaytanu an yudillahum dalalan baAAeedan (60) Waitha qeela lahum taAAalaw ila ma anzala Allahu waila alrrasooli raayta almunafiqeena yasuddoona AAanka sudoodan (61) Fakayfa itha asabathum museebatun bima qaddamat aydeehim thumma jaooka yahlifoona biAllahi in aradna illa ihsanan watawfeeqan (62) Olaika allatheena yaAAlamu Allahu ma fee quloobihim faaAArid AAanhum waAAithhum waqul lahum fee anfusihim qawlan baleeghan (63) Wama arsalna min rasoolin illa liyutaAAa biithni Allahi walaw annahum ith thalamoo anfusahum jaooka faistaghfaroo Allaha waistaghfara lahumu alrrasoolu lawajadoo Allaha tawwaban raheeman (64) Fala warabbika la yuminoona hatta yuhakkimooka feema shajara baynahum thumma la yajidoo fee anfusihim harajan mimma qadayta wayusallimoo tasleeman

Obeying scholars and the slaves of Allah in making lawful things as unlawful and unlawful things as lawful certainly nullifies faith. Allah Almighty has said: {They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allâh (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allâh), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] to worship none but One Ilâh (God – Allâh) Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Praise and glory be to Him (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).”} [Surat At-Taubah: 31]

{اتَّخَذُوا أََحْبَارَهُم وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِن دُونِ اللهِ وَالمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَهًا وَاحِدًا لاَّ اله إِلاَّ هُوَ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ}

التوبة: 31
Transliteration: Ittakhathoo ahbarahum waruhbanahum arbaban min dooni Allahi waalmaseeha ibna maryama wama omiroo illa liyaAAbudoo ilahan wahidan la ilaha illa huwa subhanahu AAamma yushrikoona

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, recited this verse to ‘Adi bin Hâtim At-Tâ’I, may Allah be pleased with him, so he said: “O Messenger of Allah! We do not worship them.” He answered: They certainly do. [They (i.e. the rabbis and monks) made lawful things as unlawful and unlawful things as lawful, and they (i.e. Jews and Christians) followed them; and by doing so, they really worshipped them]. If this is the case with scholars and men of religion, then what about those who follow the laws which were made by atheists and infidels!

«قدم [ عدي بن حاتم ] على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو نصراني فسمعه يقرأ هذه الآية : {اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّـهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَـٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ} قال : فقلت له : إنا لسنا نعبدهم ، قال : أليس يحرمون ما أحل الله فتحرمونه ، ويحلون ما حرم الله فتحلونه ، قال : قلت : بلى ، قال : فتلك عبادتهم»

The seventh nullifier: Not to consider the polytheists as infidels or to have doubts about their disbelief, because this doubts what the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has brought about, Allah All mighty said: {and said: “Verily, we disbelieve in that with which you have been sent, and we are really in grave doubt as to that to which you invite us (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism).”} [Surat Ibrâhîm: 9].

{وَقَالُوا إِنَّا كَفَرْنَا بِمَا أُرْسِلنَا بِهِ وَإِنَّا لَفِي شَكٍّ مِّمَّا تَدْعُونَ إِلَيْهِ مُرِيبٍ}

إبراهيم: 9
Transliteration: waqaloo inna kafarna bima orsiltum bihi wainna lafee shakkin mimma tadAAoonana ilayhi mureebun

The eighth nullifier: Mocking or joking about Allah or the Quran or the religion or the reward and punishment; and making fun of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or of one of the prophets, whether joking or serious.

Allah Almighty ha said: {If you ask them (about this), they declare: “We were only talking idly and joking.” Say: “Was it at Allâh, and His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations…) and His Messenger that you were mocking?” (65) Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed.} [Surat At-Taubah: 65-66]

{وَلَئِن سَألْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِءُونَ (65) لا تَعْتَذِرُوا قَدْ كَفَرتُمٍ بَعْدَ إِيْمَانِكُمْ}

التوبة: 65-66
Transliteration: Walain saaltahum layaqoolunna innama kunna nakhoodu wanalAAabu qul abiAllahi waayatihi warasoolihi kuntum tastahzioona (65) La taAAtathiroo qad kafartum baAAda eemanikum

The ninth nullifier: backing up and helping the disbelievers against the Muslims. Allah Almighty has said: {O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliyâ’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Auliyâ’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Auliyâ’), then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).} [Surat Al-Mâ’idah: 51]

{يَا أَيُّهَا الذِينَ آمَنُوا لا تَتَّخِذوا اليَهُودَ وَالنَّصارى أَوْلِيَاءَ بَعْضُهُمٍ أَولِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَولَّهُم مِنكمً فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمٍ إِنَّ اللهَ لا يَهْدِي الْقَومَ الظَّالِمينَ}

المائدة: 51
Transliteration: Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la tattakhithoo alyahooda waalnnasara awliyaa baAAduhum awliyao baAAdin waman yatawallahum minkum fainnahu minhum inna Allaha la yahdee alqawma alththalimeena

The tenth nullifier: Whoever thinks that anyone can afford to depart from the guidance of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, or that he should not follow this religion: Islam. Allah Almighty has said: {And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers} [Surat Al-‘Imrân: 85]

{وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرِ الإسْلامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخرةٍ مِنَ الخَاسِرينَ}

آل عمران: 85
Transliteration: Waman yabtaghi ghayra alislami deenan falan yuqbala minhu wahuwa fee alakhirati mina alkhasireena

The eleventh nullifier: the total renunciation of the religion of Allah Almighty; or its basics; not learning it or trying to learn it neither working according to it. Allah Almighty has said: {And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of his Lord, then turns aside therefrom? Verily, We shall exact retribution from the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners).} [Surat As-Sajda: 22].

{وَمَن أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن ذَكِّرَ بآياتِ رَبِّهِ ثُمَّ أَعْرَضَعَنْهَا إِنَّا مِنَ المُجرمينَ مُنتَقِمونَ}

السجدة: 22
Transliteration: Waman athlamu mimman thukkira biayati rabbihi thumma aAArada AAanha inna mina almujrimeena muntaqimoona

The twelfth nullifier: whoever hates anything which was brought about by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him; even if he works according to it. Allah Almighty has said: {That is because they hate that which Allâh has sent down (this Qur’ân and Islâmic laws, etc.); so He has made their deeds fruitless.} [Surat Muhammad: 9]

{ذَلِكَ بِأنَّهُمْ كَرِهُوا مَا أَنزَلَ اللهُ فأحْبَطَ أَعْمَالَهُمْ}

محمد: 9
Transliteration: Thalika biannahum karihoo ma anzala Allahu faahbata aAAmalahum

The thirteenth nullifier: performing acts of magic or approving doing them; like the spells and enchantments made to make a man turn away from his wife and vice versa; or that to make a man get closer to his wife and vice versa. Allah almighty has said: {Sulaimân did not disbelieve, but the Shayâtîn (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Hârût and Mârût, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, “We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).”} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 102]

{وَمَا كَفَر سُلَيمَانُ وَلَكِنَّ الشَيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى المَلَكَينِ بِبَابِلَ هَاروتَ وَمَاروتَ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُولا إَنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلا تَكْفُرْ}

البقرة: 102
Transliteration: wama kafara sulaymanu walakinna alshshayateena kafaroo yuAAallimoona alnnasa alssihra wama onzila AAala almalakayni bibabila haroota wamaroota wama yuAAallimani min ahadin hatta yaqoola innama nahnu fitnatun fala takfur

The fourteenth nullifier: Allah Almighty has said: {But if they repent, perform As-Salât, (Iqâmat-as-Salât) and give Zakât, then they are your brethren in religion.} [Surat At-Taubah: 11]

{فَإن تَابُوا وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلاةَ وآتُوا الزَّكاةَ فَإِخْوانِكُم في الدِّينِ}

التوبة: 11
Transliteration: Fain taboo waaqamoo alssalata waatawoo alzzakata faikhwanukum fee alddeeni

And He has said: {Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salât (the prayers) [i.e. made their Salât (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell. (59) Except those who repent and believe (in the Oneness of Allâh and His Messenger Muhammad), and work righteousness.} [Surat Maryam: 59-60]

{فَخَلَفَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ أَضاعُوا الصَّلاة واتَّبعُوا الشَّهواتِ فَسَوفَ يَلْقَونَ غَيًّا (59)إِلاَّ مَن تابَ وآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا}

مريم: 59-60
Transliteration: Fakhalafa min baAAdihim khalfun adaAAoo alssalata waittabaAAoo alshshahawati fasawfa yalqawna ghayyan (59) Illa man taba waamana waAAamila salihan

His words {and believe} indicate that giving up prayers is disbelieving. It is in the Hadith: “the pledge between us and them is prayer; whosoever gives it up has rejected faith”. [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

«العهد الذي بيننا وبينهم الصلاة ، فمن تركها فقد كفر»

صححه الألباني
There are many nullifiers of faith that generally concur to what has been previously mentioned; such as denial of the Quran (the words of) or any part of it, or doubting its inimitability; abusing the Quran (the book itself) or any part of it, making unlawful things as lawful such as adultery, drinking alcohol; or insulting and slandering religion; or not believing in heaven and hell or the torment of the grave and its blessing and the like.

Question: if the slave of Allah commits a nullifier of faith: does he necessarily know that his deeds have been wasted? Or are his deeds wasted without him knowing about it?

The answer: there is no doubt that the slave of Allah may have his deeds wasted while he thinks that he is being righteous and acquiring good by his deeds. Allah Almighty has said: {Say (O Muhammad): “Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds? (103) “Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds. (104) “They are those who deny the Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord and the Meeting with Him (in the Hereafter). So their works are in vain, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall assign no weight for them.} [Surat Al-Kahf: 103-105]

{قُلْ هَلْ نُنَبِّئُكُم بِالأَخْسَرينَ أعْمَالًا (103)الذِين ضَلَّ سَعْيُهُم فِي الحَياةِ الدُنْيَا وَهُم يَحْسَبُونَ أنَّهُم يُحْسِنُونَ صُنعًا (104) أُولَئكَ الذينَ كَفَرُوا بآياتِ رَبِّهِم وَلِقَائه فَحَبِطت أَعْمَالُهم فَلا نُقيمُ لَهُم يَومَ القِيامةِ وَزنا}

الكهف: 103-105
Transliteration: Qul hal nunabbiokum bialakhsareena aAAmalan (103) Allatheena dalla saAAyuhum fee alhayati alddunya wahum yahsaboona annahum yuhsinoona sunAAan (104) Olaika allatheena kafaroo biayati rabbihim waliqaihi fahabitat aAAmaluhum fala nuqeemu lahum yawma alqiyamati waznan

O Allah we ask You to preserve our religion which is the protection of our matters, and preserve our worldly life in which we live and the Hereafter which is our final destination.