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: khudheir.com/audio/2596, Reference: Darulhadith.com, aFatwa.com
Question: Does the one who says that the Qur’ân is created apostate?
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.
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