Ruling on mocking a matter related to the Hereafter
Q 2: What is the ruling on
talking about some matters of the Hereafter while joking or as a slip of the tongue,
such as the jokes we hear about Jannah (Paradise) or Hellfire? Is a person who says such things a Kafir (disbeliever) or excused for their ignorance of the ruling on one who ridicules anything of Islam?
A Muslim should believe in all that Allah and His Messenger have related to us about the Day of Judgment, whether resurrection, reckoning, Mizan (the Scales for weighing deeds), Sirat (the bridge over the Fire), the bliss of Jannah or the torment of Hellfire, and other things conveyed by Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) regarding the Day of Judgment. If a person ridicules any of these, (Part No. 1; Page No. 421) they are considered apostates, as it is a form of disbelief. If a person does so, they must hasten to perform sincere Tawbah (repentance to Allah) and Istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah), so that Allah might accept their Tawbah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.