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Utterances such as “I hate”, even in what seems like the smallest of matters could be considered a nullifier of Islam. In Nawaqidul Islaam it says:
“Whoever Hates Anything of What the Prophet (N) came with Has Committed Kufr (Disbelief), even if he practices it [i.e. that thing which the Prophet (N) has come with].
The ‘ulamaa (scholars) agree on this nullifier as reported in the book Al-Iqna’a. This includes disliking or rejecting anything the Prophet (N) brought to this ummah (nations, followers, etc) including any verbal or practical action, whether an obligation or a forbiddance. For example, if a wife dislikes or rejects the ruling that gives her husband the right to marry another woman, she will fall under this nullifier. However, if she accepts the ruling but dislikes for him to do that because she does not want to share her husband with another woman, it is permissible.”
So even to utter such words as, “Ugh, I really hate milk” could be a nullifier as the Qur’an and Sunnah both reiterate the benefits of milk.
We throw around the word “hate” so often it’s as though we don’t understand the meaning.
Hate: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury
Do you truly hate the thing you claim to? When you think of this thing, does it really bring up feelings of intense hostility? Does the taste of milk really fill you with rage?
Words are an incredibly beautiful, powerful thing and should be used mindfully. Let us remember to think before we speak, and insha’Allah avoid falling into sin.
And as always, this comes as a reminder to myself first and foremost. May Allah forgive me and my shortcomings.
Allah, protect me…