What does Sheikh Uthman Ibn Farooq really believe? Murderers and Rapist going to heaven?

“And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with an even balance. That is the best way and best in result.” (Qur’an 17:35)

Sheikh Uthman Ibn Farooq doing what he does best which is giving the Daw’ah on the streets of America. Cannot underscore how important this is. Calling people to Islam IS the work of the Prophets. It is the best way. It is a collective obligation upon the Muslims. So may Allah (swt) continue to bless Sheikh Uthman in that regards.

Listen to the interaction in the video above:

Sheikh Uthman says: “Let me ask you a question o.k? If you don’t accept Jesus can you go to heaven?”
The woman replies, “No.”

Sheikh Uthman says, ‘O.K Let me ask you a scenario, right?” “And, and so. There’s a girl doesn’t believe in Jesus. Let’s say she’s Hindu right? 14,15, 18 year old girl, and a man, a Christian man rapes and murders her. Rapes her cuts her up cuts her throat but he believes in Jesus. Who goes to heaven?”

Woman inquires, “She does not believe in Jesus?”  Sheikh Uthman reiterates: “She does not believe in Jesus.”

The woman states: “If she has not like received or trusted (Sheikh Uthman inputs “yes”) due to the fact (unintelligible).”

Sheikh Uthman says, “She does not believe in Jesus she’s Hindu.”

The woman responds: “Than she is eternally separated from (unintelligible)”

Sheikh Uthman says, “she’s gonna go to hell, and he, the murderer, rapist is gonna go to heaven?” “You guys, you guys I can’t believe your telling me this. I cannot believe you’re saying this. And I’m really sad.” “You’re saying that rapist, murderer is gonna go to heaven and the poor innocent girl that got raped and murdered is gonna go to hell, going to be separated from hell/heaven and go to hell!?”

The woman responds: “She doesn’t know the Lord, yes.”

Sheikh Uthman responds: “That is that is you can’t believe that?!”

However, what would his response be if someone asked him, “What would your response be if a Muslim did that?”

What is the Sheikh’s response to his belief if this rapist/murderer was a Muslim?

Now for the Christian who likes to speak about the justice of God Sheikh Uthman’s question does present a conundrum for them. Now the more learned Christian may try and reply using the following text:

“For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” (Jude 1:4)

But the point still stands. No one is saying that grace is a license for immorality; however, this Christian man in a moment of passion being weak in the flesh raped this woman and killed her. However, according to the Christian woman’s reasoning that man will go to heaven.

Now, the best Sheikh Uthman can do is say that the Muslim rapist and murderer will take a detour to hell (for an unspecified period of time) however, he too enters heaven.

Now what would have made this more interesting is if it was asked what happened if the murderer/rapist died immediately after the incident (as a Christian/ as a Muslim). The Christian response has been given. However, the Muslim response?



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4 responses to “What does Sheikh Uthman Ibn Farooq really believe? Murderers and Rapist going to heaven?

  1. Toby

    In the interest of clarity, what is the Salafi view of this question ? If, for example, a particularly savage ISIS fighter dies confessing the Islamic religion, would he eventually enter the joys of the Islamic paradise after a stint in Hell, were he would pay for his cruelties ?

  2. Toby

    I must admit that I am rather wary of Salafis. But from a patristic Christian perspective, a man professing to be a Christian yet violating innocents would absolutely enter perdition, since as St Paul said “do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh”, for those who act upon sexual immorality, impurity and sensuality “will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

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