Ruling of Apostasy
Apostate is when a Muslim deserter joins the ranks of the enemies to wage war against Islam.
In Islam, the penalty of apostasy is meant to preserve the identity of the Muslim nation.
The article draws the difference between major and minor apostasy, and between apostates who do not wage war against Islam
Apostasy, or riddah in Arabic, literally means defection or backsliding.1 As an Islamic legal term, it means denouncing Islam as one’s religion by a Muslim. There has been a wide variety of opinions by Muslim scholars throughout nearly fourteen centuries concerning punishment for apostasy with the majority of the opinion that apostasy is a capital