Saying "Where is your Allah and only science can save the people from any disease?"

Q: I request clarification related to some words as to whether, Allah forgive, these are kufr. 

1. Saying in any gathering or discussion that " Nauzubillah some people / they (not specifically referred) are saying / believing that where is your Allah and that only science can save the people from any disease / corona virus etc; however our belief is that without almighty Allah nothing can save us". Does words expressed in start leads to kufr for one who quote these words in any discussion or gathering?

2. We sometimes feel that we are so much guilty and have done lots of sin and in fear we say words that " Don't know whether Allah will forgive me or not" though our belief is that Allah is most Merciful and Forgiving. Allah forgive, are these words kufr?

3. We sometimes feel that we have done lot of mistakes and wrong decisions in past though whatever happens is always in our betterment and already written in Taqdeer but we still feel lot of regret, sadness and hopeless and sometimes in that state of sadness and hopelessness someone says words like that" Its all due to his mistakes and wrong decisions related to job choice or other matters consequently he is regretting then then why should he say these mistakes / wrong decisions were due to Naseeb / from Allah". Allah forgive is saying these words Kufur? Nauzubillah intention was not to deny taqdeer.

I am very worried and confused and beg forgiveness and guidance from Almighty Allah. Can you please give some clarification in respects of above said words and other explanation related to kufr and Tajdeed Iman and Tajdeed Nikah?


1. To say "Where is your Allah and only science can save the people from any disease, Corona etc.", is kufr.

2. Though this statement is not kufr, however, it is not in keeping with the correct relationship which a believer should have with his Creator. A believer should at no time despair of the mercy of Allah Ta'ala. He should believe that despite whatever sin he has committed, if he turns to Allah Ta'ala sincerely, Allah Ta'ala will forgive him. Allah Ta'ala says in the Quraan Majeed, "No one despairs of the mercy of Allah Ta'ala besides a kaafir."

3. Attributing consequences to apparent causes is not kufr, rather this is permissible. Just as if a person passes away through a motor car accident, we attribute the death to the apparent cause. However, one should believe that everything happens with the decree of Allah Ta'ala.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)