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Do I have to re take my shahada?


As-salamu alaykum

A few years back I had like a 4-5 year period where I strayed away from Islam, when people asked me if I was muslim during that period of time I said no. Recently someone has told me by saying that I have made myself a non-muslim. My question is if I wanted to join islam again, would I have to re-take my shahada?

Thank you


Wa Alaikum al-salam
Thanks for your question
if you truley did not belive in islam then you counts as murtad but sometimes we are neglectfull toward our duties or mad at Allah and islam for some reasons and we say that we dont belive but we dont mean it. so it is not necessary to retake Shahada. You are a Muslim and you should just start practicing Islam and believing in the fundamentals of the religion.
Remember that you must repent and compensate for your duties.
May Allah grant you success

Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi