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Asslaamuaykum

If a Muslim’s father has passed way and he held his father’s khathams to show off in front of people that he holds khathams and to show off that he believes in them but in reality he does not believe that khathams are part of Islam. Also he held the khathams so his families dont talk bad about him as they (families) believe in khathams.
The khathams were held on the 4th day, 15th day 35th day and 40th day after the passing away of his father.

Does doing this or any of the above cause kufr?

( the khatham just involves feeding guests and reading Quran and surahs and dua for the deceased).

Thank you

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Asked on August 28, 2016 11:48 pm
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AsalaamuAlaikum
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

This is an act of Bid’aat.
He must make Taubah and Istighfaar.
He does not become a Kaafir.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Was-Salaams
Mufti Elias
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Answered on September 5, 2016 12:41 pm