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Salam Alykoum. I have emigrated from an arab muslim country to US and lived
there for almost 20 years. I became a US citizens and gave up my original
arab muslim country citizenship even though I can keep both citizenship in
both countries. My original arab muslim country ruled by islamic law but
there is a lot of corruption. I love America and I’m proud to be an American, and I have my home here , and have many friends. Some of my non muslim friends are very kind and caring.As per requirement for naturalization I wrote and said the following oath upon taking US citizenship:” I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely
renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince,
potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a
subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws
of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms
on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform
noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required
by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian
direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

One day I was searching the net and came across something that was quite
concerning, which was a fatwa by someone( who is a sharia faculty in one of the universities in Saudi Arabia and I think he is from Salafi school of
thought) answering someone who was asking about the US citizenship oath and the
sheikh said that such oath is موالاة مطلقة عامة (Muwlat Mutlaqa Amma) and
hence is considered Kufur!!!!!!

I love my religion islam. I also love The United States and alhamduliallah
feel happy there and was able to finish my education and got married and live a happy life. I feel thankful to Allah that I had a chance to immigrate to this beautiful country America which gave me so much.
I am not an Alim or religious scholar. Did I commit any apostasy(kufur) by saying and writing the
above mentioned oath? Am I still a muslim!

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Asked on August 1, 2016 9:46 am
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As long as you do not believe that American constitutional law is superior than Islamic Divine law, you remain a Muslim.
Certain statements are not reasonable. What if you are called to fight against innocent, whether they be Muslim or non-Muslim.
Thus make Istighfaar for that.

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Answered on August 4, 2016 2:24 pm