“O ye who believe! take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above Faith: if any of you do so, they do wrong. Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight, are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious.” — Qur’an 9:23-24
The mainstream Qur’an commentator Ibn Kathir explains: “Allah commands shunning the disbelievers, even if they are one’s parents or children, and prohibits taking them as supporters if they choose disbelief instead of faith.” Another renowned Islamic authority, Ibn Juzayy, notes that Qur’an 9:24, with its warning that one should value nothing in this life higher than Allah, is “a threat to anyone who prefers his family, property or home to emigration and jihad.” “Emigration” to infidel lands in order to spread Islam, that is.
“Suspected suicide bomber called father infidel,” from The Jakarta Post, April 18 (thanks to Twostellas):
Abdul Gafur, father of suspected suicide bomber Muchammad Syarif, said Monday his son had labeled him an infidel.
“When I gave him advice he called me infidel. I told him to pray more, but he said I gave him too much advice, as if heaven was in my hands,” Gafur said Monday, quoted by tribunnews.com.
Gafur said Syarif was known to have been very stubborn in his religious views, especially after he had joined a hardliner group in 2009.
Syarif had also said the Indonesian Criminal Code was mostly inherited from Dutch laws, which was made by “infidels”.
He said the Indonesian Criminal Code should instead be based on Islamic law, since the majority of the Indonesian people were Muslim.
Syarif was the suspected suicide bomber involved in an attack on the Cirebon Police mosque on Friday. He was killed in the explosion, which also injured around 25 people.