Salman Rushdie

Ayatollah Khamenei's fatwa on Salman Rushdie's apostasy from Islam

Question: As you know, the enemies of Islam are trying to bring to attention, once again, to the name of that cursed liar Salman Rushdie, particularly, at the Frankfurt exhibition: in order to humiliate the historical fatwa and the personality of Late Imam Khomeini (ra).
Meanwhile, the non-Islamic and invalid violent actions by Takfiri groups, who falsely introduce their satanic acts as Islamic decrees, have led to the creation of a distorted and violent image of Islam. Henceforth, we would like to ask our Wali al-Faqih and our Marja’ — given the above mentioned facts — is the fatwa on the irtidad (apostasy from Islam) of the cursed liar Salman Rushdie still in effect? What is a Muslim's duty in this regard?

Answer: The decree is as Imam Khomeini (ra) issued.


  • Ayatollah Khamenei
  • Fatwa
  • Imam Khomeini
  • Islam
  • Khamenei
  • Salman Rushdie


  • 2017-02-15 04:23
    Great leader ….
  • 2017-02-16 07:54
    Dear I am interested on what you see as a Muslim's duty in regard to this fatwa. Would I be right in understanding that, as you are against violence, the fatwa would imply simply ignoring the man and his works and not giving either any publicity. I should say that from this Christian's point of view, I am learning so much from you site not only about Islam, which I have now come to honour and respect greatly, but also about my own faith. One other question if I may, I noticed when you refer to Imam Khomeini you have in brackets after his name (ra). Can you tell me what this stands for. Thank you for considering my post and thank you for a truly wonderful site. May Peace of God go with you and keep you. Sincerely Brad
  • 2017-02-27 12:15
    Dear Brad,( ra ) in brackets means radiyallahu anhu It means “may Allah be pleased with him”.
  • 2018-06-13 09:35
    this rushdi man is only doing what he does for the dollar