QUESTION: I got into an argument with my father, and i called him a munafiq, when I called him that I didn't mean to label him as a person who calls people to the Deen, and is a disbeliever, I meant it as he tells me to not do an action, yet he himself does that action, which is hypocrisy. My intention was to call him a munafiq of action, not a disbeliever. Does this take me out of the deen? If it does, what must I do to get back in?
Bismillaher Rahman Rahim
At first you must request your father to forgive you and then pray to Allah also to forgive your sin. Though you have called your father not knowing the meaning of Munafiq. Now the question is who is a munafiq. According Islam the answere is follows:
In Islam, a munāfiq (n., in Arabic: منافق, plural munāfiqūn) is a hypocrite who outwardly practices Islam while inwardly concealing his disbelief (kufr), perhaps even unknowingly. The hypocrisy itself is called nifaq ( Arabic: نفاق).
The Quran has hundreds of ayat (verses) discussing munāfiqūn, referring to them as more dangerous to Muslims than the worst non-Muslim enemies of Islam.
According to Sahih al-Bukhari,
Narrated Abu Hurairah:
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three:
1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise).
3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it."
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, "Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up.
1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays.
2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.
4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner."
But no denying the fact it is being agitated you have called your father as munafiq. So you are required to pray to Allah to forgive your sin.
Please feel free to ask for any clarification in the matter.
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QUESTION: I called him that when he was in a different room, so he didn't hear me. Do I still have to tell him that I called him that? I'm afraid if I tell him he might get sad with me.
BISMILLAHIR RAHLAN O RAHIM
If you are sure and certain without an iota of doubt that your father has not heard you calling him a munafiq and that if he knows that he will be sad and hurt if he knows that you have him a munafiq then you are not required beg apology from but ALMIGHTY ALLAH IS ALL KNOWING ALL HEARING and therefore you must repent from the core of your heart and to Pray to HIM to forgive you/your sin.