Will a person become a kaafir by jokingly saying "you can lie"

Q: I’d like to ask if the following constitutes kufr?

In the morning, I asked my brother that did you pray Fajr? He said yes. Then later in the morning he told me ‘ I only said yes to make you happy so you wouldn’t pester me’ Then I said ‘ you can’t lie (even for a joke)’ whereupon he said ‘why not?’

Did he commit kufr by saying jokingly ‘you can lie’? Then later he said he did actually pray Fajr but he ‘joked’ to me that he didn’t pray it.

A: No.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)