Shirk means association or joining. The word is referring to association with Allah/God someone or something as a god with Him.

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Building a Prayer Place As an In-Charge

Assalaamualaikum , I have a doubt regarding this . Suppose I am a manager at a mall which is quite far from the main city (just an assumption) . Due to the fact that coming at my mall would result in ...
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Is not “forbidding the haram and allowing the halal” in islam considered shirk?

can you provide hadith and quran verses to support your answer. a lot of people say it is but i have only seen 1 verse in the quran about it اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَاباً ...
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Reference of hadith in Musnad Ahmed which states the wearing taweez/amulet is shirk?

What is the complete reference including volume and hadith number for hadith that states wearing amulet is shirk in Musnad Ahmed?
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Congratulating non Muslims on their festivals

Is it allowed for us as Muslims to congratulate Christians in their eids? (I.e. Merry Christmas, etc.) {This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have ...
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Are majority of Muslims Mushrik?

Quran clearly says: وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُ‌هُم بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُم مُّشْرِ‌كُونَ And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him. The word اکثر ...
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Is Tavassol (seeking means to approach God, like Imams) according to 5:35 shirk or inoperative?

The verse says: [5:35]O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed. Shia brothers believe in Tavassol(asking & ...
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What is the concept of Idolatry in Islam? [duplicate]

Does Idolatry in Islam only mean worshiping of the pagan Idols, statues etc or does it have a more deeper meaning like existence of competing objects of worship which is worshiped by people along with ...
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Is Unitarianism considered Idolatry?

Unitarians are Christians who reject the concept of the trinity and the divinity of Jesus. Would Unitarianism still be considered shirk according to Islam?
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Is there a difference between idolatry and partnership with God?

In Judaism, there is a distinction drawn between avoda zarah (idolatry) and shituf (association). The former is the worship of multiple gods and/or worship of idols as gods. The latter is the ...
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How can a WaliAllah be identified according to Quran and Sunnah?

Who is a WaliAllah according to Quran and Sunnah . In India which is famously known as the land of saints by Hindus, Many people and their followers claim to be WaliAllah and seek praise and help ...
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Purging Shirk and idolatry ensues Peace and Prosperity

I see a pattern that whenever a Prophet or a saint demolished places of Idolatory, Shrines, Dargahs etc . Then Allah brings about lasting peace and prosperity. A recent example from modern history ...
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What is grave worship? and what is considered so?

I've heard that going to graveyards and performing worship in front of the deads is forbidden, and is called "grave worship". Is that true? What is grave worship? what actions and situations are ...
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Is Democracy a kind of Shirk?

By popular understanding Democracy means the government of the people for the people and by the people,therefore in a democratic government the MPs make the laws but Allah said He does not allow ...
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Does pure intention (Niyah) protect from shirk?

Does prostrating and invoking an Idol with the pure Intention to worship Allah alone is considered as Shirk? My intention in asking this question stems from my earlier understanding that : Intention ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

I am asking so because a lot of muslims in Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina face to the grave of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet or read some Du'a: السَّلامُ عَلَیکَ یا رَسول ...
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What should be the behaviour of a muslim towards a non-muslim?

In Islam, what is commanded to Muslims: Hating a non-Muslim or hating his acts (such as shirk) or both? Please enlighten me on this topic & provide references for your answer from authentic books ...
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What is shirk in Islam?

What is the definition of shirk? Is it a sin? If yes, what kind of sin is it? What are the types of shirk? Can you give me some examples?