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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Attending a baptism: Haram or shirk?

I've read that it is haram to attend non-muslim rituals like the hindus' diwali and the christians' baptism. That sounds pretty logical to me. However, some scholars say that it is shirk. They say ...
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If a muslim fakes a baptism, is he considered an apostate?

Think of a situation where a muslim undergoes a baptism in a church in order to make christians think that he's converting to christianity (maybe he's doing some undercover work). But in reality, he ...
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Is calling someone a god to mean a very nice person shirk?

I watched on television a person who was so grateful for being given food that he called the person who gave that person food a god. He meant this to mean "a very nice person". I laughed after ...
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Is it shirk to call someone lord/god/goddess as a show of respect?

For example, let's say I had a friend who is really good at fighting (or any sort of combat). If I say that he is "a god of war" as a show of respect, is that shirk? I'm not actually saying that he's ...
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Did any sect/denomation ascribe divinity to a person?

Did any sect/denomination ascribe divinity to a person in the history of Islam ? If yes, what sect/denomination and who was the person? Also what were their basis for that ?
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Have I done shirk

One day, one thinking came to my mind that I should not say something about Hindu's god. What if they exist. But after that I start to thinking what I'm thinking. That time I don't perform namaz and ...
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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth, which is a clear conflict to our monotheistic view (tawhid). Maybe the translation of ...
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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Salam, I'm Muslim, I've always been curious with a lot of imagination, questions about everything (religions, music, mathematics..etc) even if I'm not as smart as 90% of people I know, they are AWAY ...
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Repentance of Shirk

I feel like I might have committed shirk purposely and knowingly after I accepted Islam. Do you think Allah can forgive. Ever since I found out, I can't move on and my mental health is in bad ...
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Polytheism and punishment

If god is so powerful,then why he is going to punish with such horrific and powerful torment which is not seen even on earth for any henious crime by his servant. And god will arrange such punishment ...
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Unconscious sin

Sometimes some unconscious thinking comes to my mind such as thinking of a cartoon named as "Battle of Gods" which sometimes prelude my mind to an unconscious thinking of God (Allah). But when my ...
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Lately found out eating pork [duplicate]

Asalamu alaik Jamah! My name is Abdul Rauf from Ghana. Please my Muslim friend ate pork without his notice and don't know how to do and don't know if Allah will accept his prayers again. Please ...
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Is it good for Muslim to go for church encounter in school

Salamualaik Jamah! My name is Abdul Rauf and a student of S.H.S. There is Christian encounter coming off in our school and ...
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Question about Shirk

A salamu Alaykum brothers and sisters. Today I would like to ask the question about shirk. So, I live in Australia, and currently attend one of the top, if not top high school here, and I have been ...
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Is It Shirk For A Muslim To Celebrate Valentines Day?

Is it Shirk For A Muslim To Celebrate Valentines Day, According to the Sunna?
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Is it halal to pray to Allah by saying for Muhammad's sake?

Assalamu-e-alekum Im coming to the point Ive been raised in 2 different culture and to be honest i kinda know nothing about islamic details and all. I want you to help me correct through proper hadis ...
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If waswas increases during a sin is the person responsible for the waswas

If waswas in a person's mind increases while he is doing a sin and he knows that the waswasa may increase but he tries to resist the waswas and continues doing a sin will he be punished for the ...
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Is bowing to the audience at the end of a play shirk?

Bowing or prostrating to anyone other than Allah(may he be exalted and praised) is shirk but does that also include what some actors do at the end of a play?
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Is the Term “Hafiz e Quran” jaiz?

We often use the term "Hafiz e Quran" for the people who have memorized it. But as far I know, Al-Hafiz is one of the attribute of Allah. So it seems like shirk to use this term for a person who ...
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Why were the Angels told to prostrate to Adam (AS)?

We are only allowed to prostrate to Allah (swt) otherwise we are committing shirk. Then why were the Angels told to make sajda / go down to sujood for Adam (AS)? Also Yousuf (AS) saw a dream that ...
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Is mindfulness meditation shirk

This is a Buddhist practice of meditation. I do not see it as a form of worship of other gods since all Buddhist forms of meditation have nothing to do with God or gods. I want to continue practicing ...
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Is sinning with intent same as Shirk?

I really want to know if it is the same as Shirk. I saw something like that in a comment of a post (link: Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a ...
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What is shirk what if a person commits a shirk act but does not believe in it

When I was 11 years old I guess I doubted Islam as i heard that Islam allows slavery and orders to execute the apostates etc. at that time I went so crazy that I started flipping coins for example I ...
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What is shirk is commuting a shirk act without belive shirk

You commit shirk if you believe that someone other than Allah has power. Or if you just say it but not believe it. For e.g.: If a person has always believed in tauheed and knows that Allah has ...
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Is playing video games such as skyrim shirk

I used to play a game called Skyrim. It was a really good game and I recommended it to all my friends. But in the game, there is magic as well as polytheism, as there are many gods eg: if you get a ...
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Committing shirk without intention in islam at a young age of 12 [duplicate]

If a person 12 years old commits shirk without intention will he be punished by Allah?
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Forgivness for Shirk

Before 3 weeks ago,i first heard about the sin of shirk. I readed about it,and i find out that swearing other than Allah is shirk. I sometimes used to swear by my mother. Can Allah forgive me if i ...
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Why God doesn't forgive the sin of Shirk?

AlhamdoLELLAH I am a Muslim.and I know that Allah never forgives the sin of Shirk. If Allah wants He forgives all kind of sins, then why He doesn't forgive the sin of Shirk.? I want to have a Logical ...
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Performance of ruqya

Some Muslims often require help of sheikhs when they have problems(not necessary when they are possessed)and then the sheikhs will tell what to do for your stuff to work but they use Qur'an in what ...
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Repentance for Shirk and ignorance

When I was at age of 18-19, even though i can read quran at that time (arabic), perform salah and kept full month ramadhan fast I didn't knew what is shirk, didn't heard of this word before till i ...
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Permissible to talk to someone in my mind who has died?

My mum returned to allah a year ago... I'm finding it very hard to cope... I often find myself "talking" to her in my mind... Is this allowed in Islam? I pray for her all the time.... But I still talk ...
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“To lie” is a kind of polytheism?

I am a college student. This question popped up into my mind when I was reading the topic of polytheism from my textbook. In my book, the polytheism is defined in three types, 1) To say some one ...
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Can we say Allah is time? [duplicate]

One of my friend said Allah is time and i argued it is shirk to say such a thing but he insist it is supported by sunnah. since time is a creation of Allah, it is like saying Allah is water another ...
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Is there any equivalent of the Shivoham experience in Islam?

A seeker's question to followers of Islam: In all the religions that originated from India, there is a concept of oneness with God. My question is: What is the equivalent of this in other religions, ...
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Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals?

Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals like Christmas (Christian), Diwali Puja (Hindu)? EDIT: Does it, in any way, impose that participating in a puja (worship) of ...
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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

I am a Muslim, and I have a Christian friend. He usually argue that Jesus (pbuh) is the God and the son of God. I know that Jesus is the son of Maryam and the messenger of Allah. Please guide me ...
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Does Allah commit shirk? [closed]

(Legit questions, looking for answers) According to Islam, shirk is the worst sin you can possibly commit, the only unforgivable sin. Shirk is associating partners with Allah. According to Muhammad, ...
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Is it forbidden to go to see a doctor,trainer,etc. if that person commits shirk?

If a doctor,trainer,etc. commits shirk, like an Hindu, is it forbidden to see them?
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol worship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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List of kufr and shirk acts?

Is there a list of disbeliever and shirk acts, and do you have to say the Shahada again, if you do them? Or is there a website which lists them? In a article?
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User experience design and aniconism

As an outsider, I don't fully understand the notion of idolatry and the extent of its prohibition in various religions, but I do understand and respect that it is an important concept in, for instance,...
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Does browsing black magic and spells make someone mushrik?

Does it fall under committing shirk when browsing stuff of black magic on the internet and checking out spells. if it does fall under shirk, is it minor or major sin and how can you repent for it and ...
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Does reblogging the statement “You are the one, the one and the only one” make you a mushrik?

I've reblogged a photo on my blog, and in the photo was figured an actress saying these words: "You are the one, the one and the only one" Did I do shirk? I posted this unknowingly and my goal was ...
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Can Muslims make statues for non worship purpose?

Can Muslims make statues of living things for non worship purpose . E.g: to beautify a place Are Muslims allowed to do this or is it completely prohibited?
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah? Have the Christians and Jews believed in the divinity of their priest, pastors, monks etc. beside Allah? Do we see them worshiping ...
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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 'forbidding the halal and allowing the haram' 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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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?