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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
124 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
194 views

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 ...
2
votes
9answers
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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?
6
votes
5answers
244 views

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 workship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
82 views

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?
2
votes
4answers
179 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
252 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
528 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Allowed to marry people of the book(especially Christians) or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. وَلَا تَنكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكَاتِ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنَّ ۚ وَلَأَمَةٌ مُّؤْمِنَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكَةٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ ۗ وَلَا تُنكِحُوا ...
4
votes
5answers
169 views

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?
6
votes
4answers
401 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
362 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is bowing in martial arts forbidden?

I, Before converting to Islam used to take part in weekly Tae Kwon do classes. These kept me fit, taught be discipline as well as focus. I would be interested in taking up another martial art, but I'm ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
950 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

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?