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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Lately found out eating pork

Asalamu alaik Jamah! My name is Abdul Rauf from Ghana. Please my muslim friend ate pork without his notice and dont know how to do and dont know if Allah will accept his prayers again. Please help ...
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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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shirk can be forgiven

I think I may/may not hate committed Shirk when I was 11 years old. I was reading the Percy Jackson series, and I thought it was cool. I don't remember if I committed shirk though, but I do remember ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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?