We all know that Islam is a monotheistic religion condemning idol worship/polytheism by calling it the greatest of all sins . But what about henotheism? In henotheism, God is one with multiple demigods/deities (like Angel Gabriel and jinns). Is believing in henotheism also a sin?

  • I am not sure what you require here. You are giving your own non-standard definitions of henotheism , and dieties and asking if Islam accepts that premise. Angels and jinns are not deities or demigods, they are creation, they are subservient, they have no independent authority or power, nor the ability to aid or harm unless Allah commands them, they aren't worshiped, nor invoked nor supplicated to. – UmH Aug 1 '17 at 13:24
  • If you are going to define a demigod as anything with "abilities" that humans don't, then yes, just as there are birds that can fly, fish that can breathe underwater, snakes that can see in the dark, horses that can run faster, camels that are stronger. – UmH Aug 1 '17 at 13:25
  • @Uma "Demigods" in Hinduism also have no independent authority. They are all commanded by one God. – user22971 Mar 11 '18 at 20:44

The following are the Islamic beliefs about God:

لا إله إلا الله

There is no god, except Allah 47:19

الله أحد

Allah is One112:1

وحده لا شريك له

He is Alone, and has no partners or associates6:163 , Hadith

لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

There is no Might or Power, except Allah18:39, Hadith

ان كل من في السماوات والارض الا اتي الرحمـن عبدا

There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.19:93

انني انا الله لا الـه الا انا فاعبدني واقم الصلاة لذكري

Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance. 20:14

Any belief that contradict the above is called shirk and is the greatest sin4:116. Henotheism is the worship of one God, without rejecting the existence of others and this is shirk as well.

  • What does the second last verse mean? – user22971 Jun 14 '17 at 15:10
  • @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury that all things in sky and earth are servants of god. – qdinar Jul 30 '17 at 6:39
  • @qdinar r these things deities that are servants of God? – user22971 Jul 30 '17 at 6:40
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury It means every creature, angels, animals, jinn, humans, hoors, aliens, the planets and stars, the Prophets, Jesus etc. Its a negation of shirk beliefs that other religions had and have. – UmH Jul 30 '17 at 8:40
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury there is phrase/word "la ilaha illa llah" in islam, according to it that "deities" should not be regarded as deities, except allah. – qdinar Aug 4 '17 at 11:15

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