Is saying Jesus Christ in a sentence shirk? Example. Saying “Jesus Christ is not my lord.” Because I said the following sentence stated above and now I fear I might’ve committed shirk as only Catholics and christans say it

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I believe the word in and of itself is not shirk; it just depends on how you use it. So, we have two words here:

  • "Jesus": That's just the name of the Messenger of Allah. There's nothing wrong with it.
  • "Christ": This has the same meaning as the word "Messiah" (1) which is mentioned several time in the Quran.

So, I don't think there's a problem with saying "Jesus Christ is not my lord", considering that it has the same meaning as "The Messiah, Jesus/Isa is not my lord" and you can find versus in the Quran with similar meaning. For example:

..The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah...

[Surat An-Nisa 4:171]

However, the same words could be used in a way that might lead to shirk. For example, using it in the same way that Christians use it to express some emotions (e.g., saying "[Oh,] Jesus Christ!") which might imply a call for help (i.e., thinking of Jesus as God).

(1) This is a clip in which, Ahmed Deedat uses both words ("Messiah" and "Christ") and confirms that one is translated to the other.

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