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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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Can I call my wife houri?

I mean won’t it be some kind of shirk or haram to call my wife as a beautiful female creature from Jannah to make a compliment
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is it encouraged to break the idol statues of polytheists even if they are not enemies with Muslims?

Its well known that the prophet Muhammad PBUH emptied the Ka’bah of its idols and stabbed them, The Prophet entered Mecca and there were 360 idols around the Kaba. He started stabbing the idols with ...
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is there a kalam reply or objection to Latin trinitarianism?

can there be an intelligible procession in Allah?if yes,what is the objection to the latin trinity within orthodox islam(A'shari,maturidi)? Thomas Aquinas writes: Whatever proceeds by way of outward ...
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Is it haram if someone calls me a god?

There's a game I like to play and once you reach a certain point in the game you get called a 'god', I want to know if its haram or not because its not me who's saying it but its still me who chose to ...
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OCD shirk/swearing in Islam [closed]

I’ve been suffering since February but it’s never been as bad as it is now. I’m 99% sure I have OCD. I’ve been getting these weird feelings of shirk in my heart as well as frustrating thoughts in my ...
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Is listening to Music or Songs Shirk?

Considering many Genres of Modern day Music like pop,rock etc. are influenced by Christian Music which is full with Shirk wouldn’t it be Shirk to listen to these Genres because of their influence?
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Is it very sinful to not wear hijab?

I dress decently but I don't wear hijab because I'm not ready for it. Is not wearing hijab makes me a bad Muslim or increases my sin?
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He committed major shirk and met all conditions of repentance but still feels like it isn’t enough [duplicate]

When he was around 14 years old, he prostrated to other than allah as a joke with his friends not knowing this was major shirk, since then he has read the Shahada multiple times and prayed salat ul ...
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Am I commiting shirk if I sing the Indian National anthem?

Does the Indian National anthem contain any lines of shirk?
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shirk in the mind , is it a sin?

I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. Out of nowhere, I triggered a shirk type of OCD in my mind. Since then , I keep feeling like I’m committing shirk in my heart and mind. Sometimes it ...
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What's the ruling on poetry?

Is it halal for a writer to write phrases like "Life blesses us with opportunities," "Time changes everyone completely," or "Life tests everyone." Is one commiting shirk ...
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shirk in islam accountability [duplicate]

hi does anyone have any advice , every time i do something for Allah SWT for example , dua , surah recitation , dhikr or any act of worship for Allah. these people keep popping up in my head and it ...
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Will one become a kafir because of his minor shirk? [duplicate]

Will one become a kafir because of his minor shirk and permanently reside in the hellfire?
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Is it shirk if I say, 'Life always hurts us?' [duplicate]

Is it shirk if I say, 'Life hurts us all?' Please elaborate and explain your answer very clearly. Please elaborate your answers with reference to The Quran and the hadith.
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Will it be a sin if I am having bad intentions but trying hard not to do it? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum, I actually had a problem, there are actually a lot of people come into our house and I wanted to pray salah but there just some bad intention coming to me like I will get praise from ...
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Religious tolerance

When Muhammad (saw) conquered Makkah why didn't he just remove the idols instead of destroying them? I understand that the Kaabah is a place of worship for Muslims but removal would have been a valid ...
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Is it haram to say I don't believe in something about a disputed matter?

Assalamualaikum, I actually searched on google whether eating lobster is halal or haram? I found that hanafi school calls eating lobster haram, I live in India where mostly everyone goes with hanafi ...
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How do tell my family not to got dargah (shrine)?

Assalamualaikum, I am actually a 14 year old boy, my family goes to dargah (shrine of a dead person) and I don't know exactly what they do but I think they might have committed shirk, I realised this ...
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Do you have to repent to a sin once or rest of your life?

Assalamualaikum, I actually repented from sins, so I actually wanted to know do you have to repent from a sin once or forever until you die? I actually have repented from a lot of sins and i don't ...
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Is lowering my voice during salat riya?

Sometimes my family members walk in on me praying and my voice automatically becomes more quiet but I really don’t know why. It’s not like I’m trying to do my prayer for them but it automatically ...
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Is numerology haram or shirk

Why are we obliged to do a thing certain number of times in Islam? For example. Washing face in wudhoo 3 times. Specific number of rakah in namaz. If doing a wazifa, then reciting a surah a particular ...
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Am I doing shirk?

Suppose that someone says other religion's gods' name and shirk sentences and blow on my clothes in my absence and after that I am wearing it,so am I committing shirk unknowingly?
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Can anyone do shirk unknowingly?

Is it possible that someone is doing shirk unknowingly, if so can you give me an example? And will he be sinful for this?
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Bad feeling in the heart

I have, in these last days, felt a bad feeling in my heart. Let me explain so you can insha a Lah, with the Quran and Sunnah, explain it to me. So these last days, when I say the shahada, I feel like ...
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Is it possible to repent from shirk if I forgot what exactly I did?

Basically I was just repenting to Allah for all the things I did and I also wanted to repent for something really bad, but just some seconds later I forgot what exactly it was. Now I’m scared & ...
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Hinduism and Islam: Allah and Brahman, what do scholars have to say?

Islam rather famously disapproves of polytheism, but I have noticed something of an overlap between Islamic and Hindu ideas, and want to know what classical Islamic scholars have concluded on the ...
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Is taking halloween pictures for school shirk?

So I’m in this class where we had a project to teach children English. The topic was halloween. We had this event where they learnt halloween vocabulary and they gave me the task to take pictures of ...
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Is studying astronomy haram?

I wanted to know is studying astronomy haram? And by astronomy I mean studying of planets, stars and galaxies and how they are made and what things are there in it and etc. I am not believing in any ...
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Do Islamic pre-modern scholars think the trinity is polytheism or not?

So my question is, is it right for a sunni to deem of christians who believe in the trinity as polytheists? what scholars agree with this? is there a consensus?
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Do you lose your religion for doing something that you are unsure is kufr or shirk

If you do something that you are unsure is kufr or shirk do you lose your religion, and could you provide evidence please? Are you sinful for it?
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Is it haram to call a person your idol as wanting to be like him and not worshipping him?

I wanted to know is it haram to call a person your idol? And by idol I am not meaning that I want to worship him, by idol I'm meaning that I want to be like him, is it still haram?
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I have this major stress...can you help me out? [duplicate]

Aoa So just a few minutes ago i got this thought of " reciting dhikr is doing magic " and i don't believe in it but i actually laughed as soon as i laughed i realised " wtf did i just ...
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Is arrogance greater crime than Shirk? [duplicate]

Anyone with atom's weight of arrogance will not enter paradise. But Allah forgives minor shirk if repented. Is arrogance more dangerous than shirk?
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Statement of Kufr [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaikum I wanted to know if this constitutes as kufr or not. My Baby cosuin was wearing a shirt on which was written “Good looks , courtesy of Daddy” . I know that the looks of a person are ...
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Can durood be shirk?

When I hear the Prophet's (salla Allahu alaihi wa salam) name, I say the durood but I get scared thinking I worshipped him, I don't know how to know if I worhsipped him or not. I'm scared I did shirk. ...
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Heart ache in salah

During salah, I want to make it good but I fear ostentation because it’s minor shirk so everytime i pray my heart hurts because I’m afraid to do shirk. What if I do ostentation accidentally? Will I be ...
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Is keeping dolls of animals haram?

There are two dolls of elephants made of clay just for the beautification of the house. Is it permissible in Islam?
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Is having evil thoughts considered as Shirk?

Salam Aleikum my brothers and sister I wanna ask when a evil thought is coming to my head, is that shirk? Not too long ago, a voice said in my head “I trust the Shaytan”, I immediately panicked and ...
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Genshin Impact Statue worshipping [duplicate]

Is it haram to play genshin impact, In the game itself you(the character) have to "worship" a certain statue to boost your progress, I was just wondering as it felt very off if this is ...
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I said "kings of the kings" Instead of king of the kings...is this shirk? Will Allah forgive? [duplicate]

We all know that Allah says that he is the king of the kings but i accidentally said that Allah is the kings of the kings i accidentally said kings instead of king..is this shirk? I said shahada and ...
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Can polytheists pay jizya?

In this Hadith prophet is allowing the polytheists the option of Jizyah: ...When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action... Invite them to (accept) Islam.... ...
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Is it shirk to wear black thread on wrist or ankle

My mother gave me a black thread to protect me from evil eye. I wanted to know whether this is any kind of shirk.
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Walking in front of a person who’s praying

So I was really sad about a certain situation which is why I was very absent-minded and I walked into the bedroom without paying attention & I accidentally laid down on the bed without noticing ...
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Is It Shirk And Kufr To Listen To Hindu Mantras?

I mean listening to Hindu mantras with the intention that it will have some effect on someone or yourself. As far as I know black magic is a part of hindu religion, so I would like to know if ...
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Will someone become a disbeliever/kafir by watching shows or reading books which have elements of shirk/kufr in it's name? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum , If someone reads books , novels or watches anime's , shows , web series , tv serial etc which have elements of kufr or shirk in their name or in the name of a certain episode/volume ...
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Sad and worried did l committed shirk

I have a big problem l was thinking with my heart or saying to myself about bad things. I did not say them out loud but then l had a big doubt about my belief. When l wanted to ask allah for ...
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Worry about shirk

One day l was praying salat bad thoughts came to me. Somehow didn't repelled them. And l started to think about the by myself. And l have a question a we accountable for what l say in my mind. I think ...
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Will buying movies which contains shirk/kufr make me a disbeliever?

Assalamualaykum . If someone buys books or movies which contains elements of shirk or kufr in the movie or the book itself or in the name of the movie or the book will he become a kafir or a mushrik ...
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Is thanking Allah and someone shirk

Is saying I give thanks to Allah and so and so shirk? Or saying if it wasn’t for Allah and so-so? For example: Someone gives you a car and you can finally drive to work and you say “If it weren’t for ...
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Shirk in my head while praying

I was praying and I thinking about how I always doubt my prayers and in my head I said “I know I prayed the right amount of rakahs, I swear on my life.” As soon I realized what I said in my head my ...
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