Questions tagged [shirk]

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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Did I just commit shirk?

Yesterday I had a thought (but I don’t know if it was waswas or me) about how if I was an atheist and I had two options being a Muslim or a Christian. And in my head I thought if I was an atheist and ...
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Is this a shirk

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 ...
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Did The Sahaba Prayed To The Prophet instead of Allah?

An Islamophobic website cites the following narration to prove that the Sahaba prayed to the Prophet instead of Allah. They attack Islam in such a way. The following are some of the narrations they ...
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Is there any shirk in the famous song “Piya Haji Ali” by A. R. Rahman?

Assalamualaikum Recently I came across this song by A. R. Rahman. It's a well known song dedicated to Pir Haji Ali. In this song, Haji Ali is praised a lot, I want to know if praising religious ...
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Shirk in the mind

If you commit shirk in your mind but you believe in your faith and in Allah and you only follow Allah will you be held accountable for those thoughts In my case I keep having annoying thoughts that ...
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Committing shirk in your mind

If you commit shirk in the mind and you intentionally bring these shirk thoughts but don’t believe in them are you accounted for these thoughts. In my case I had thoughts of saying the name Jesus but ...
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What is the definition on which idolatry is considered as shrik and why , in Islam?

Please share the "logic" behind the concept of calling idolatry as shrik or haram in Islam? As even a "word" is idol of an unknown and meaning is provided by us in a relative ...
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Bad thoughts about parents islam allah [closed]

Asalam walaikum brothers and sisters, I started having bad thoughts from a while back but they were never really persistent but they have become so now. I had thoughts when watching a show such as I ...
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How to resolve this contradiction about marrying People of the Book? [duplicate]

Do not marry those who associate partners with Allah And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. ...
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Shirk in love and taking desire as god

ASSALAMUALAIKUM . I have a question about shirk in love and taking one's desire as god. Is doing any sin is shirk in love or doing any sin is taking god as desire ? I have ocd , sheikh can u explain ...
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Ruling on drawing human beings?

Hello I am a 14 year old muslim girl.I know that drawing human or living things is haram but from one website I found out that drawing that do not have complete features are allowed, so I drew this. ...
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When it is shirk to use the term`if`?

Assalamualaikum. Things are inevitably linked with causers. If you throw a glass it will inevitably brake. In this context my question is: Is it allowed to use the term if to describe things in the ...
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Unsure about Shirk

When I dream, I dream of other people and they are from different religions such as chirstianity, does that mean I commit shirk? Also a few months ago, me and siblings were playing a guessing game ...
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i dont know if i commit shirk or not? [duplicate]

I was on Youtube recently and a video came on my homepage. the title was "what does your husband look like later" i clicked on it and i had to choose a card. And then she started to tell things. but I ...
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Did i commit shirk?

I was on Youtube recently and a video came on my homepage. the title was "what does your husband look like later" i clicked on it and i had to choose a card. And then she started to tell things. but I ...
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Is it wrong to use English names for days and months?

It is a fact that the English names of days and months are derived from the names of Roman and Norse gods. For example Wednesday is derived from Odin, Thursday from Thor, Friday from Freya, Saturday ...
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Have I commited disbelief?

I was reading a book COMPLETELY NOT RELATED TO ASTROLOGY WHATSOEVER , ACCIDENTLY read something which said such and such a thing is an astrological sign Does that mean that I have learnt astrology ...
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Kufr,Shirk,Anime

Does watching anime count as shirk? If not, then does talking about it count so because i talk about anime at school with friends. And i personally think that anime has no connection with real world, ...
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Looking at Video that contains mockery to Islam

What's the ruling on someone who intentionally watch a joke video or a movie that contains (or may contain) mockery to Islam? Will we be considered as an apostate If we're watching such video/movie ...
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Is going (simply going as a tourist) to temples or churches or christian masses, shirk or kufr?

Is going (simply going as a tourist) to temples or churches or christian masses, shirk or kufr. Also, to what extent can a Muslim participate in the practices of other faiths. **Assuming the Muslim ...
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Did pagan tribes use bells in their worship?

I read that pagans in the time of the Prophet (PBUH) would use bells in their worship rituals, as well as for protection from the evil eye. Does anyone have information on whether bells were prominent ...
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Are people committing shirk when they say the world is ending?

Are shaikh and other islamic scholar who keep saying the world going to end in 2019,2020,2050 etc in youtube or other sites committing shirk? In my opinion I think they are as far as I know only Allah ...
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Does this action fall under riyaa or waswaas?

So I was reciting the Quran in my room, I was alone and I recited loudly (not purposely). At the start I said that I'm reciting for the sake of Allah (SWT) only. But as I was reciting, I felt like I ...
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Is this action shirk because it has showing off?

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu, I was memorizing a surah from the Qur'an in Maghrib time, and I was in a room while my mother was teaching my younger brother some tajweed rules in the ...
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Is doubting shirk?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu, I think I did a sin due to waswaas and I was like will Allah (SWT) forgive me? I know that he is Al-Ghafoor (the most- forgiving) but something in me ...
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If you desire to show off acts of worship but don't act on them, is it still sinful?

I know when you worship Allah Most Great you shouldn't show off to people because it's a minor shirk or Riyaa. If you get thoughts or desire to show off worship to people so they will praise you but ...
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Going to horoscope pages and channels in order to refute them

What is the ruling on going to horoscope Facebook pages and channels on YouTube in order to refute them only, because this is shirk and based on myths?
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Worried I’ve committed shirk?

this is my first post on this site so I hope it’s okay. Basically, a while ago my friend (Hindu) invited me to her place during a festival period for Hindus. I then found out we were going to visit ...
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I am proud to be a muslim but i said jesus christ is it shirk. Can it be forgiven?

I am thinking a lot and i cry at times because i think Allah will punish me. I think a lot about these things but i cannot control. Please tell me what to do.
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What aspect of asking help from jinn makes the action Shirk?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, I understand that asking for help from people in things they are capable of is considered as acceptable and natural. eg : Asking another human to help you carry ...
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Is it shirk to wish that Allah didn’t exist?

Recently I’ve been taking Islam seriously, I’ve been praying and reading Quran, etc. I love Allah and only worship Him but sometimes I get thoughts like “I could do so much and enjoy life if Allah and ...
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Why is Black Magic considered as Shirk?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, I understand that black magic is considered as Major Kufr. However I don't understand why it is considered as shirk. What aspect of black magic makes it Shirk ...
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If a man works in govt office where picture of president is placed on wall. Is it shirk for the employee who works in the office?

When I read our country's constitution, there i have seen that the president and prime minister image is placed on head of the govt office. In that case what kind of sin for the employee who worked in ...
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If the life in the Akirah becomes eternal then, does it mean, that life is equal to Allah's life as Allah is eternal?

I am having a doubt : The doubt is, 1. If Life after death is eternal, 2. We know, Allah is eternal. 3. And in the (sura Ikhlas: 4) Allah said, "None is comparable to him." So, is the concept of 1 ...
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Trying to figure out what this taweez means? [closed]

I had a taweez hung in my old bedroom (still there) and recently, I’ve been wondering what the number and letters mean. Are they references to Qur’an verses? Who knows? I don’t know if the prophet ...
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Asking the dead to make dua for you : bidah or shirk?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, Someone I know does the following : He hangs a picture of his dead parents in a photo frame on the wall, he touches the image of his parents and then asks the ...
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If the good deeds are erased due to Kufr or Shirk, is there any means of getting them back?

As per Qur'an or Sunnah, once the good deeds are erased, can they ever be brought back? Or are they lost forever? I know it is entirely Allah(SWT)'s will, to return them or not. But, I want to know if ...
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Is it shirk to think that thoughts affect reality?

Al Salam Alaykum. Before reverting to Islam, I looked into and tried to practice the law of attraction for a while. After I reverted I still hold the belief that if I think certain thoughts with the ...
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Is shopping near dargah is permissible for believers

Is shopping near dargah is permissible for believers,here in India people celebrate urus(visiting graves and celebrating vali Allah's birthday) and their will lots of stuff for shopping, eating, can a ...
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Is it shirk or waswaas

Assalamualykum wa rahmatullah. Like most people i used to pronounce Allah as "Allaa". But now I learned Tajwid and still say Allah instead of " Alloh"(pronouncing the Laam heavily ). Because I think ...
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Is it haram to say ''Oh my lord'' or ''Oh Lord'' [duplicate]

I am 12 years old and I said "oh my Lord" AND "OH LORD". Is this considered shirk or am I disrespecting Allah?
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Does having evil thoughts about Allah and Islam amount to shirk?

I have been having disgusting thoughts about Islam and Allah. It makes me sad and I want to cry. I don't enjoy having the thoughts. Some of these thoughts are shirk and other disgusting things. ...
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Idolatry within Islam

If Islam strives against idolatry, can you explain why when Muhammad returned to Mecca and destroyed the false idols, he intentionally left the Ka'bah which is now centric to Islam. I think I ...
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Does Allah have idols or pictures?

I live in a country where there are a lot of idols. Is it possible that Allah may have revealed himself to a nation before us and that they made idols or pictures of his attributes? Is it disbelief if ...
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Is creating a fictional setting haram?

I want to write a fictional story that is set in a fictional setting created by me. It's a fantasy story, but it does not have things like magic. It simply has multiple sapient races (Dwarves, Elves, ...
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Is seeking blessing from parents shirk?

I used to go to my parents and ask them to bless me. Then, they would put their hands on my head and say, "May god bless you". My question is whether that was shirk.
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How did Ibn Abd al-Wahhab derive the third nullification of Islam: “whoever does not make takfir to the mushrikin … he has disbelieved”?

I'm interested in this quote from ibn Abd al-Wahhab (who is described as the founder of Wahhabism on Wikipedia): ... the Third Nullification from the nullifications of Islām which the Shaykh ...
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What parts of al-Busiri's Burdah are rejected by salafis and why?

Al-Burdah also known as الكواكب الدرية في مدح خير البرية is a poem of "imam al-Busiri" (the Muslim Sufi poet al-Busiri البوصيري whom studied the seerah of the prophet deeply and almost all his poems ...
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Is it kufr or shirk to watch or read something that contains kufr and shirk?

For example now a days in some TV programs, some pornography or some other videos on YouTube contain kufr and shirk and even in some books and in some websites there is some kufr or shirk in it. So is ...
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Have I done shirk ? Please urgent?

I am reverted to Islam and was used to be a Hindu I do not worship idol but during some day in months Hindu worship the dead people of family to show them respect and for that they burn something like ...