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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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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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Implied words of kufr vs directly saying kufr

If you get waswas asking "do you hate Allah", and you say "yes" in response to the waswas, is it kufr? Or do you have to say "I hate Allah" for it to be kufr?
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Do words or thoughts show you believe in Allah?

Do words define if you believe in Allah, or thoughts? Can you disbelieve by thinking thoughts of disbelief without actually saying you disbelieve?
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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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Does Allah Most High forgives repeatedly committing Shirk and Kufr?

assalamualaikum rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I am not saying I have committed shirk and kufr, this question is to increase my understanding and knowledge of this area of Islam so if you know kufr and ...
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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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Is it permissible to ask Allah to deliver a message to a deceased person?

Is it wrong to pray to Allah asking to deliver a message to a deceased person or one of His messengers or the prophet Isa (not yet deceased), say if the person had wronged them and the wronged party ...
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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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(Please Answer) Will Allah punish men/women who did Shirk when they lived during the period of fatrah (the period between prophets)?

Assalamu alaikum. Based on this question What is the fate of someone who died never having heard of Islam? My doubt is regarding this hadith. Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (16301) said: Allaah's ...
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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 ...
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Is the punishment for shirk (Qur'an 98:6) the same as the punishment for murdering a believer (Qur'an 4:93)?

My question relates to the punishment for shirk: Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are ...
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Touching feet and saying namaste in another sense is it allowed? [closed]

I recently accepted Islam. Before becoming Muslim, I used to touch the feet of all elders, and also used to say them "Namaste." I just found out it is shirk, but my mom forces me to do that. Can I ...
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Riyaa - Ostentation

Allah loves when we help people. But if Muslims help their fellow brothers and sisters in worldly issues with the intention of impressing them, does this fall under the category of Riyaa?
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Accusation of Shirk

I say, "Allah only does things that befit His Majesty and Wisdom." Now if someone comes up to me and says, "Allah can do anything! Are you denying that He can do anything?" and I deny him saying, "...
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Can we say “this person saved my life”?

Is it allowed to say that "this person saved my life"? And also "If it was not for him I would have been dead"? Also "We won the match because of him"? Are these statements contradicting to Tawhid ...
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Is giving into ones desires shirk?

Is giving into ones desires shirk? I'm trying to understand this verse. Does that mean when we know something is wrong, yet we still do it its shirk, is this a major or minor form of shirk? ...
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Is Obeying law of your country shirk?

I was reading up on shirk and came across this. http://from.the.depths.of.darkness.into.light.over-blog.com/article-answer-on-the-ambiguity-about-the-obedience-and-following-in-shirk-122974582.html ...
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Is it shirk to delay prayer?

So i was reading up on shirk from this website http://www.shaadhamid.com/2014/11/shirk-forms-shirk/ and it got me thinking "If obeying someone else means that you’re going to disobey Allah, then ...
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Did my act become shirik

Dear brother and sister Assalamalikum I have a question about shirk for which i need an answer immediately because my heart is still very confused and lot of negative thinking coming on my mind. ...
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Whats the meaning of the logo on the amulet? is it permissible in islam? [closed]

My Uncle received a object from a "Habib" from Indonesia asking him to keep it. On the object there's some Symbol and Quranic verse on it. Does any one knows what is it? and what does the logo means?...
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Parents not understanding

Assalamo Alaikum If the parents of the person forcibly make him listen to music in the car is the person to be blamed? And when im hearing soke music unintentionally which contains shirk, am i a ...
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wearing necklaces that have verses from the Quran on them a sin?

I don't understand how this is a form of Shirk? I'm not Questioning Allah but no body has given me anything from the Quran that says we cannot wear necklaces with Quranic verses in them can somebody ...
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What is meant by “increasing disbelief” in Surah Aal 'Imraan verse 90?

How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and after they bore witness that the Messenger (Muhammad ﷺ) is true and after clear proofs had come unto them? And Allah guides not ...
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Is it true that exaggerating love will lead you to shirk?

I was wonder that exagerrating love will lead you to shirk?I mean Christians love Jesus Christ(pbuh)then slowly by slowly they made him as a god because of too much love,is it true?
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Who stays in Hell forever per Islam?

Allah (ﷻ) said only "Shirk" is unforgivable. If only Shirk is unforgivable, does that by default mean that any non-Muslim who doesn't commit Shirk can be forgiven and enter Jannah (Paradise)? Not all ...
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Is it haram to watch thor? [duplicate]

Thor is an alien but many ppl in the movie call him a "god" at times but even his own father said we they aren't gods
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Are Jews monotheists as per Islam?

And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, 9:30 They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah 9:31 Question: Are Jews monotheists as ...
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Is henotheism also a sin in Islam?

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 ...
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Is it possible that Hinduism was founded by a Prophet of Allah but has been changed into polytheism?

According to Dr Zakir Naik, Allah is mentioned in Hindu scriptures: "Allah" in Rigveda Book 2 Hymn I verse II Even in the Rigveda which is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the ...
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Is it haram to marry a Christian woman even if she is chaste?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: الزَّانِي لَا يَنكِحُ إِلَّا زَانِيَةً أَوْ مُشْرِكَةً وَالزَّانِيَةُ لَا يَنكِحُهَا إِلَّا زَانٍ أَوْ مُشْرِكٌ ۚ وَحُرِّمَ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ The fornicator ...
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Is believing without verifying a speech by the ullammah shirk?

Is listening and believing to the speech delivered by an ullammah without verifying the truth from the Quran considered as shirk? Believing and accepting directly what the Ullammah is explaining.
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Does wishing to have a life and friends like in animation movies amount to shirk?

I have waswas problem; recently I've been having doubts when watching animation movies. When I was watching that movie, I felt like I wish I could have life like in the movie and friends like this. ...
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Is major kufr automatically also shirk?

While "kufr" and "shirk" may both be translated with the shorthand "disbelief" by some translators, there is a distinction between the two in Islam. Kufr is mostly about rejecting Islam, while shirk ...
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Is it an act of kufr to watch a movie wanting a wizard to use his magical powers?

I was once watching a movie where the main character was a wizard. The movie depicted this wizard in a way which showed him to be good. In the plot the wizard took a vow never to use his powers. But I ...
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Is a belief in djinns shirk?

Salam everyone A djinn is a being which cannot be seen or heard but can sometimes interact with humans. It is by definition supernatural. Believing in djinns resembles a lot believing in ghosts, ...
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Do I have to repent for shirk after seeing someone commit shirk?

Lets say I go out and see someone wearing a cross, do I have to repent for seeing it?