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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 chanting this slogan haraam?

Bharat maata ki jay is a popular slogan in India, literally translating to "Victory to Mother India." A few years ago, a Muslim leader in the country came out against this slogan, deeming it un-...
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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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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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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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Can I idolize a movie star?

Most of my friends say that following a movie star is not accepted in Islam. Being a Muslim, is it haram or considered as a sin for idolizing one?
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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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Is this a type of shirk?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu, I would like to know, if a person acts like he is praying and he is actually not. Is that shirk? Also are there any specific duas for shirk. Also are ...
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Is this action shirk?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu, I would like to know if this action is classified as shirk. When a person was about 10 yrs old they started praying, but then they stopped praying, But ...
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Does Allah have limitations? Is it shirk/kuffr?

Aslam mualykom , Does Allah have limitations? As Allah is the greatest, we understand that there is none greater but does this mean that there is nothing outside of his ability? For example: Can ...
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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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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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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

I am a Muslim, and I have a Christian friend. He usually argue that Jesus (pbuh) is the God and the son of God. I know that Jesus is the son of Maryam and the messenger of Allah. Please guide me ...
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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 call someone lord/god/goddess as a show of respect?

For example, let's say I had a friend who is really good at fighting (or any sort of combat). If I say that he is "a god of war" as a show of respect, is that shirk? I'm not actually saying that he's ...
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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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Why were the Angels told to prostrate to Adam (AS)?

We are only allowed to prostrate to Allah (swt) otherwise we are committing shirk. Then why were the Angels told to make sajda / go down to sujood for Adam (AS)? Also Yousuf (AS) saw a dream that ...
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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 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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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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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 going to dargahs(Shrine over a sacred grave) allowed in Islam?

Is going to dargah a good practice, if not why? why do so many people in india go to dargahs? Answer with full explanation please.
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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 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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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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Can a Muslim participate in a church encounter for school? [closed]

There is Christian encounter program at our school and they want us to write problems bothering us on paper and sow a seed in our education by adding something small of our problems to an envelope for ...
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Why God doesn't forgive the sin of Shirk?

AlhamdoLELLAH I am a Muslim.and I know that Allah never forgives the sin of Shirk. If Allah wants He forgives all kind of sins, then why He doesn't forgive the sin of Shirk.? I want to have a Logical ...
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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 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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Reference of hadith in Musnad Ahmed which states the wearing taweez/amulet is shirk?

What is the complete reference including volume and hadith number for hadith that states wearing amulet is shirk in Musnad Ahmed? From Wikipedia: "An amulet is an object whose most important ...
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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 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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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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Did any sect/denomation ascribe divinity to a person?

Did any sect/denomination ascribe divinity to a person in the history of Islam ? If yes, what sect/denomination and who was the person? Also what were their basis for that ?
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Does momentarily thinking about if a Hindu god exists amount to committing shirk?

One day, a thought came to my mind that I should not say something about a Hindu god, because what if they exist. But after that I start to thinking: what I'm thinking? At that time, I don't perform ...
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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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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 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 ...