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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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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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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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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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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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Is it allowed to put Buddhist flags in mosques and is it allowed for Muslims to help budhists during their festival

Due the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka between Muslims and budhists .. budhists attacked several mosques and shops . So some Muslims put budhist flags in mosques and shops and help them to ...
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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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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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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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Is it haram to help with a play involving shirk?

There is a class play involving shirk. I don't know if I'm allowed to help setting up this play. If I can't help with the production, then can I clean the stage after setting up? Cleaning the stage ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day, according to the Sunna? Wikipedia writes: Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual ...
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Is playing video games such as Skyrim shirk? [duplicate]

I used to play a game called Skyrim. It was a really good game and I recommended it to all my friends. But in the game, there is magic as well as polytheism, as there are many gods eg: if you get a ...
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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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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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Is 'forbidding the halal and allowing the haram' in Islam considered shirk?

Can you provide hadith and Quran verses to support your answer. A lot of people say it is but I have only seen 1 verse in the Quran about it: اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَاباً ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

I am asking so because a lot of Muslims in Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina face to the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet or read some Du'a: السَّلامُ عَلَیکَ یا رَسول الله ...
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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?