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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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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?
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I'm too scared to pray salah because of my doubts

I always believed that Allah is one. I never thought that I would start doubting the oneness of Allah. Recently, I started having these sort of thoughts (auzubillah): What if Isa was part of god ...
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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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What exactly does Allah mean when He says He doesn't forgive shirk?

1) Does it mean if I commit shirk right now, I will never enter paradise? or 2) Does it mean if I die in the state of shirk, I will never enter paradise? In my opinion, it should mean the second ...
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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 fear of impending earthquakes because of a friend's remark amount to believing in omens (tiyarah)?

A friend once remarked something about earthquakes. Hearing such remarks, all of a sudden I started fearing that this might be a sign that an earthquake was upcoming. And I started praying that Allah ...
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Is hoping that man can bring dinosaurs back to life kufr?

I read a line in an article which said that it might be possible to bring back dinosaurs from their DNA samples. It crossed my mind that only Allah can give life but I still kept reading hoping this ...
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What is the meaning of Shirk and the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between these two?

What is the meaning of Shirk and the meaning of Tawheed? What is the difference between these two? I tried searching for the difference but could not find it.
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Attending a baptism: Haram or shirk?

I've read that it is haram to attend non-Muslim rituals like the Hindu diwali and Christian baptisms. That sounds pretty logical to me. However, some scholars say that it is shirk. They say that it is ...
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Is calling someone “a god” to mean “a very nice person” shirk?

I watched on television a person who was so grateful for being given food that he called the person who gave that person food a god. He meant this to mean "a very nice person". I laughed after ...
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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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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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How to remove or solve a possible shirk Issue from Verse (43:84)?

If we take the Verse (43:84)literally, it would mean that there's a deity in the heaven and an other on earth, which is a clear conflict to our monotheistic view (tawhid). Maybe the translation of ...
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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Salam, I'm Muslim, I've always been curious with a lot of imaginations, questions about everything (religions, music, mathematics..etc) even if I'm not as smart as 90% of people I know, they are AWAY ...
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Do I still have a chance to enter Jannah, after purposely and knowingly committing shirk?

I feel like I might have committed shirk purposely and knowingly after I accepted Islam. Do you think Allah can forgive? Ever since I found out, I can't move on and my mental health is in bad ...
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Lately found out eating pork [duplicate]

Asalamu alaik Jamah! My name is Abdul Rauf from Ghana. Please my Muslim friend ate pork without his notice and don't know how to do and don't know if Allah will accept his prayers again. Please ...
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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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Does writing fiction with world history based around Allah amount to shirk?

My question is: I have written an online book, and realised that for the setting of that world (wrote it in a different world medieval setting), I had the world history based around Allah, but ...
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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 bowing to the audience at the end of a play shirk? [duplicate]

Bowing or prostrating to anyone other than Allah (may he be exalted and praised) is shirk but does that also include what some actors do at the end of a play?
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Is the Term “Hafiz e Quran” jaiz?

We often use the term "Hafiz e Quran" for the people who have memorized it. But as far I know, Al-Hafiz is one of the attribute of Allah. So it seems like shirk to use this term for a person who ...
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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 mindfulness meditation shirk [duplicate]

This is a Buddhist practice of meditation. I do not see it as a form of worship of other gods since all Buddhist forms of meditation have nothing to do with God or gods. I want to continue practicing ...
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Is sinning with intent same as Shirk?

I really want to know if it is the same as Shirk. I saw something like that in a comment of a post (link: Do actions (kissing, touching, etc) which could lead to zina (sex before marriage) count as a ...
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What is shirk what if a person commits a shirk act but does not believe in it [duplicate]

When I was 11 years old I guess I doubted Islam as i heard that Islam allows slavery and orders to execute the apostates etc. at that time I went so crazy that I started flipping coins for example I ...
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Is committing acts of shirk without truly believing in it still shirk?

You commit shirk if you believe that someone other than Allah has power. Or if you just say it but not believe it. For e.g.: If a person has always believed in tauheed and knows that Allah has ...
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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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How do I repent from swearing by something other than Allah, without knowing it amounts to shirk?

Three weeks ago, I first heard about the sin of shirk. I read about it, and I found that swearing by anything other than Allah is shirk. I sometimes used to swear by my mother. Can Allah forgive me ...
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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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How can I repent for thinking of praying like my non-Muslim friends, which I later learned could be considered shirk?

When I was at age of 18-19, even though I could read the Quran at that time (Arabic), perform salah and fasted the full month on Ramadhan, I didn't know what "shirk" is, didn't heard of this word ...
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“To lie” is a kind of polytheism?

I am a college student. This question popped up into my mind when I was reading the topic of polytheism from my textbook. In my book, the polytheism is defined in three types, 1) To say some one ...
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Can we say Allah is time? [duplicate]

One of my friend said Allah is time and i argued it is shirk to say such a thing but he insist it is supported by sunnah. since time is a creation of Allah, it is like saying Allah is water another ...
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Is there any equivalent of the Shivoham experience in Islam?

A seeker's question to followers of Islam: In all the religions that originated from India, there is a concept of oneness with God. My question is: What is the equivalent of this in other religions, ...
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Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals?

Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals like Christmas (Christian), Diwali Puja (Hindu)? EDIT: Does it, in any way, impose that participating in a puja (worship) of ...
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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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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)? [closed]

(Legit questions, looking for answers) According to Islam, shirk is the worst sin you can possibly commit, the only unforgivable sin. Shirk is associating partners with Allah. According to Muhammad, ...
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Is it forbidden to go to see a doctor, trainer, etc., if that person commits shirk?

If a doctor, trainer, etc., commits shirk, like an Hindu, is it forbidden to see them?
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol worship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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List of kufr and shirk acts?

Is there a list of disbeliever and shirk acts, and do you have to say the Shahada again, if you do them? Or is there a website which lists them? In a article?
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Can you repent for doing shirk?

Can someone repent for shirk? Like repent in this life, and could be forgiven? Or you can't repent for shirk at all, and you are doomed, maybe? Can someone tell me, are you able to repent for shirk or ...
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User experience design and aniconism

As an outsider, I don't fully understand the notion of idolatry and the extent of its prohibition in various religions, but I do understand and respect that it is an important concept in, for instance,...
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Does browsing black magic and spells make someone mushrik?

Does it fall under committing shirk when browsing stuff of black magic on the internet and checking out spells. if it does fall under shirk, is it minor or major sin and how can you repent for it and ...
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Does reblogging the statement “You are the one, the one and the only one” make you a mushrik?

I've reblogged a photo on my blog, and in the photo was figured an actress saying these words: "You are the one, the one and the only one" Did I do shirk? I posted this unknowingly and my goal was ...
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Can Muslims make statues for non worship purpose?

Can Muslims make statues of living things for non worship purpose . E.g: to beautify a place Are Muslims allowed to do this or is it completely prohibited?
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted ...
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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 '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 ...