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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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(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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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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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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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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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 ...