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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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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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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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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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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Is monism (distinct from monotheism) a form of shirk?

A definition of monism is a theory or doctrine that denies the existence of a distinction or duality in... God and the world. In Islam, shirk is defined as idolatry or polytheism, which means ...
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These two questions regarding video games

I have some questions regarding video games. Please answer these questions because it's hard to find fatwas about video games. I know that playing games are not recommended. However I just want to ...
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Please help, us this shirk?

Salam, so this has started worrying me a lot today So in about December I started reading the Harry Potter books and it took me about six months to finish them In the series, there’s a “spell” that’s ...
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Ruling on drawing human beings?

Hello I am a 14 year old muslim girl.I know that drawing human or living things is haram but from one website I found out that drawing that do not have complete features are allowed, so I drew this. ...
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Is it wrong to use English names for days and months?

It is a fact that the English names of days and months are derived from the names of Roman and Norse gods. For example Wednesday is derived from Odin, Thursday from Thor, Friday from Freya, Saturday ...
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Looking at Video that contains mockery to Islam

What's the ruling on someone who intentionally watch a joke video or a movie that contains (or may contain) mockery to Islam? Will we be considered as an apostate If we're watching such video/movie ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 Genshin Impact Makrooh, Haram, or it depends on the player?

Salam Alaykum. On this website, there was a similar question, but I have more to add. In this game, as far as I know, the fictional religion is derived from multiple different sources (the main one ...
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If a graphics card for gaming pc has a picture of a dragon is this haram or shirk

I do not believe in dragons the Quran never mentions dragons (MSI GRAPHICS CARD) but I want this gaming pc with a gpu they had a dragon and I realized it but I have doubts that this is haram and ...
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Is it haram to be pretty for someone and is it riya (showing off)?

As the question says,is it riya if someone shows off their beauty to someone? Like for example losing weight so you can get attention from people and be pretty.
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Did I commit shirk or not? Urgent

My masjid has tafsir everyday after asr prayer and after the tafsir session the imam makes dua and I felt like he would scold me ( the imam ) if I don't raise my hands so I raised my hands and then I ...
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I heard someone saying mum's life is it considering swearing on other than Allah

I heard someone saying mum's life but he did not say on my mum's life and he did't say i swear on my mum's life. Is he sinful.
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shirk of desire

Is being a fan of any celebrity shirk in Islam? I don't follow their lifestyles or neither do I idolize them. I know watching movies is haram. I am not addicted to movies or music, most of the time I ...
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Is smiling to show off riyaa?

As salam alaykum I heard that smiling to the face of a brother is zakat, but imagine if someone does it without thinking in the religious part of it but just to show off, is this somehow riyaa?
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How do i fix waswas about shirk?

I keep getting waswas of shirk, and I watched a video about the existence of God coz I saw it on youtube, and I read a lot of things about people losing their faith and even one or 2 things about ...
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i knew what shirk meant but i didnt realize i was doing

hi so i commited shirk but i didnt realize i committed shirk by "manifesting" and it said if you want to manifest you should believe in the universe,i believed in the universe but i didnt ...
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Is there a ruling on saying the name of Allah whilst looking at something

I have these really weird waswas when I doing dua/dhikr and saying the name of Allah that whatever I'm looking at I'm saying that's Allah. I think I'm doing shirk and this happens everyday. For ...
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Is this haram and shirk?

Salam, so this is worrying me a lot and I would really like someone to help me please Is it shirk to say I won’t be rude about a certain person for another person’s sake to not offend them? As earlier ...
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Is uttering others name than Allah Haram

Once I had hurt in my leg and when got a hit in that place and uttered "O mom". I believe that Allah is one and he has no associates. Will it be shirk if I had uttered others name than ...
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is it shirk to say this

Is it shirk if i say I will be there, you will not be able to do that, you might not pass I knew you would do that etc future predictions which are based on experience and these are possibilities. Are ...
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Shirk/kufr thoughts without believing in them

If you have thoughts of shirk but you don’t actually believe in them would you have committed a sin? And what I mean by having thoughts of shirk is you, yourself bringing those thoughts to mind (not ...
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Did I just commit shirk?

Yesterday I had a thought (but I don’t know if it was waswas or me) about how if I was an atheist and I had two options being a Muslim or a Christian. And in my head I thought if I was an atheist and ...
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Shirk in the mind

If you commit shirk in your mind but you believe in your faith and in Allah and you only follow Allah will you be held accountable for those thoughts In my case I keep having annoying thoughts that ...
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Shirk in love and taking desire as god

ASSALAMUALAIKUM . I have a question about shirk in love and taking one's desire as god. Is doing any sin is shirk in love or doing any sin is taking god as desire ? I have ocd , sheikh can u explain ...
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When it is shirk to use the term`if`?

Assalamualaikum. Things are inevitably linked with causers. If you throw a glass it will inevitably brake. In this context my question is: Is it allowed to use the term if to describe things in the ...
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Kufr,Shirk,Anime

Does watching anime count as shirk? If not, then does talking about it count so because i talk about anime at school with friends. And i personally think that anime has no connection with real world, ...
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Did i commit shirk?

I was on Youtube recently and a video came on my homepage. the title was "what does your husband look like later" i clicked on it and i had to choose a card. And then she started to tell things. but I ...
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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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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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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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Waswas I think I may be punished?

So if you see my other questions it’s similar . I suffer from was was and OCD and I saw a video on imam Mahdi and I said he’s a slave of Allah and a messenger but I said it out loud but I didn’t mean ...
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Is moving lips an act of saying? Have I just done a shirk?

In a Hadith, I've learned that, Prophet Muhammad (saws) said " Allah has forgiven my nation for whatever crosses in their mind unless they say or act upon it." Now my case is, I have a ...
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Law of attraction

I've read somewhere that LOA is haram but I was so happy after ages as if I wanted to live but today I searched and searched and finally came to know that it's haram. Idk what to do. After 1,2 weeks I ...
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Is there any shirk in the famous song “Piya Haji Ali” by A. R. Rahman?

Assalamualaikum Recently I came across this song by A. R. Rahman. It's a well known song dedicated to Pir Haji Ali. In this song, Haji Ali is praised a lot, I want to know if praising religious ...
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Unsure about Shirk

When I dream, I dream of other people and they are from different religions such as chirstianity, does that mean I commit shirk? Also a few months ago, me and siblings were playing a guessing game ...