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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I, a 14-year-old, prayed to Jesus as God. Can this act of Shirk be forgiven?

At age 14, I thought that Shirk was simply believing in more than one God. I then thought foolishly that Christianity might be true, and so I prayed to Jesus Christ (PBUH) as God. I feel sick to my ...
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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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Can we commit Shirk or Kufr while playing and doing actions in videogames?

As Salam Alaykum brothers I wanted to know if playing games that contain knowledge of magic like The Witcher 3, or consulting an oracle in Assassins Creed Odyssey, does this entail shirk or kufr? Even ...
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Can a Hindu go to jannah? [duplicate]

Let's say that someone is a good person and donates to charity often or whatever, does he have a chance of going to Jannah?
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Isn't tabarruk equivalent to believing in amulets and talismans?

Can anyone please help me with this? It's been frying my brain like an egg for some time. There are reports of the companions taking relics of the Prophet SAW in order to get blessings. A report ...
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Can the grave of the Prophet ever be worshipped?

The hadith : O Allah, do not turn my grave into an idol that is worshiped. Musnad ahmad and Muwaata imam Malik. Some people derive from this that the Prophet's grave would never be worshipped as ...
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I sang a song that cursed gods name

So when I was about thirteen and I had already seen my menstruation I was singing this song and it cursed gods name and I sang along. I didn't mean anything by it. But I felt so bad I repented and ...
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uttering others name than Allah

Is it shirk if I had uttered others name than Allah because of pain? I did this unknowingly will it fall under the ruling of shirk? Please help me.
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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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Is this an act of shirk?

I am a muslim and I have utterd an statement unintenionally which represent shirk but i had no believe in it neither i was doing this as an act of worship.so can it be regarded as shirk or not?
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Did The Sahaba Prayed To The Prophet instead of Allah?

An Islamophobic website cites the following narration to prove that the Sahaba prayed to the Prophet instead of Allah. They attack Islam in such a way. The following are some of the narrations they ...
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Is this a shirk

Is saying Jesus Christ in a sentence shirk? Example. Saying “Jesus Christ is not my lord.” Because I said the following sentence stated above and now I fear I might’ve committed shirk as only ...
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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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Committing shirk in your mind [duplicate]

If you commit shirk in the mind and you intentionally bring these shirk thoughts but don’t believe in them are you accounted for these thoughts. In my case I had thoughts of saying the name Jesus but ...
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Is it haram to marry a Christian woman even if she is chaste?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: الزَّانِي لَا يَنكِحُ إِلَّا زَانِيَةً أَوْ مُشْرِكَةً وَالزَّانِيَةُ لَا يَنكِحُهَا إِلَّا زَانٍ أَوْ مُشْرِكٌ ۚ وَحُرِّمَ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ The fornicator ...
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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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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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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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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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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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i dont know if i commit shirk or not? [duplicate]

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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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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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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Have I commited disbelief?

I was reading a book COMPLETELY NOT RELATED TO ASTROLOGY WHATSOEVER , ACCIDENTLY read something which said such and such a thing is an astrological sign Does that mean that I have learnt astrology ...
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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 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 going (simply going as a tourist) to temples or churches or christian masses, shirk or kufr?

Is going (simply going as a tourist) to temples or churches or christian masses, shirk or kufr. Also, to what extent can a Muslim participate in the practices of other faiths. **Assuming the Muslim ...
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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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Is it possible that Hinduism was founded by a Prophet of Allah but has been changed into polytheism?

According to Dr Zakir Naik, Allah is mentioned in Hindu scriptures: "Allah" in Rigveda Book 2 Hymn I verse II Even in the Rigveda which is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus, one of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...