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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“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 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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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 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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Is henotheism also a sin in Islam?

We all know that Islam is a monotheistic religion condemning idol worship/polytheism by calling it the greatest of all sins . But what about henotheism? In henotheism, God is one with multiple ...
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Is it haram to watch thor? [duplicate]

Thor is an alien but many ppl in the movie call him a "god" at times but even his own father said we they aren't gods
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Are Jews monotheists as per Islam?

And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, 9:30 They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah 9:31 Question: Are Jews monotheists as ...
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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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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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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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Is congratulating non-Muslims on their festivals permissible?

Is it allowed for us as Muslims to congratulate Christians in their eids? (I.e. Merry Christmas, etc.) {This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have ...
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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 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 major kufr automatically also shirk?

While "kufr" and "shirk" may both be translated with the shorthand "disbelief" by some translators, there is a distinction between the two in Islam. Kufr is mostly about rejecting Islam, while shirk ...
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What will be the fate of a nonpracticing Mushrik or a practicing Ahle-Kitab in the next life?

If a nonpracticing Mushrik or a practicing Ahle-Kitab or a nonpracticing Muslim lives an honest life, doesn't do any harm to anybody with his actions and with his words and engages his entire life ...
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Does pure intention (Niyah) protect from shirk?

Does prostrating and invoking an Idol with the pure Intention to worship Allah alone is considered as Shirk? My intention in asking this question stems from my earlier understanding that: Intention ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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What is grave worship? and what is considered so?

I've heard that going to graveyards and performing worship in front of the deads is forbidden, and is called "grave worship". Is that true? What is grave worship? what actions and situations are ...
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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 Unitarianism considered Idolatry?

Unitarians are Christians who reject the concept of the trinity and the divinity of Jesus. Would Unitarianism still be considered shirk according to Islam?
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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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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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Is bowing in martial arts forbidden?

I, before converting to Islam used to take part in weekly Tae Kwon do classes. These kept me fit, taught be discipline as well as focus. I would be interested in taking up another martial art, but I'm ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a difference between idolatry and partnership with God?

In Judaism, there is a distinction drawn between avoda zarah (idolatry) and shituf (association). The former is the worship of multiple gods and/or worship of idols as gods. The latter is the ...

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