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 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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Is it shirk or waswaas

Assalamualykum wa rahmatullah. Like most people i used to pronounce Allah as "Allaa". But now I learned Tajwid and still say Allah instead of " Alloh"(pronouncing the Laam heavily ). Because I think ...
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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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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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Does Allah have idols or pictures?

I live in a country where there are a lot of idols. Is it possible that Allah may have revealed himself to a nation before us and that they made idols or pictures of his attributes? Is it disbelief if ...
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Is seeking blessing from parents shirk?

I used to go to my parents and ask them to bless me. Then, they would put their hands on my head and say, "May god bless you". My question is whether that was shirk.
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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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Is believing without verifying a speech by the ullammah shirk?

Is listening and believing to the speech delivered by an ullammah without verifying the truth from the Quran considered as shirk? Believing and accepting directly what the Ullammah is explaining.
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Is it kufr or shirk to watch or read something that contains kufr and shirk?

For example now a days in some TV programs, some pornography or some other videos on YouTube contain kufr and shirk and even in some books and in some websites there is some kufr or shirk in it. So is ...
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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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Who stays in Hell forever per Islam?

Allah (ﷻ) said only "Shirk" is unforgivable. If only Shirk is unforgivable, does that by default mean that any non-Muslim who doesn't commit Shirk can be forgiven and enter Jannah (Paradise)? Not all ...
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Is the punishment for shirk (Qur'an 98:6) the same as the punishment for murdering a believer (Qur'an 4:93)?

My question relates to the punishment for shirk: Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are ...
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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 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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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

I am asking so because a lot of Muslims in Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina face to the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet or read some Du'a: السَّلامُ عَلَیکَ یا رَسول الله ...
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Riyaa - Ostentation

Allah loves when we help people. But if Muslims help their fellow brothers and sisters in worldly issues with the intention of impressing them, does this fall under the category of Riyaa?
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Accusation of Shirk

I say, "Allah only does things that befit His Majesty and Wisdom." Now if someone comes up to me and says, "Allah can do anything! Are you denying that He can do anything?" and I deny him saying, "...
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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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What is shirk in Islam?

What is the definition of shirk? Is it a sin? If yes, what kind of sin is it? What are the types of shirk? Can you give me some examples?
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Is giving into ones desires shirk?

Is giving into ones desires shirk? I'm trying to understand this verse. Does that mean when we know something is wrong, yet we still do it its shirk, is this a major or minor form of shirk? ...
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Is Obeying law of your country shirk?

I was reading up on shirk and came across this. http://from.the.depths.of.darkness.into.light.over-blog.com/article-answer-on-the-ambiguity-about-the-obedience-and-following-in-shirk-122974582.html ...
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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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Is it shirk to delay prayer?

So i was reading up on shirk from this website http://www.shaadhamid.com/2014/11/shirk-forms-shirk/ and it got me thinking "If obeying someone else means that you’re going to disobey Allah, then ...
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Whats the meaning of the logo on the amulet? is it permissible in islam? [closed]

My Uncle received a object from a "Habib" from Indonesia asking him to keep it. On the object there's some Symbol and Quranic verse on it. Does any one knows what is it? and what does the logo means?...
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Parents not understanding

Assalamo Alaikum If the parents of the person forcibly make him listen to music in the car is the person to be blamed? And when im hearing soke music unintentionally which contains shirk, am i a ...
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Is it true that exaggerating love will lead you to shirk?

I was wonder that exagerrating love will lead you to shirk?I mean Christians love Jesus Christ(pbuh)then slowly by slowly they made him as a god because of too much love,is it true?
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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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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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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 ...