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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid. To a Christian, the ...
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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)?

The laws of Islam are meant to be followed by humans (and jinn). It's a ridiculous notion to apply those laws to God Himself. He is the One who is believed in. Therefore it is impossible for Him to ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

In the name of Allah 1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . ...
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Who stays in Hell forever per Islam?

Kuffar (disbelievers) remain in Hell forever. This is expressed in the Quran in multiple places in multiple ways e.g: إن تستغفر لهم سبعين مرة فلن يغفر الله لهم ذلك بأنهم كفروا بالله ورسوله If ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without ...
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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 No, it would not mean that if you take it literally(and we always should). the verse ...
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What parts of al-Busiri's Burdah are rejected by salafis and why?

These are three example verses of the poem that are considered dangerously close to Shirk or even Shirk itself:- O noblest of creation, I have no one but you to turn to except you when major calamity ...
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Is it blasphemy to question Islam?

Is it blasphemy to question Islam? No, it is not blasphemy to question your belief in Islam. The companions of the Prophet (pbuh) often asked him questions regarding Islam. During the time of the ...
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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)?

How can God take anything/anyone else to be God instead of himself? Have you ever taken someone else to be you? Did you ever wake up one day and say "that random person walking on the street is ...
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Is major kufr automatically also shirk?

Kufr is not automatically shirk, but major shirk is automatically kufr. In addition, kufr is not restricted solely to rejecting Islam; rather, kufr comprises nullifying Islam, too, which can happen ...
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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"?

Al Wahab didn't introduce/originally derive this concept. He just propagated and 'popularized' it (for lack of a better term). It is a very old concept. In fact, we saw Prophet Abraham (peace be upon ...
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Does Allah have idols or pictures?

Allah can not be seen by people in this life: لا تدركه الأبصار Vision perceives Him not — Quran 6:103 لن تراني You cannot see Me — Quran 7:143 Also see Quran 42:51. There is nothing in existence ...
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Isn't tabarruk equivalent to believing in amulets and talismans?

Seeking Allah's blessing (تبرك) through the person and possessions of His prophets is proven. From the Quran regarding the use of the shirt of Joseph and the Ark of the Covenant: اذهبوا بقميصي هذا ...
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Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)?

The perceived contradiction is resolved after clarifying the real implications of the narration and elucidating the real essence of Tawheed and Shirk. The fact is that Allah swearing by creation ...
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In what way do people equate the scholars and monks to Allah according to the verse 9:31?

It is true that none of the Jews and Christians prostrate themselves before their rabbis and priests. They didn't worship them nor performed any prayers for them, as God is usually worshiped. But they ...
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Why were the Angels told to prostrate to Adam (AS)?

Well, Sujod/prostration wasn't Haram/prohibited for previous nations. But it was allowed as glorifying not as an act of worship. You can read ورفع ابويه على العرش وخروا له سجدا وقال يا ابت هذا ...
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I'm too scared to pray salah because of my doubts

A perfect being (God) cannot become imperfect, otherwise He was never perfect to begin with if he was susceptible to losing power. God's attributes are Eternal.. they are never "lost". So this ...
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Is believing without verifying a speech by the ullammah shirk?

An ullama has an informed opinion about Islam: while their views are fallible, they're most likely correct. Moreover, when they're incorrect, their errors are more likely to be minor. It's over-the-...
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Is it possible that Hinduism was founded by a Prophet of Allah but has been changed into polytheism?

I'd suggest that you ask the people over at Hinduism.SE about whether the given scripture is authentic or properly interpreted by Zakir Naik. Unfortunately I've seen many of his claims, from ...
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Is henotheism also a sin in Islam?

The following are the Islamic beliefs about God: لا إله إلا الله There is no god, except Allah 47:19 الله أحد Allah is One112:1 وحده لا شريك له He is Alone, and has no partners or associates6:163 ,...
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wearing necklaces that have verses from the Quran on them a sin?

There is no clear cut on the issue of written verses of qur'an on objects of daily use. But there's a consensus that once these verse would be misused or misplaced it is at least makrooh (frowned upon)...
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Accusation of Shirk

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions If you mean that His divinity is without any flaws and imperfections so ...
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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"?

Your impression of takfīr as a hugely risky process is indeed correct. The Prophet ﷺ warned his companions, and the rest of the Muslim nation, of the risk involved of publicly declaring one as a ...
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Idolatry within Islam

The Kaabah is a building and not an image or representation of Allah, not a false deity, and not the intended object of worship, hence it is not an idol. It does mark the qiblah: the direction faced ...
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How to repent from all the sins a person has comitted?

It is already a very good thing to be aware of your sins, it means that you are on the right track. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful and He is Most Accepting of repentance, so ask Allah for ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

Salaams Its a shame that today we have lost touch with the spiritual side of islam. In chapter 2 of the holy Quran Allah states verse 2 , the ones that believe in the unseen. Then Allah says وَلَا ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

face to the grave of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet Not only the prophet's(pbuh) but to say the following in your inner self when ever you come across any grave(Muslim) is ...
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Reference of hadith in Musnad Ahmed which states the wearing taweez/amulet is shirk?

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Brother, the complete hadith you are referring to is: It was narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir al-Juhani that a group came to the Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) [to ...
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Can Muslims make statues for non worship purpose?

Making statues has been discouraged by the Islamic tradition. However, it is interesting to note that in the Qur'an the word Tamathil (statues) has been used twice. Once in a positive tone and once in ...
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