Shirk and its different forms
Ruling on Addressing the Jinn and AngelsIf people talk to the unseen world for example they address a jinn or an Angel or a dead person. Is this considered as major shirk? not calling up on them and asking them anything or relying upon them etc. but if someone were to say ‘o Jinn are you there’ or ‘o angel are you here’ etc, would this be considered major shirk? Some people when a loved one has passed away, go to his or her grave and talk to the deceased as if he is still alive. (If they don’t ask anything of him and they only talk, what is the Islamic ruling on this?) If someone were to visit an abandoned place and says ‘o jinn are you here, is this considered major shirk? If he’s not asking anything of them but the person just wants to communicate, what is the ruling on this?
How to rid oneself of major hypocrisyWhat is the remedy for major hypocrisy? How can a person rid himself of major hypocrisy?
Is it permissible to worship the Qur’an or to worship the hand of Allah, may He be exalted, because they are attributes of His?I read on a website– and I believe that it was on this website, but I am not sure – that the Qur’an is part of Allah, may He be exalted, so it is not created. Rather it is part of Allah, may He be exalted, because it is the word of Allah, may He be exalted, so it is like the hand of Allah and the Countenance of Allah, may He be exalted, and so on. So if the Qur’an is part of Allah, may He be exalted, does this mean that it is permissible to worship it? Does this mean that it is permissible to worship the hand of Allah, may He be exalted, and the Countenance of Allah, may He be exalted? If we assume that the Qur’an may be worshipped, because it is part of Allah, may He be exalted, I will never worship it so as to avoid falling into dubious matters, and I will say that I worship Allah alone. If the truth is that it is permissible to worship it, then will I be a disbeliever on the Day of Resurrection, and will Allah, may He be exalted, punish me because I did not worship Him?
What is the ruling on saying “Jesus!” when one is astonished or amazed or startled, as the Christians do?What is the ruling on saying “Jesus”? Does it come under the heading of shirk if one says it by way of astonishment or amazement, as the non-Arab Christians do in movies and the like? One of my long-time acquaintances said it, and I want to talk to him about that, but I cannot find any fatwa on this matter.
He bought a stone because he believed that it would bring him loveI am a young man; I am not yet twenty. One and a half years ago, I heard about stones and rings that bring love and attract women, and so on. I was not committed to prayer at that time. I went to buy a stone called a Sulaymaani stone, and the seller told me that love comes from Allah, may He be exalted, and after that he told me: Engrave your name on the stone so it will work. After that, I went home and put the stone in my house, and I did not use it or wear it around my neck, or use it in any way at all. Two weeks after that, I threw it out of the house. Did I commit shirk, either major or minor?
What is meant by al-wathaniyyah (idolatry)What is meant by the term al-wathaniyyah (idolatry)? Is it mentioned in the hadiths of the Prophet or in the Qur’an?
Ruling on using apps and websites that claim to know the personal characteristics of your friendsI would like to ask about some apps and websites that are very common on Facebook these days, which tell a person about his friends, such as: So and so keeps your secrets; So and so is the most sincere towards you and will always defend you; So and so is like your twin; So and so will bring you happiness. What is the ruling on spreading these things? What is the Islamic ruling concerning them? Do they come under the same ruling as horoscopes?
Ruling on saying: “O Ramadan, intercede for us with your Lord”In the du‘aa’ for completing the reading of the Qur’an in Ramadan, our imam has started to offer some strange supplications, including saying, “O Ramadan, testify in our favour before your Lord,” and I am pretty sure that he said “and intercede for us” or “admit us to Paradise through Baab ar-Rayyaan,”and the like. Is this regarded as shirk? Please note that I am pretty sure that this imam knows that Ramadan will never admit him to Paradise or intercede for him except by Allah’s leave, so what is the ruling on this? And what is the ruling on one who calls upon the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and asks him to intercede, but he knows that he will never intercede for him or admit him to Paradise except by Allah’s leave. Is this regarded as shirk?
Seeking the help of other people at times of needIf we ask someone to pray for us or if we stumble on something and say "O mother!" or if we remember our parents as a relief in time of weakness and illness, will these consedered to be doing Shirk?
Do Muslims worship Muhammad(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)Do muslims worship Muhammad peace and blessings of God be upon him)?
Ruling on saying “Were it not for my hard work, I would not have succeeded”1. What is the ruling on someone saying, “Were it not for my hard work, I would not have succeeded in the exam”? 2. The second question has to do with means and measures (asbaab, sing. sabab). If the means were sound from an Islamic point of view, or based on experience, do I have the choice between saying “Were it not for So-and-so,” without mentioning Allah, or saying “Were it not for Allah, then So-and-so,” mentioning both Allah and the person concerned? Or is it that each of them has its own place?
Does saying “Yaa Muhammad” or “Yaa Muhammadaah” constitute shirk?I am a young man, and sometimes I say “Yaa Muhammad, Yaa ‘Ali, Yaa Sidi Fulaan (O Muhammad, O ‘Ali, O my master So and so).” Someone told me that this is shirk (associating others with Allah). I said to him: I did not associate someone else with Allah, and I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad, ‘Ali and Sidi Fulaan are not gods alongside Allah. I have seen a hadith about a Sahaabi advising a man whose foot went numb and he said to him: Mention the dearest of people to you, so he said: O Muhammad, and the numbness left him. In one of the battles of the Muslims, their slogan was Ya Muhammadaah. If they had committed shirk thereby, then why didn’t the Sahaabah tell them not to do that? And the brothers of Yoosuf said, “O our father! Ask forgiveness (from Allah) for our sins, indeed we have been sinners” [Yoosuf 12:97]; they did not say: O Allah forgive us. If they were committing shirk, then why did he not tell them that this was wrong? Am I a mushrik now or not? If I have committed shirk, will Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, forgive the one who falls into shirk?
It is not permissible to offer the funeral prayer for a mushrik who committed major shirkIs it permissible for a Muslim to pray the salaat ul janaaza of the following: 1- magician (known as magician not by all but by the person who asking this question) 2- hyprocrite (known as hyprocrite not by all but by the person who is asking this question) 3- mushrik - commits major shirk (known as such not by all but by the person who is asking this question) Will it differ if the person is of blood ties or not? Like what about parents and siblings and other relatives if they are of these caregories? And in addition to this, if you can mention the categories of those whose janaaza must not be prayed by a Muslim, with evidence please.
One type of disbelief (kufr) is disbelief because of doubtWill a person who had doubts in this world be punished because of the following hadith, or will he have died in a state of disbelief? “When these people enter their graves, they will see with their own eyes some of that which they doubted, when the two angels come to them and ask each of them: In what [condition] were you? He will say: I do not know. It will be said to him: How about this man [the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)]? He will say: I heard the people say something so I said it too. Then a window will be opened for him to Paradise, and he will see its beauty and all that it contains, then it will be said to him: Look at what Allah has averted from you. Then a window will be opened for him to Hell, and he will see parts of it destroying others. (It will be said to him:) This is your place, for you were in a state of doubt, and you died in that state, and you will be resurrected in that state, if Allah wills.” [Narrated by Ibn Maajah].
Is it possible for praise of a created being or love of football to reach the level of worship?What does it mean to worship? I know worshipping others other than Allah is shirk. If I praise someone a lot or is that a form of worship. Or if Im dedicating a lot of my time playing football is it as though I'm worshipping the game?
He is asking about the worst of people and the worst in disbelief: is it Pharaoh or Abu Lahab?I was discussing with my friend about who the worse person was in the sight of allah from bani Adam(AS) I said that firun was the worse person EVER because he claimed to be god and he rejected the 8 or 9 signs of musa and allah left his hody for mankind to reflect and allah will place fir'un, haamman and his people in the worse punishment in the day of judgement. But my friend said that it is Abu lahb the worse person who ever lived because he had a whole chapter in the quran after him. And he beated the best person who ever lived(prophet muhamed AS) and mocked the best person i.e our nabi(AS) which i agree but that doesnt match to the evil of fir'un. So who was worse?
Ruling on a man saying to his friend, “Your face brings us good fortune”What is the ruling on saying “Your face brings us good fortune” to someone when something good happens?
Does prostrating or bowing by way of greeting come under the heading of shirk?I read on a website that prostrating to anyone other than Allah, if it is done by way of greeting, constitutes disbelief and shirk, because prostration is an act of worship and it is not permissible to direct it towards anyone other than Allah. Is this correct?
He claims to have a hair of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and he wants to build a mosque in which to preserve it!I am frm southern india kerala one of our muslim leader claims that he have the holy hair of rasool he is going to build a masjid to preaerve it.it makes very much controversy pls clarify about tabarrukk i hope i get a detailed answer on the basis of quran and hadeeth
Can We Eat Meat in al-Muharram?My husband’s family customarily avoids eating meat from the beginning of al-Muharram until the tenth of the month, and they say that this was a covenant that their forefathers took upon themselves, therefore each one of them must adhere to this covenant. Is this permissible?