Category Archives: shirk

To say “This wealth is the result of my efforts and knowledge” is against Tauhid

Assalamu Alaikum Praise be to Allah From amongst the many forms of shirk is to believe that your knowledge, skills, or ability brings about your success. Such people set up their knowledge as a rival to Allah. They say what … Continue reading

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Tauheed – Obeying the scholars?

Obedience is a form of worship. Muslims are not allowed to obey anyone – whether man or jinn – unless it confirms with obedience to Allah. Worship is not restricted to ruku and sujud, but includes obeying islamic laws. By … Continue reading

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Tauheed – Showing off your good deeds is Minor shirk

What Has Been Said About Ar-Riyaa` Riyaa` is the performance of an act of worship with the intention of pleasing other than Allah the Exalted. Deeds which contain elements of riyaa` are invalid, and a form of minor Shirk. Allah … Continue reading

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Tauheed – On saying “I swear Allah will never forgive him”

Assalamu alaikum. How many times have we seen a brother working so hard on acts of worship like tahajjud and fasting, only to get so full of himself, and start criticising the weaker Muslims? His good deeds make him feel … Continue reading

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Tauheed – What has been said about the fortune-teller

Praise be to Allah Knowledge of the future is exlusive to Allah alone. He says in the Quran “No one knows what he will earn the next day” [Quran31:34] If only Allah has knowledge of the future, then it is … Continue reading

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Tauheed – Love for Allah

(Love for Allah) Amongst the forms of Shirk is Loving others as much as, or more than Allah. This is because Love is a form of worship that should be reserved exclusively for Allah. Allah the Most Exalted said: “And … Continue reading

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Tauheed – on saying “If only such and such”

Assalamu Alaikum. Regret is part of everyday life but when something unfavorable happens to you do not say “If only I had known the business would collapse, I wouldn’t have invested my money!” “If only I had known fuel would … Continue reading

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