** - Polytheism will not be Forgiven by Allah (SWT)



 Shirk is Unforgivable

Out of all the major sins in Islam, Shirk (making partners with Allah) is the biggest.

1) Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says in the Quran:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا

 An-Nisaa - Verse 48

 Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.

2)  وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ لِابْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَا بُنَيَّ لَا تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ ۖ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ

 Luqman Verse 13

 And [mention, O Muhammad], when Luqman said to his son while he was instructing him, "O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allah. Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice.


Shirk comes in many forms:

1) It is just not worshiping idols.

2) If you believe that any human can accomplish something that you need is a form of shirk. For example, if you are ill and you think a doctor can heal you, that is a form of shirk. A doctor can only treat you, but healing is in the hands of Allah. Always have faith in Him and not the doctor and keep making dua to Allah, the Healer. There is a hadith in this regard that is worth mentioning:

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: When the Prophet (ﷺ) visited any ailing member of his family, he would touch the sick person with his right hand and would supplicate:

اللَّهُمَّ ربَّ النَّاسِ ، أَذْهِب الْبَأسَ ، واشْفِ ، أَنْتَ الشَّافي لا شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ ، شِفاءً لا يُغَادِرُ سقَماً

Allaahumma Rabban-naas, adhhibil-ba’s, washfi antash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illaa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqaman

(O Allaah, Lord of mankind, do away with my suffering. Heal (me) as You are the only Healer, and there is no cure except that of Yours; it is that which leaves no ailment behind)

[Al Bukhari (with Al-Fath 10/206) and Muslim 4/1721]

3) Going to graves of Walis (Saints also called friends of Allah) and scholars from the past and asking for help. This is very common in many eastern countries, especially in the subcontinent region.

4) Believing that a high official can give you a job or get your request for something moving and completed is another.

The list goes on.


May Allah protect us from this great sin.




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