2. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Shirk – associating partners with Allaah

Posted on June 21, 2015

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Shirk – associating partners with Allaah

This is the most serious of all prohibitions, according to the hadeeth narrated by Abu
Bakrah, who said:
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: ‘Shall I not tell you of the most serious of the major sins?’ three times.
We said, ‘Of
course, O Messenger of Allaah!’
He said, ‘Associating anything in worship with Allaah . .
’”
(Agreed upon; see al-Bukhaari, no. 2511, al-Bagha edition).

Every other sin may be forgiven by Allaah, apart from shirk, which requires specific
repentance, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Verily, Allaah forgives not
that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that
(anything else) to whom He pleases . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:48]

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