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Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017


Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

5. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Allowing what Allaah has forbidden & forbidding what Allaah has allowed

June 27, 2015


Allowing what Allaah has forbidden & forbidding what Allaah has allowed Another widespread form of al-shirk al-akbar is the sin of allowing what Allaah has forbidden and forbidding what Allaah has allowed, or believing that anyone has the right to do so except Allaah, or referring matters for judgement to jaahili (non-Islamic) courts freely and […]

4. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah

June 27, 2015


Sacrificing to anything other than Allaah Another manifestation of al-shirk al-akbar is sacrificing to anything other than Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord, and sacrifice (to Him only)” [al-Kawthar 108:2] – i.e., sacrifice to Allaah and in the name of Allaah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of […]

3. The Prohibitions which are taken too lightly – Grave-Worship

June 22, 2015


Grave-Worship One of the forms of shirk which is particularly widespread in Muslim countries is: grave- worship, the belief that dead awliyaa’ (“saints”) can fulfil one’s needs or help at times of distress, and calling upon them for aid. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but […]

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

June 21, 2015


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 […]

Protection From Shirk

May 28, 2015


The Prophet of Allah (salallahu ‘alyhi wa sallam) said: “The Shirk among you is more hidden then the crawling of an ant, but shall I guide you to that which if you do it will protect you from both Major Shirk and Minor Shirk” Say 3 times: اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنَا […]

What Are The Jinn?

March 31, 2015


Allah has created at least two beings that have the freedom of choice: Mankind and Jinn. Animals, birds, and other organisms do not have this freedom. They can only do what they were created to do. They can only obey Allah. The angels do not have this freedom either. They were created to obey Allah […]