Category: Shirk & its different forms

Sin (Ma'siyah)

The word Ma'siyah literally means transgression or disobedience. Anything that violates the commands of Allah is transgression or sin. ... more

The Signs Of Hypocrisy

This lesson clarifies the signs of Hypocrisy to be avoided in order to be a real Muslim.

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One who lives among people who commit shirk

A man lives within a community that commits shirk (polytheism) by appealing for help from other than Allah. Is he allowed to pray with them with their leading the prayer? Is it obligatory to abandon them? Is their Shirk considered shirk al-akbar (great and serious act of disbelief by associating other beings with Allah's supremacy)? Is alliance with them treated the same as alliance with true non-believers?

If the condition of those with whom you live is as you mentioned, appealing for help from other than Allah, such as appealing for help from the dead and the non-living or the trees or stones or planets and the like, then they are committing the greatest shirk which causes expulsion from ... Continue Reading

Ruling on Participating in Non Muslim Religious Celebrations

Some groups among the Ummah (Muslim nation) of Muhammad (prayer and peace of Allah be upon him) are following the people of falsehood such as the Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, idol-worshipers and others. Read the book to discover how to adhere firmly to Islam, no matter how many people deviate from it. ... more

Fundamentals of Tawheed

Fundamental understanding of Tawheed (Monotheism) and different forms of Shirk. A valuable book by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. ... more

Black Magicand Evil Magicians

We often hear about cases of lunacy, constant headaches and stomach aches, insomnia, lethargy, hearing voices, sexual inability, sterility, frigidity, shattered marriages, woman’s continuous bleeding; and we often tend to have the undemanding answer that ’it is Allah (SWA), or, as the ignorant would put it, ’it is nature.’ Certainly, it is undisputable that anything in the Heavens and the Earth is managed by Allah, but we should not discard that Allah; has also commanded us to consider the causes of events. It is high time that we stopped and considered for a moment that, besides normal causes, there is the evil force of Sihr, the Arabic equivalent to sorcery. ... more

MA'ALIMU-DEEN

Book translated into English containing twelve studies on the origins of religion, including the explanation there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and explains the pillars of Islam, faith, polytheism and hypocrisy, Nullifiers, uniformity. The book will also be very useful as a course material in Islamic creed for both students and teachers during Islamic vocational training programmes. by Abdul Aziz bin Dakhil Al-Mutairi, translated by Idris Abdullah ... more

The Origins of Shirk

I say: In it is also a refutation of some of the philosophers and athists who claim that the (natural) basis of man is Shirk, and that Tawheed evolved in man! ... more