Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wasalatu wassalaam alaa rasoolillah!
It’s been a while, and we’re back for a fresh new lesson.
Following on from the summarised explanations of Islamic Monotheism/Tawheed, we will continue discussing Islamic Creed, focusing on the antithesis of Tawheed, namely ‘Shirk’.
The Antithesis or Tawheed: ‘Shirk’
Shirk means to ascribe a partner/partners to Allah, in His Lordship and/or worship.
Shirk is the biggest sin, a gross injustice, the heinous sin that Allah will not forgive (unless it is sincerely given up and repented from).
May Allah protect us from Shirk. May Allah forgive us and return us to Tawheed. Aameen!
“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.”
[Qur’an, chapter 4 verse 48]
The Qur’an informs us of Luqman, a righteous servant of Allah, who advised against Shirk for it is a great wrong.
‘And (remember) when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: “O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily joining others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm (wrong) indeed.’ [Qur’an chapter 31 verse 13]
Shirk may occur in statement or action. There are different categories of Shirk.
to be continued…