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Offline chadiga

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no shirk in worship
« on: November 02, 2012, 02:24:12 AM »

The Arabic word ‘Mushrikeeen’ means polytheists.  It comes from the root word ‘SH-R-K’ which is the practice of attributing other partners in the worship of the one true God of the universe. Calling upon others along with God or attributing intermediaries, intercessors, companions, God powers and characteristics which are only reserved for the Almighty Lord to any other being, is also tantamount to worship.

I have long been repeatedly stumbled over the same issue,  that would be: there is indeed Shirk in Worship[?
After careful study I conclude that there is no Shirk in Worship.
The Shirk describes itself as  give God a partner or wife or children, to ascribe people or Ginn  Divine attributes.
Therefore, it is not Shirk to make statues, as we can see from the example of Solomon. Therefore it is not Shirk, to bow in front of a cube, which is the symbol of a house of GOD (as churchs or mosques generally) ,(of course, in the knowledge that God dwells not in that cube.

So it is not Shirk, when Muslims raise their prophet into a high rank, they do not deify him as GOD . But clearly shirk if it is assumed that Jesus= God  or Mary= Mother of God.  (this against the clear statement from Sura al Ihlas) Equally shirk if we assume that there are a multitude of gods,and  one of them is the boss (because then we implies, that all gods can create or are has power over all living things. etc.) But not shirk if you take a good believer as 'saint' -certainly not very favorable compared to God, but not shirk
what is your thoughts? thank you and salam

Offline Sardar Miyan

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Re: no shirk in worship
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 10:16:28 AM »
It is OK to respect a Saint ,a good  person but if one  goes  to such person's grave after his death & ask for help & recommendation  to God is a shirk which most of the muslim living in  India & Pakisran do.Nauzubillah
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