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Is It Disbelief to Listen to Songs about Shirk?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it disbelief to listen to songs about shirk? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, Listening to forbidden musical instruments, and listening to shirk are two separate sins, neither of which constitute disbelief. You should repent from both, and leave them both. Listening to the songs of people who […]

Does Profanity Entail Shirk?

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up a misunderstanding about profanity, swearing, oaths, and shirk. I’d like to ask about swearing (as in taking an oath). I used to have a habit of using English profanity a lot of times. I’m currently working on it, and Alhamdulillah, I’ve made progress. Instead of using vulgar words, I usually […]

Pledging Allegiance to Gain Citizenship

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasatis asked if pledging allegiance to a non-Muslim country in order to gain citizenship is a form of shirk. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question regarding the pledging allegiance to US to get a citizenship. I live in US with my parents. My dad wanted me to […]

Are Human Actions, Bida’, and Shirk Related?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question Asslamu Alaykum Some people argue that all human actions can be divided into two categories. These categories are: 1. Worship 2. Interactions and Transactions In the first category no action is allowed unless it has been specifically sanctioned by Sacred Law. In the second category any action is allowed […]

Does Breaking off From Prayer Entail Shirk?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Sometimes when I am praying and think something wrong I feel that I should end the prayer and start over. I know this is wrong (to end the prayer) but I still do it. Is this a type of shirk? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for […]

Is Humiliating Myself in Front of People Committing “Greater Shirk”?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Recently a speaker at a mosque has come and said to love to humiliate yourself for others is “Shirk Akbar”. This has given me large waswas as I may tell a joke to my family and get doubts as wether I have done shirk. Can you help […]

Can I Recite Salawat Al Nariya?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I would like to know whether salawat Nariya (also known as Salawath Taziyya/Tafreejiyyah) is permissible to recite? I heard from a particular individual that it contained shirk in it. Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam The formula of Salawat you referring to goes by many names. Some of the […]

Saying "Merry Christmas", Reflections from Habib Ali al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri offers some clarity on the question of whether wishing our fellow Christian friends and neighbours “Merry Christmas” is permissible or not. I remind my brothers from among the students of sacred knowledge that the scholars who forbid congratulating non-Muslims on their religious celebrations tied their judgement to the assumption that congratulating affirms […]

To Those Who Say Loving The Prophet Too Much Leads To Shirk, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

“Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills.” (Surah An-Nur) Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Loving Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is the religion; and knowing his station (peace be upon him) is the religion! Loving him (peace be upon him) is a PART of the religion, and if you do not have this part you […]

Are Mawlids Promoting Wrong Beliefs?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. At mawlids, people believe that the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) soul will be present. Is this true? 2. In some mawlids, they say some poetry that basically means, “the provider of provision is Muhammad” Is there any truth to this? 3. Can you stand up to […]