Associating anything with Almighty Allah is Polytheism= Shirk puts a Muslim out the fold of Islam

Allah says in holy Quran: Who is more astray than one who calls upon other than Allah, those who cannot answer him until the Day of Resurrection and are unaware of their supplications?

وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّن يَدْعُو مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَن لَّا يَسْتَجِيبُ لَهُ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَهُمْ عَن دُعَائِهِمْ غَافِلُونَ

Surat al-Ahqaf 46:5

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

الدُّعَاءُ هُوَ الْعِبَادَةُ

Supplication is the essence of worship.

Then, the Prophet (Peace be upon him)) recited the verse:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمْ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

Your Lord says: Call upon Me and I will answer you. Verily, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell in humiliation. (40:60)

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhi 3247, Grade: Sahih

Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah be pleased with him) writes:

وَالْعَجَبُ مِنْ ذِي عَقْلٍ سَلِيمٍ يَسْتَوْحِي مَنْ هُوَ مَيِّتٌ وَيَسْتَغِيثُ بِهِ وَلَا يَسْتَغِيثُ بِالْحَيِّ الَّذِي لَا يَمُوتُ فَيَقُولُ أَحَدُهُمْ إذَا كَانَتْ لَك حَاجَةٌ إلَى مَلِكٍ تَوَسَّلْت إلَيْهِ بِأَعْوَانِهِ فَهَكَذَا يَتَوَسَّلُ إلَيْهِ بِالشُّيُوخِ وَهَذَا كَلَامُ أَهْلِ الشِّرْكِ وَالضَّلَالِ

It is strange for one of sound mind to resort to one who has died and to seek his aid, but not seek the aid of the Living who does not die. One of them says: If you have a need, use them as a means of help. Likewise, he uses scholars as a means. These are the words of the people of idolatry and misguidance.

Source: Majmu’ al-Fatawá 18/322

And Ibn ‘Aqil (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

وهم كفار عندي بهذه الأوضاع مثل تعظيم القبور وإكرامها بما نهى الشرع عنه من إيقاد النيران وتقبيلها وتخليفها وخطاب الموتى بالألواح وكتب الرقاع فيها يا مولاي أفعل بي كذا وكذا

They are unbelievers, in my view, because of these practices, such as glorifying the graves and honoring them by what is prohibited in the divine law, lighting fires on them, kissing them, covering them with perfume, addressing the dead for their needs and writing requests upon them, saying: O my master, do such-and-such for me.

Source: Talbis Iblis 1/354

May Allah save us from all form of polytheism= Shirk. Ameen

Allah knows Best.

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia. 

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