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How to find shirk?
Shirk in zaat- essentially is ascribing to Allah (swt) a being as a god partner. Commonly the associated god partner is in the form of a idol, either as daughters, son, parent, or wife. when ever Shirk of Sifaat or Shirk of A’fal occurs Shirk of Zaat is automatically warranted.
Shirk In Sifat Of Allah (swt): attributes/attribute of Allah (swt) are/is ascribed to a creation of Allah (swt) in absolute sense – or in other words, ascribed to a creation in same capacity as it is believed for Allah (swt). Seeing, hearing, knowing, these are all attributes of Allah (swt). The creation of Allah does shares with Allah (swt) these attributes. Allah (swt) as out of His will as confered these atributes to His creation and the ability of these attributes is restricted in creation. Creation's attributes varie some can see/hear more clearly then the other, some are blind/deaf, some become blind/deaf in old age, some become blind/deaf because of exidents.
Shirk In Actions Of Allah (swt):Shirk of A’faal is, when a god-partner is said to perform a action instead of Allah (swt). In other words, when any aspecting of managing affairs of the creation are attributed to a idol-god who is taken as partner of Allah (swt) then Shirk of A’faal has occurred.
The true Creator is Allah (swt) and all other creators/creations are dependant upon the material to create with and dependant upon knowledge, power, permission of Allah (swt).
Shirk In ibadat-there is no question of metamorphical(majazi) or literally(haqiqatan) meaning here. this is clear cut shirk if some one worship other than allah(swt0.
Shirk In ilm/knowledge -if the ilm is atayi/given to the slave then its not shirk .
Shirk In tasaruff/authority-allah is khaliq/creator and qadir/powerful .here also allah has bestowed his slave with power- means with allah’s help ,power and permission creation can create a thing like isa (as) created a bird with the clay with allah’s permission.
Shirk In dua- dua is ibadat .allah is our ilah (fullfiller of our needs) so ask him for anything .same time tawassul/wasila is the right of a slave he can use wasila in dua. here when dua is made we use metamorphical/majazi or literally/haqiqatan meanings like if some say tablets/drugs cured me it means allah cured me through these drugs/medicine. same way if some one says awliya allah granted me it means through the dua/prayers of auliya allah(swt) granted me .muslims use wasila of auliaallah for acceptance their prayers in the court of allah.
The Prophet Sulaiman, peace be upon him, asked his companions who could bring the throne of the Queen of Sheba to his court.(surah naml 39-40)
sons of prophet Ya'qub asked their father to ask their forgiveness from Allah (after they did wrong with their brother Yusuf (surah yusuf 97)
It is not wajib to seek help from the pious, it is merely permissible. However, we do not encourage people to ask help from the pious and especially those who are cannot differentiate between help and Istishfah.
When we ask help from the anbiya and awliya, as a means, it is through their supplication (du’a) that they help us.the pious are able to help after their death. Their spiritual powers increase after their death. The help that is sought from the anbiya or awliya is within their capability.
The Prophet (PBUH) said: My intercession will be for those of my people who have committed major sins. Sunan Abi Dawud 4739, Jami at-Tirmidhi 2435, and also 2436.
Shirk in tahrim/prohibition---(6/138) here people themselves declaring what is haraam for allah. kuffar had different idols for different purposes like an idol for risq,for rain,for children,for war victory etc etc.
kuffar use to make haraam on themselves certain grains/certain cattles/not riding certain animals.kuffar use to slaughter animals without taking name of allah .they use to take idols name like uzza, mannat, lat(female names) etc. kuffar said live offspring of cattle are haraam for women but dead offspring for both men and women.they gave a share in productivity to false gods
Tahrim/prohibition is right of allah but kuffar gave this right to idols.
For eg-Ibrahim(as) built kaaba because of Ibrahim(as) allah made kaaba haram.rasoolallah(saws) built medina because of rasoolallah(saws) allah made medina also haram.In haram sheriff-no war/killings,no cutting of trees,no hunting of animals etc
So now if any one builts another kaaba /medina .it is against the tahrim/prohibition of allah. so its shirk.
On other hand 22/32,36-qurbani animals are signs of allah. respect for signs of allah is the godwariness of heart.
5/2(shairallah)-aulia allah’s graves are signs of allah.
6/148,149-kuffar are blaming allah for their own conducts.
Quranic ayats are applicable for all the time and generations to come till qiyamat
6/141,9/31-monks and rabbis were worshipped ie people followed what they said rather than following what allah and his messenger said.
Do not make things haraam/haraam on urself .haraam and halaal is exclusive right of allah and his rasool (saws).
Like nazr/niyaz/mannat is for allah alone but benefit in form of essale sawaab is for creation.
Nazr is ibadat and it’s a charity/sadaqa so whatever you do –do it for allah’s sake alone.like qurbani is for allah but benefits goes to poor .same way nazr is for allah but sawaab is for auliaallah(garween etc).
Garween is sadaqa/charity (a good deed) for the sake of allah and it benefits the needy and poor .its essale sawaab. Donot make it aqidah like its farz /wajib etc keep doing good deeds regularly allah loves those who do smallest good deed but regularly.
Like rasoolallah(saws) would visit masjid e quba every Saturday.
Shirk fill adaat- its like doubting on things say for ex-if I do this that will happen or this will happen etc this shirk is out of ignorance.ie people go to the extent of believing profit and loss is from other than allah .
Profit and loss is from allah alone. Sometime his pious slaves(aulia/anbiya) do cause give profit and loss to the others with allah’s permission and with allah’s help and power. Here aulia allah/anbiya are just means/way of profit and loss from allah.
When I want to talk to allah I say prayers and when I want that he talk to me I recite quran- Hazrath Ali(ra)
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