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Dear Ignoranus (Stupid & Axxhole) Wahabbi
You accuse us of commiting shirk when we call our beloved Syedna for help in our prayers and claim that asking for help to other than god is polytheism. Then by the same logic you should never go to doctor when you becomes sick because this is polytheism (shirk)! Your going to doctor is a type of seeking a help from a specialist even though you will never say by your tongue that you are getting help from the doctor. Acting shirk is enough. Also you should not ask any question from anyone or request anything from any one because all these are shirk. Furthermore, you shouldn't eat any food because you should not help yourself by any other than God!.
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Bohra bad words
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Beloved and dear Brother in Islam, we seek your understanding and forgiveness, and the forgiveness of Allah Subhanah, if the weakness and shortcomings in our writing and our explanation has led you to misunderstand or misinterpret the understanding of the heinous and abomination of the gravest of the grave sins: shirk or associating or invoking others with Allah Subhanah.
Your Statement-1: Then by the same logic you should never go to doctor when you becomes sick because this is polytheism (shirk)! Your going to doctor is a type of seeking a help from a specialist even though you will never say by your tongue that you are getting help from the doctor.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 43 Surah Zukhruf verse 32 (part): It is We (Allah) Who portions out between them (men) their livelihood in the life of this world: and We raise some of them above others in ranks, so that some may command work from others.
Beloved and dear Brother in Islam, it is only natural that Allah Subhanah has given some amongst his creation more knowledge, more intelligence, more wealth, more strength, etc. and raised some above others in the ranks, so that one human being may command or seek work or help from another.
Man was not created to live alone, but rather in a community of other human beings where he is commanded to give and take rights, give and take help, teach and be taught, work to earn ones livelihood or provide someone with work, etc. Thus the interaction of one human being with another is a natural phenomena of life.
Seeking work or help from one another who is in direct contact using the tools of regular communication is absolutely essential to live ones life in full; and that has got absolutely nothing to do with the abomination of shirk.
But if one were to seek work or help from another in the unseen, whereby one communicates or invokes another without the regular means of communication, and assumes that any in creation has the power to hear his call, or respond to his call, or help him in the unseen, or get his work done in the unseen, etc. is exactly what Allah Subhanah declares as shirk in His Glorious Quran.
There is absolutely no harm if one goes to seek help from a doctor when in medical need, or calls a doctor using any of the modern means of communication and seeks his help and advice over the phone, or the internet, etc. That is not shirk.
But say one were to sit in his home and invoke a doctor without any means of regular communication, and assume and believe that this doctor has the power to hear him (and everyone else who calls him simultaneously) anytime of the day or night in the unseen, or this doctor has the power not only to hear him but also understand him in any language he (and everyone) speaks in, or this doctor has the power to respond to his (and everyones) invocation or call, or that this doctor has the power to help or heal him (and everyone) in the unseen, etc.; then this belief would definitely be a manifestation of the abomination of shirk!!!
To believe that anyone or anything other than Allah Subhanah has the power to hear anyone and everyone in existence in the unseen, or to believe that anyone other than Allah has the power to respond to everyone in the unseen, or to believe that anyone other than Allah Subhanah has the power to help or heal everyone in the unseen is to share the Exclusive and Noble Attributes of Allah Subhanah of All-Hearing, All-Encompassing, and All-Powerful with someone else in His creation! Such a belief would definitely be a form of the abomination of shirk!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Taha verses 7-8:Whether you utter your supplications in a loud voice, (it makes no difference!); for He knows not only what is said in a low voice, but (knows) also what is kept most secret! He is Allah! There is no god but He! His are all the Excellent Names.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse73:O mankind! A parable is related to you, so listen to it! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create a fly, even though they may all combine together for this purpose! Nay! If a fly snatches away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly! How weak are those who petition, and how weak are those to whom they supplicate!
Your Statement-2: Also you should not ask any question from anyone or request anything from any one because all these are shirk.
Beloved brother in Islam, if one asks someone a question in person or through a mode of regular communication whereby the other can hear him or respond to him; there is absolutely no harm and does not constitute a belief of shirk in the least.
But say I were to sit in London and in the solitude of my own room without any regular mode of communication, call upon or invoke a human being living in New York; and assume and sincerely believe the person in New York can hear my invocation, or respond to my call in the unseen, or even understand my invocation in the unseen, etc. then such a belief would definitely be a manifestation of the abomination of shirk!
Similarly, just imagine if one were to call upon a person dead for centuries and buried in his grave, and assume that the person has the power to hear and respond to his invocation; that would definitely be a manifestation of the heinous and abomination sin of shirk!
Your Statement-3: Furthermore, you shouldn't eat any food because you should not help yourself by any other than God!.
I really am apprehensive to respond to the above statement for fear of sounding absolutely illogical or insane!
Beloved brother in Islam, if the food is in front of me, and I use my hands to put the food in my mouth, chew and swallow the food, and appease my hunger with this food; then it is only natural and there is not even an iota of shirk involved in this act.
But lets assume that the food is in a far-away distant place, and I call upon someone in the unseen to appease my hunger with that food, and sincerely believe that the person has the power to hear and respond to my appeal to appease my physical hunger; how illogical or insane would I sound???
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 14: For Him (Allah Alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouth but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).
Your Statement-4: You accuse us of commiting shirk when we call our beloved Syedna for help in our prayers and claim that asking for help to other than god is polytheism.
Beloved brother, if you went in person or called your high priest using a regular mode of communication, and spoke to him in a language he understands whereby he can physically hear you and he responds to your statements; there is absolutely no harm.
But to sit in even the next room where the high priest cannot see or hear you physically; and assuming or believing that he can hear everything you say, or to believe that he knows the condition of your heart, or to believe that he can understand you in any language you speak, or to believe that he can respond to your invocation no matter what it is, or to believe that he can provide you with any help whatsoever in the unseen, etc. are all nothing but manifestations of the heinous and unforgivable manifestations of shirk!!!
My beloved and dear Brother in Islam, it is Allah Subhanah Alone Who has the Power and does hear and see everyone in His creation in the unseen, for He Alone is the All-Hearing, All Seeing, All Knowing.
It is Allah Subhanah Alone Who has the Power and Strength to respond to all our invocations in the unseen, for He Alone is the All-Powerful, All Mighty.
To assume or believe that anyone other than the All-Mighty Lord has the power to hear or respond to our invocations in the unseen is a definite manifestation of the heinous abomination and the gravest of the grave sins: ie. shirk or associating others with the Rank or Attribute of Allah Subhanah. And that is the one sin the Lord All Mighty has singled out as being unforgivable in His Supreme Court of Justice on the Inevitable Day of Judgment!
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48:Shirk (associating others with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:Whoever
commits shirk Allah shall forbid for him
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:If you commit shirk all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.
My beloved and dear Brother in Islam, the absolute abstention of the belief of shirk and the unreserved belief in Tawheed (Oneness of Allah Subhanah) are the pivots of the deen of Truth called Al-Islam. Unfortunately, the avowed enemy of man, the Shaytaan has trapped many amongst mankind in this abyss of shirk and made it fair-seeming to them, to unable him to fulfill his mission to take a multitude of mankind with him to the guaranteed depths of Hell Fire!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 98-100:Then, when you begin to recite the Quran, seek Allahs refuge against the accursed Shaitaan, for he has no power over those who believe and put their trust in Allah. Shaitaan has power (to inspire) only over those people, who make him their patron, and practice shirk by his temptation.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 53-54:
53 That He (Allah) may make the suggestions thrown in by Shaytaan but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease (of shirk, kufr, hypocrisy, etc.), and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrongdoers are in a schism far (from the Truth):
54 And that those on whom
knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Qur'an) is the Truth from thy
Lord, and that they may believe therein and their hearts may be made humbly
(open) to it: for verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe to the
Beloved brother, the only way to understand and comprehend the manifestations of this abomination of shirk is to understand the Message of the Glorious Quran; and none can explain this concept better than the One Who has declared it unforgivable! Unconditional obedience to a high priest, or attending a thousand urs and saalgirahs are not going to clarify the all-important differentiations between shirk and Tawheed! The one thing that must be used as a Criterion to differentiate between the Truth and the falsehood is the Holy Quran. Thus we humbly request you, as your genuine well-wishers in this deen of Islam, to read the Glorious Quran with understanding, even only once! Allah is my witness, the Book is a Perfect Guidance revealed for mankind, and The Lord All Mighty has Himself declared the Book is The Criterion between Truth and falsehood.
Allah says in Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah aayat 185:Ramadan is the
month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for
mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the
May Allah Subhanah increase yours and our quest to seek the knowledge of Truth, expand yours and our hearts to understand and comprehend the Truth, help you and us, have mercy upon you and us, and guide you, us, and all the believers to the Siraat al-Mustaqeem. Ameen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,