If onebows down in Islamic Sajdah to anyone other than Allah Subhanah, it wouldconstitute a clear case and manifestation of the abomination of shirk!"
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"They bow down in Sajdah to their High Priests
Bowingdown in Sajdah, whereby the knees, hands, and forehead are laid upon the groundis considered an integral act of worship in Islam, and all acts of worship aredue to none save Allah Subhanah. If onebows down in Islamic Sajdah to anyone other than Allah Subhanah, it wouldconstitute a clear case and manifestation of the abomination of shirk!" (where they
stands for agha khanis and Bohras)
do u still think Can be called muslims please explain in whats sense?
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How can shirk doers be called muslims?
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.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Fusselat verse 37: Do not do sajdah to the sun and the moon, but do sajdah to that Allah, Who Created them, if you really are indeed His worshippers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 15: For it is Allah Alone before whom everything in the heavens and the earth do sajdah willingly or un-willingly. Even the shadows of all things do sajdah to Allah in the morning and evening!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 48-50: And dont they observe anything created by Allah: how it casts its shadow right and left, doing its sajdah to Allah Alone? Thus do all things express their humility to Allah. All the animate creation in the heavens and the earth and all the angels do sajdah in adoration to Allah Alone. They do not show any arrogance at all, and fear their Lord, Who is above them, and do whatever they are bidden by Allah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 77: O you who believe, do rukoo and sajdah to Allah Alone, worship Allah Alone, and do righteous deeds. It may be that you attain true success.
Indeed the act of performing sajdah or prostration is considered an integral act of worship in Islam, and absolutely all acts of worship belong to none except to Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds. If one performs any act of worship to anyone with or other than Allah Subhanah, indeed they would be guilty of the abomination and the most heinous of all sins: shirk!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 2-3: So worship Allah Alone, making your religion His exclusively. Beware! Religion is the exclusive Right of Allah. As for those who have taken other auliyas (guardians) with Allah (and justify their this conduct by saying): We serve them only that they may bring us closer to Allah. Allah will surely judge between them concerning all that in which they differ. Allah does not show guidance to any liar and denier of the Truth.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18: These people serve beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, These are our shofaa (intercessors) with Allah! (O Mohammed), tell them, Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth? He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit.
Your Question: do u still think Can be called muslims please explain in whats sense?
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2526 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
The Prophet (saws) said: Three things are the roots of faith:
to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah", and
not to declare him an unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and
not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.11 Narrated by Usama bin Zaid bin Haritha
Allah's Messenger (saws) sent us (to fight)
against Al-Huraqa (one of the sub-tribes) of Juhaina. We reached those people in the morning and
defeated them. A man from the Ansar and I chased one of their men and when we
attacked him, he said, "Laa ilaha illallah (None has the right to
be worshipped but Allah)." The
Ansari refrained from killing him but I stabbed him with my spear till I killed
him. When we reached (
There is a distinct difference between a legal muslim and a true muslim in Islam. If one amongst mankind declares the shahaadah or testimony of faith: Laa ilaaha illallah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah, he will be considered a legal muslim in the sight of Shariah or Islamic Law. Regardless of his acts or deeds, Immediately upon the declaration of this testimony of faith, he will be treated as a believer and all the rights that are due to a believer will be accorded to him in full: he can marry amongst the believers, he can visit the Sacred Mosque in Makkah, the food he slaughters is halaal for the believers, he will inherit from his believing parents, his believing children will inherit from him, he will be given a muslim burial, etc.
None has the power to determine with certainty what are the intentions and motives of another; this Power is vested in the Domain of the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Alone. And He Alone will determine who is a true muslim on the Day of Resurrection.
Thus, regardless of what sins a person commits, if one declares his belief in Allah and His Last Messenger (saws), he will be treated as a legal muslim in the sight of Shariah and the believers. Unless and until the person himself declares his intention to leave the fold of Islam, no one has a right to excommunicate the person who has declared the testimony of faith. It is only on the Day of Judgment when the All-Knowing, All-Wise will determine who indeed was a true muslim.
There is one more major difference in the shirk committed by the people who claim to be muslims and the shirk committed by the idolators like the Hindus, etc. If one confronts a legal muslim one suspects of doing acts of shirk, he will immediately deny that the invoking of graves or prostrating of priests is an act shirk, for he is not conversant with the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah and commits these abominable acts of shirk in absolute ignorance! If these our brethren only knew that their these acts are declared as acts of shirk in the Glorious Quran by their Lord in whom they have professed belief, they would leave it immediately and seek repentance! The idolators on the other hand confess that they believe there are many gods, each having absolute powers over a department of their life; and they invoke them whenever they seek help in that department.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah
Maidah verse 72: Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with
Allah), Allah shall forbid for him
Not that there would be any difference between the end result in the Supreme and Just Court of the Lord in the Hereafter of a muslim committing shirk or a hindu committing shirk; for shirk is still shirk, and this abomination has been singled out as the most heinous and unforgivable of sins in Islam. But because one has professed belief in Allah and His Last and Final Messenger (saws), they will be considered legal muslims in the sight of the Shariah and the believers in the life of this world, and every single right which is due to a muslim will be accorded to them in full. It is only on the Day of Judgment when Allah will hold them severely accountable for their abominations of shirk.
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,