I would like to know some answers,No. 1 How many kind of shirk?
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Dear Brother Burhan,Assalamualaikum,I would like to know some answers,No. 1 How many kind of shirk? No.2 What is the meaning or which prophet were said as ulul azam.No.3 Where was the last jihad of prophet Mohammed (S).No.4 Where was muslims first did the hijrat?
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Shirk and olil azm prophets
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Your Question-1: How many kind of shirk?
‘Shirk’ or associating another in God-head with Allah, has three main parts:
1. Shirk in Allah’s Self
2. Shirk in Allah’s Attributes
3. Shirk in Allah’s Rights
Shirk in Allah’s Self:
This would be if one were to claim that Allah has a son, or has a mother, father, brothers, sisters, family, children; or to claim that someone or something originated Allah! This is committing ‘shirk’ with Allah’s Self.
Shirk in Allah’s Attributes:
Allah has declared 99 of His Noble Attributes in the Glorious Quran, and Allah Alone knows how many more there are. For example, Allah is the ‘Al Aleem’ (The All Knowing). He Alone is the All Knowing, of the seen and the unseen! If one believes anybody else of His creation knows everything, or even has the power to know everything, then one would have wrongfully elevated someone to the position of Allah’s Attributes, and this is a clear form of shirk.
Similarly, Allah is the ‘As Samee’ (The All Hearing). He Alone is the All Hearing… We humans can only hear upto certain decibels; below that limit we cannot hear, and above that limit is unbearable! Allah Alone hears everything… If one believes anybody else of His creation hears everything, or even has the power to hear everything, then one would have wrongfully elevated someone to the position of Allah’s Attributes, and this is again shirk.
Similarly, Allah is the ‘Al Qader’ (The One who is Able to do all things). He Alone has the Power to do anything and everything! If one believes that anybody of His creation can do whatever they want, even when Allah does not permit him, this is shirk! Everything that happens in this world, needs Allah’s permission… only when He permits, can a thing happen. To believe that somebody can hurt someone in the unseen, or harm someone in the unseen, without the permission of Allah, is a clear form of Shirk.
Shirk in Allah’s Rights:
The biggest Right of Allah is that being our Creator and our Sustainer, He Alone deserves our invocation and our worship. This is absolutely the biggest Right of Allah. No one deserves that another bow down to him, and pray to him, or call on him, to answer their prayers … This is the Sole Right of Allah Alone. If anyone goes to anybody, any person, any idol, any grave, any shrine, anything… and invokes them in the unseen to fulfill their prayers, or even to tell them to take their supplication to Allah, etc this is an absolute form of Shirk! Allah Alone deserves that we pray to Him, call upon Him, serve Him, sacrifice for Him, fear Him, obey His laws, follow His appointed Messengers, and unconditionally obey and follow the commandments of His Revealed Book! If one does any of the above for anybody else other than Allah, then it would constitute a clear manifestation of Shirk.
‘Shirk’ is the absolute single biggest sin in Islam, which Allah has Himself promised in the Holy Quran never to forgive if one were to die in that state! This sin is so heinous and so monstrous, that Allah has promised to forgive any of the sins of man, except this one sin!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:
Whoever commits ‘shirk’ (invoking
anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities 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 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.
All the Prophets of Allah who were ever sent warned the believers to beware of this heinous sin of ‘shirk’, which renders all the deeds of man worthless in the sight of Allah Subhanah.
Thus it becomes our duty to recognize and be aware of ‘shirk’ and all the manifestations of this horrendous and grave sin. Allow me to just give you an example of what constitutes ‘shirk’:
1. Bowing down to anybody or anything other than Allah is shirk.
2. Bowing down to the graves of any pious slaves of Allah, or one’s ancestors is shirk.
3. Bowing down to the graves of even the Prophet (saws), Hadrat Ali (saws), Hadrat Fatema (saws), etc. is shirk.
4. Believing that the dead people in their graves can hear and answer our duas is shirk.
5. Believing that anybody other than Allah can do us any harm in the unseen is shirk.
6. Believing that anybody other than Allah can bring us some good in the unseen is shirk.
7. Believing that anybody other than Allah knows everything is shirk.
8. Believing that anybody other than Allah sees everything is shirk.
9. Believing that anybody other than Allah listens to our prayers in the unseen is shirk.
10. Believing that anybody other than Allah can help us in the unseen is shirk.
11. Believing that anybody other than Allah can guide us is shirk.
12. Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us health is shirk.
13. Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us wealth is shirk.
14. Believing that anybody can influence Allah to give us children is shirk.
15. Believing that anybody can influence Allah to help us is shirk.
16. Believing that anybody has any power with Allah is shirk.
17. Believing that anybody has any power with Allah to take us out of the fire of Hell is shirk.
18. Believing that anybody has any power with Allah on the Day of Judgement is shirk.
19. Believing that anybody has any power to change the decision of Allah is shirk.
20. To worship anybody with Allah is shirk.
21. To invoke anybody with Allah is shirk.
22. To raise anybody to the rank of Allah is shirk.
23. To give any of Allah’s attributes to anybody else is shirk.
24. To believe that anybody has the power to bring about any miracles on his own is shirk.
25. To go to somebody to take our message or supplication to Allah is shirk.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Shura verse 11 (part):
11 ….there is absolutely nothing whatsoever like unto Him (Allah)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 112 Surah Ikhlaas verse 4:
4 And there is absolutely none like unto Him (Allah)!
To associate any beings or things whatsoever with, or compare any being or thing unto Allah is ‘shirk’! To share any of the noble Attributes of Allah with anyone is ‘shirk’! To invoke or worship anyone or anything with Allah is ‘shirk’!
The Glorious Quran is the Book which absolutely details each and every manifestation of shirk and makes the readers aware of what exactly is this most hated of crimes in the sight of Allah. It also details on how one has to avoid all the acts of shirk, and believe, trust, follow, invoke and worship none save the Lord of the Worlds, Allah Subhanah Alone.
Your Question-2: What is the meaning or which prophet were said as ulul azam.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaaf verse 35:
35 Therefore (O Prophet (saws)) patiently persevere as did (all) Messengers of ‘olil adhm’ (inflexible purpose); and be in no haste about the (unbelievers). On the Day that they see the (punishment) promised them (it will be ) as if they had not tarried more than an hour in a single day. (Thine but) to proclaim the Message: but shall any be destroyed except those who transgress?
The literal meaning of the Quranic and Arabic term ‘Olil adhm’ is one who has great or unshakeable determination or one who possesses absolutely inflexible purpose and resolve.
Although all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah had great determination the ones amongst them who are specially recognized for their ‘olil adhm’ are:
- Prophet Nuh (a.s.)
- Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.)
- Prophet Moosa (a.s.)
- Prophet Isa (a.s.)
- Prophet Mohamed (saws).
Your Question-3: Where was the last jihad of prophet Mohammed
History records that the last Jihad or ‘Ghazwa’ where the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself participated was the Expedition of Tabuk.
Your Question-4: Where was muslims first did the hijrat?
To save themselves from the atrocities and oppression of the disbelieving Quraysh of Makkah, the Prophet (saws) permitted a handful of believers under the leadership of Hadrat Jaafar ibn Abu Taalib (r.a.) to migrate to the Christian kingdom of Abyssinia (Arabic=Habsha) in present day Ethiopia.
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