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 THE CATEGORIES OF SHIRK... Islaam pure and clear, only that which is according to the Qur'an and the authentic Sunnah ...
Shirk literally means partnership, sharing or associating,2 but Islamically it refers to the act of assigning partners to Allaah in whatever form it may take.
5 Consequently, Shirk in Ruboobeeyah occurs in the Christian belief that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are God's partners in all of His dominion, in their belief that Jesus alone pronounces judgement on the world and in their belief that Christians are helped and guided by the Holy Spirit.
Major Shirk represents the greatest act of rebellion against the Lord of the Universe, and is thus the ultimate sin.
www.allaahuakbar.net /aqeedah/categories_of_shirk.htm   (3671 words)

  
 Shirk (polytheism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shirk (Arabic: شرك‎) is the Islamic concept of the sin of polytheism specifically, but in a more general way refers to serving anything other than the One God; i.e.
When the Qur'an describes shirk it frequently seems to be referring to and disparaging the Christian belief in the divinity of Jesus (4:171).
In the same way, the act of shirk is extended to include such things as the notion that God possesses humanlike anthropomorphic qualities as well as acts of worship or piety whose inward goal is pride, caprice, or a desire for public admiration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shirk_(idolatry)   (1224 words)

  
 An Introduction to Islamic Monotheism
There are two kinds of shirk that negate it, which are the deification of human beings and the humanization of God.
The most obvious example of a shirk that negates tawhid al-asma wa as-sifat is the deification of Jesus (peace be upon him).
Outward shirk involves offering outward forms of worship to other than God, for instance, praying to Zeus or Shiva (or to Jesus, for that matter), or intending actions in their name, or obeying their commandments instead of God's.
www.muhajabah.com /tawhid.htm   (1092 words)

  
 Concepts - Tawheed, Shirk, Islam
It is a powerful and effective concept for focusing and organising one’s worldview and epitomising a religious and psychological orientation and authentically expressive of an important facet of the spirit of Islam.
The term Shirk means associating partners with Allah, and the related term mushrik is applied to someone guilty of such polytheistic association.
Muslims must understand the term Shirk (polytheism) and be conceptually and practically clear that it is diametrically opposed to, Tawheed, the affirmation to the Oneness of Allah.
www.nuradeen.com /Contributions/Concepts.htm   (1171 words)

  
 Untitled Document
In the Qur'an, to practise idolatry is to associate any other being, any other person, or concept with Allah, considering them to be equal to Allah, and to act upon this unsound belief.
In its broadest sense, idolatry is to adhere to principles and values, or pursue a life style other than is consistent with the teachings and moral values of the Qur'an.
According to their explanation, idolatry ceased when the idols in the Ka'ba were broken at the time the message of Islam was communicated.
home.freeuk.net /rightpath/Idolatry.htm   (1412 words)

  
 Pure Monotheism
The opposite of Tawhid is expressed by the Arabic term Shirk (polytheism), derived from the root Sh-r-k which conveys the notion of “sharing” or “partnerships.” The word Sharik (plural shurakaa) means “partner” or “associate.” It encompasses far more than the more blatant forms of idolatry and denial of Allah’s Unity.
Shirk al-Niyah wa Iraada wal Qasd – having the intention and determination to deliberately worship a deity other then Allah.
Shirk al- khafi means the hidden, or covert, association of partners with Allah, the One and Only God.
www.islamtomorrow.com /tawheed_nuradeen.asp   (1179 words)

  
 SHIRK BY CALLING ALI OR HUSAYN
This is because one who commits shirk with Allah, does indeed invent a great sinful lie.
Brothers and Sisters, you have seen the ayats which clearly explain the shirk that is involved in Calling others besides Allah.
We can now see that it is shirk to call upon the dead, and if I have made any errors or mistakes then know that it is from me or Shaitan.
members.tripod.com /shirk_to_call_ali   (3511 words)

  
 Concepts - Tawheed, Shirk, Islam, Monotheism, IslamAlways IslamTomorrow
Shirk (polytheism), derived from the root Sh-r-k which conveys the notion of “sharing” or “partnerships.” The word Sharik (plural shurakaa) means “partner” or “associate.” It encompasses far more than the more blatant forms of idolatry and denial of Allah’s Unity.
Hidden Shirk as:Shirk al- khafi means the hidden, or covert, association of partners with Allah, the One and Only God.
Shirk at- Tasmee – swearing by other then Allah.Allah says in the Noble Qur`an that Shirk is the greatest sin.
www.islamtomorrow.com /articles/tawheed_nuradeen.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Islamic Quiz
8) Idolatry (As-Shirk) means that a person should take anything (living or non-living) as partner with Almighty ALLAH, loves it as he should love Almighty ALLAH, fears it as he should fear Almighty ALLAH and obeys it even though the action dsipleases Almighty ALLAH.
As-Shirk can be sub-divided into two classes, namely, big and small.
Al-Kufr is the first sin mentioned in the Holy Quran and the most serious amongst other sins apart from Idolatry.
pages.intnet.mu /islam/quiz.htm   (719 words)

  
 Shirk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up shirk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Shirk, a verb in English meaning avoidance of work and other responsibilities because of laziness.
The Islamic concept of the sin of polytheism named shirk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shirk   (96 words)

  
 The Qur'an in the Light of God-breathed Scripture: Shirk, Surah 4:48 - Pros Apologian
One of the greatest stumbling blocks to communicating the gospel of grace to the Muslim is "designed into the system" itself through the fact that Mohammed did not understand the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
Imagine for a moment how effective this roadblock truly is. From the point of your earliest memories you have been told that the Trinity is tri-theistic, and that to worship in such a fashion is to commit the most horrible and unforgivable sin imaginable!
And so when that Christian missionary speaks to you about "the Lord Jesus Christ" all you can hear is "idolatry, IDOLATRY, SHIRK!!!" I saw this with startling clarity in the debate in 1999 against Hamza Abdul Malik: there was a wall between me and the Muslims in the audience.
www.aomin.org /index.php?itemid=213   (487 words)

  
 Does Allah forgive shirk?
I suppose a Muslim could say that God abrogated his previous approach of granting forgiveness of idolatry but now does no longer forgive it.
This would be utterly unworthy of God, who is eternally the same and as the All-wise does not need change his laws because he is surprised by new developments.
On the other hand, we can even find a general statement about the forgiveness of shirk, since Sura 25:68-71 speaks about people who worship gods other than God and when they repent, believe, and work righteousness then God not only forgives them but He even substitutes their sins (sayyi'aat) with righteouss credit (hasannat).
www.answering-islam.org /Quran/Contra/qi005.html   (692 words)

  
 Islam And Hussain
The wording of the reply to Abraham is clear that Imamat will not be conferred on the unjust and iniquitous.
According to the Holy Quran the greatest iniquity (Zulm) is shirk (idolatry).
The Quran says :”verily, ‘shirk, (ascribing partners to God) is the greatest ‘zulm” (iniquity).
www.irfi.org /articles/articles_151_200/islam_and_hussain.htm   (895 words)

  
 AlterNet: Flag Ammendment Violates 10 Commandments and the Constitution
The point of all this is that no temporal power is worthy of the veneration that must be reserved for God alone.
The First Pillar of their faith, repeated daily in prayers, is "There is no God but God and Muhammed is the messenger of God." The greatest sin for a Muslim, comparable to idolatry for a Jew or Christian, is "shirk," which means associating something with God.
That includes associating a state or nation with God, or assigning transcendent importance to a symbol of that state or nation.
www.alternet.org /story/16168   (909 words)

  
 The Islamic World to 1600: Islamic Beginnings (Islamic Beliefs and Practices)
Islam is strictly monotheistic, believing that there is only one God, omnipotent and merciful, and that associating any human being or image with God is an unforgivable sin.
We have already seen how this view translates into the Muslim rejection of the Christian belief in Jesus' divinity, as well as in the Trinity, and it also means that Muslims do not accept idolatry, or shirk.
As we have also seen, Muslims believe that Muhammad was the last of a series of prophets that God sent to earth.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/beginnings/beliefs.html   (1366 words)

  
 RELS14 Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
See also Sunna, from which Shiite Islam often differs radically in a variety of ways (e.g.
In Islam, "association" of something with God, thus "idolatry," the one unforgiveable sin according to the Quran.
Seven days of mourning after the burial of a close relative (as in, "to sit shiva").
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~rs002/glosssz.html   (4033 words)

  
 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 99011039   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Table of contents for The idea of idolatry and the emergence of Islam : from polemic to history / G.R. Hawting.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Islam Origin, Idolatry, Civilization, Arab
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/cam022/99011039.html   (74 words)

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