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Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Reliance on Allah at Odds with Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is borne from the Believer’s intimate knowledge and understanding that Allah is ever ready to assist those who strive and struggle in His way. Self-confidence comes from depending upon Allah and knowing that He is there to help you, protect you and shower His mercies upon you: {So he who gives [in charity] and …

Calling Upon Saints

Calling Upon Saints: Is It Permissible?

I am told that since we are weak and sinners, we can seek the intercession of saints who have died. I have heard that because they are closer to Allah than we are, they will plead on our behalf before Allah. Is this practice sanctioned in Islam?


Is Witchcraft A Major Sin? Am I Still Muslim?

Short Answer: Yes, it is absolutely a major sin, one of the seven major sins. It shows a lack of trust in God’s ability to help deliver us from our trials. In that way, it’s a form of shirk, or giving partners to Allah. However, committing such acts of witchcraft do not take you out of the …

Dangers Of Shirk - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Do you know that you do not have to be worshiping a stone, an animal or an object to commit shirk. In the Quran it says that there are men who worship there own desires over Allah and this is an act of shirk.

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Guardian Angels: Isn't Belief In Them A Form of Shirk?

Short Answer: No, believing in guardian angels is not a form of shirk, because to believe in such angels is to worship God. He tells us that he created certain angels whose responsibilities to us include guarding us, watching us, and taking down our every word and deed. There are angels who visit us and enjoy listening to …

Shirk! The Greatest Crime

Shirk! The Greatest Crime

Brother Tim Humble explains why Shirk is the greatest crime in the Islamic faith. He discusses the punishment for shirk as well.

Jinn & Black Magic - Amulets & Taweez

If you wear an amulet with words to apparently protect you against illness of disease then you are actually committing shirk. Wearing amulets are actually forbidden in Islam. This is a very important reminder.


Help! Muslims' Actions Make Me Doubt Islam

Wa alaikum ussalam, Thank you for sending in your question to our website, sister. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your conversion to Islam back in the year 2000, despite the doubts and challenges that you have faced in your journey as a Muslim since then. I pray that you are …

Is Jesus The Incarnation of God?

Salam (Peace) Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. To properly understand the nature of Jesus, one has to resort either to a divine source or to what Jesus himself declared and emphasized. It can be proven that the Quran is the word of God, remaining intact as revealed.  In …

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