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Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk

Is Bowing Before Someone a Kind of Shirk?

Salam Alaikum, Thank you for sending in your question to our website. In Islam, the first pillar of faith, and the first article of belief that a person has to possess in order to be Muslim, is monotheism or “tauheed” i.e. belief in only one god. When a Muslim staunchly believes and declares that “there …

Did God Become Man

Did God Become Man?

Salam, Thank you for your question. Thank you also for your interest to have a clear understanding of the Muslim creed. Muslims believe the following about God (Allah): Allah is Unique and nothing is like unto Him. Allah cannot have a son. Allah has no incarnates. Allah is completely different from His creatures. Allah does …

Allah Forgives All Sins Except One

Allah Forgives All Sins Except One

What happens if you’re Muslim, and you commit an act of shirk? Does it destroy all your good deeds? Are you doomed to enter hellfire, may Allah protect us all from that? “Allah does not forgive [shirk]” means Allah will not forgive the person if he doesn’t repent. Repentance wipes out every sin, without exception.

Are There Saints in Islam

Are There Saints in Islam?

Asalamu Alaikum Farouq, Thank you for your question and for having faith in us to offer you an answer for your important question.  If by saints you mean those among the Muslims who are considered by many to be very pious servants of Allah, then yes, there are many whom we could call “saints” in …

Why do we walk around a stone in makkah

Why Do We Walk Around A Stone in Makkah?

Peace be upon you our respected Reader, Truly we are immensely pleased to receive your question. We are even more pleased and humbled that you have been following the page and benefiting from it. This is a great source of joy and happiness because we ultimately hope to serve and aid the sincere seekers wherever …

You Are Invited to Islam

Inviting to Islam

Asalamu Alaikum Hasnet,  Thank you very much for your question.  To answer your question fully, I need to explain two important concepts in Islam: (1) the concept of sin, and (2) the concept of shirk (associating partners with Allah).  From many verses in the Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him-PBUH), it is …

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 …

Does God Exist in Each of Us-Part 1

Does God Exist in Each of Us?- Part 1

Salam (Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. To begin with, from Lamsa’s translation website, I found that he has translated the Old and New Testaments from a manuscript that is different from the …

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Does God Exist in Each of Us?- Part 2

Salam (Peace), Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. You mention your version of the Bible, and I note the same person has translated the Old Testament from a manuscript different to the …

The Alleged Shirk of Abraham

The Alleged Shirk of Abraham

Asalamu Alaikum Abdul Rahman, Thank you very much for your question. The word “shirk” is often translated as “idolatry”. It literally means “partnership” or “association.” From the Quranic point of view, shirk is associating a thing, person, or concept with God; believing him, her, or it to be equal to God or to possess qualities only God possesses. If …



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