How did shirk (polytheism) originate amongst the people?the people?

Origin of Idol worship [Must read!] ------------------------------------ Idol worship initially originated as a result of 'love gone astray'. Ibn Abbas (RA) and Ibn Abi Hatim (RA) related: "Waddan was a righteous man who was loved by his people. He lived in the period between Adam (AS) and Noah (AS) . When he died, they withdrew … Continue reading How did shirk (polytheism) originate amongst the people?the people?

What is the Islamic ruling on idols?

Qur’an and Sunnah rulings on polytheism and idols ﴾ بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ﴿ Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says: “Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.” [An-Nisā' 48] And Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says: “Verily, the one who mixes partners in … Continue reading What is the Islamic ruling on idols?