What is the correct understanding of “the Scholars of Islaam being intermediaries of knowledge?”

Introduction All Praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, seek His aid and His Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of our souls and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guidest here is none to misguide and whomsoever Allaah misguides there is none to guide. I bear witness that there … Continue reading What is the correct understanding of “the Scholars of Islaam being intermediaries of knowledge?”

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?

How is Democracy is Kufr/Major Shirk?

Democracy is Kufr/Major Shirk ---------------------------------- Democracy is a man-made system, meaning rule by the people for the people. Thus it is contrary to Islam, because rule is for Allaah, the Most High, the Almighty, and it is not permissible to give legislative rights to any human being, no matter who he is. It says in Mawsoo’at … Continue reading How is Democracy is Kufr/Major Shirk?

How can nationalism can lead to Idolatry?

Nationalism (Asabiyyah) -Idols are not just stones! ________________________________________ Islam binds people together on the Aqeedah, that is belief in Allah and His Messenger (SAW) whereas nationalism divides people based on spatial grounds. Islam forbids people from grouping on nationalistic ties. It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "One who calls for Asabiyyah, … Continue reading How can nationalism can lead to Idolatry?