Mushrikeen And Their Shirk

Ibn al-Qayyim:

Allaah the Most High cut of all means for the Mushrikeen to attach themselves to their false deities, in such an incredible way, only people with understanding will realize how amazing it is.

Because the sole reason why a Mushrik takes a false god besides Allaah and makes it their object of worship is due to their presumption that this being (idol, dead person, trees etc) can bring  them some sort of benefit.

And benefit is only gain through four types of means, these being;

FIRST: The object of worship is an Owner, and by worshipping the object it will grant you what you desire.

SECOND: The object of worship is not an Owner but rather is a partner and can still fulfill your wishes.

THIRD: The object of worship is neither an Owner nor a partner but is a helper to the Owner and can still answer your supplications.

FOURTH: The object of worship is neither an Owner nor a partner, not even a helper but only an intercessor and can thus bring you benefit in such a way.

And Allaah the Most High, refuted each of these four claims throughout the Qur’aan, one after the other, He is the only true Owner (al-Maalik) and has no partners whatsoever, nor does He have any helpers and no one can intercede on anyone’s behalf accept by His permission.

[Taken from Madaarij as-Saalikeen 1/343]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“I disown every (have nothing to do with any) Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.”

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2645; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

“There are several ways in which Shaytaan fooled the Mushrikeen onto idol worship. He played with every nation in accordance with their mind set and way of thinking. He invited some people to idol worship through honouring the dead. These people sculptured idols in the shape of the righteous as had occurred with the people of Nooh. This is why Allaah’s Messenger (saw) has cursed those who make masjids on graves and he forbade salaah at graves.”

[Igaathat al-Afhaan, 2/222-223]

Imam ‘Abdul Latif Ibn Abdur Rahman said: “And Indeed many Mushrikeen in this era have erred – they assume that those who do Takfeer upon people who pronounce the Two Testimonies (Shahadatayn), they assume that such people are Khawarij – But this is not the truth. Rather, pronouncing the Two Testimonies is not a barrier from making Takfeer upon someone – it is only a barrier from the one who realizes its meaning, and acts upon its requisites, and purifies all his Ibadah for Allah alone, and does not commit any Shirk with Allah – so the Two Testimonies only benefit such a person.” [Ad Durar As Saniyyah 12/263]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Al Islaamu deenul haq ☝️
Takfier min al mushrikeen wa tawagheet, Hadha min al aslu deen al Islaam!