Warning against Shirk (associating others with Allaah The Almighty)

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Warning against Shirk (associating others with Allaah The Almighty)
 
 
 
If the reason behind which the whole universe was fashioned and the creatures were created is to worship Allaah The Almighty alone, then every good thing in the worldly life and the Hereafter is a fruit of such worship and every evil thing in the worldly life and Hereafter is the outcome of negligence of such worship.
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.} [Ath-Thaariyaat: 56]
 
 
 
Worshiping Allaah The Almighty alone is the greatest thing that may please Allaah The Almighty from His creation while associating partners with Him is the gravest reason that may incur His anger and punishment. Allaah The Almighty says: {Inclining [only] to Allaah, not associating [anything] with Him. And he who associates with Allaah - it is as though he had fallen from the sky and was snatched by the birds or the wind carried him down into a remote place.} [Al-Hajj: 31]
 
 
 
Examples of the anger of the false deities for their divinity
 
 
 
Fir‘awn (pharaoh) refused to have another god with him. So he said (as Allaah The Almighty says on his behalf): {O eminent ones, I have not known you to have a god other than me.} [Al-Qasas: 38] He also became angry from the one who worshiped another god instead of him; even that god was Allaah The Almighty. Fir‘awn said to the Prophet of Allaah Moosa, peace be upon him: {[Pharaoh] said, "If you take a god other than me, I will surely place you among those imprisoned."} [Ash-Shu‘raa’: 29]
He says that while he is untruthful in his allegation and while he is just one of the slaves of Allaah The Almighty, so what about the anger of the Lord of the all worlds, the god of the early and later generations regarding associating another god with or instead of Him!
 
 
 
Here is the maker of the Al-Ukhdood (the trench in which he burnt the believers) who becomes angry with those who do not regard him as a god and becomes very furious towards the slaves of Allaah The Almighty who believed in Him alone, so he throw them in the fire of the worldly life while they are alive. So what about the punishment of Allaah The Almighty for those who associated other partners with Him The Almighty while He is the truthful God and all that are worshiped instead of Him are sheer false gods.
 
 
Shirk is the gravest sin ever:
It was narrated that Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: I said, O Messenger of Allaah! Which sin is worst before Allaah? He, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “To appoint a rival to Allaah, when He has created you.”[1]
 
Shirk will never be forgiven:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {Indeed, Allaah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills.} [An-Nisaa’: 48]
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty does not accept the deeds of the polytheists:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {If you should associate [anything] with Allaah, your work would surely become worthless, and you would surely be among the losers.} [Az-Zumar: 65]
 
 
 
The polytheists will abide in the Hellfire eternally:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.} [Al-Bayinah: 6]
 
 
 
The polytheists will be deprived from sighting Allaah The Almighty:
 
 
As those disbelievers prevented their hearts from the light of guidance and Oneness of Allaah The Almighty, Allaah The Almighty will prevent them from sighting His Honorable Countenance.
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {No! Indeed, from their Lord, that Day, they will be partitioned.} [Al-Mutaffifeen: 15]
 
 
 
 Allaah The Almighty will forget the polytheists:
 
 
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, described the meeting of Allaah The Almighty to those who forget His meeting: “Allaah The Almighty will meet the slave and say: O so and so, have I not given you a spouse, honored you and subjected the camels and horses to you Have I not allowed you to be a chief and a master'' The servant will say in answer, "Yes, O Lord!'' Allaah will say, "Did you think that you would ever meet Me'' He will say, "No.'' Allaah the Exalted will say, "then this Day, I will forget you as you forgot Me.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
Abu ‘Isa At-Tirmithi said: as for the meaning of His saying: “then this Day, I will forget you”, it means that today I will leave you in punishment. They have explained it in this way.
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {Who took their religion as distraction and amusement and whom the worldly life deluded." So today We will forget them just as they forgot the meeting of this Day of theirs and for having rejected Our verses.} [Al-A‘raaf: 51]
 
 
 
The supplications of the disbelievers are not accepted:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error [i.e. futility].} [Ar-Ra‘d: 14]
 
 
 
They will be deprived from entering Paradise forever:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {Indeed, he who associates others with Allaah - Allaah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.} [Al-Maa’idah: 72]
 
 
 
The disbelievers are the enemies of Allaah The Almighty:
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {Allaah is an enemy to the disbelievers.} [Al-Baqarah: 98]
 
 
 
Associating others with Allaah The Almighty  is monstrous injustice:
 
 
 Luqmaan said to his son (as Allaah The Almighty says on his behalf): {O my son, do not associate [anything] with Allaah. Indeed, association [with him] is great injustice.} [Luqmaan: 13]
 
 
 
Associating others with Allaah The Almighty is the greatest reason of fear in the worldly life and Hereafter: 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allaah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers. } [Aal-‘Imraan: 151]
 
 
 
Associating others with Allaah The Almighty will remain the source of every evil and the preventer of every good. By associating others with Allaah The Almighty, nations were perished, villages were destroyed, kingdoms were crushed and kings were humiliated.  
 
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[1] Reported by Al-Bukhaari, Muslim and Ahmad. 

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