Worshiped deities will disassociated themselves from those who worshiped them

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Worshiped deities will disassociated themselves from those who worshiped them
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {And they have taken besides Allaah [false] deities that they would be for them [a source of] honor. No! Those "gods" will deny their worship of them and will be against them opponents [on the Day of Judgement].} [Mariam: 81-82]
 
Mujaahid said: [and will be against them opponents [on the Day of Judgement] means that they will be their enemies and opponents. They will dispute with and deny them.[1]
 
Qataadah said: Enemies in the Hellfire where they will curse each other and deny each other[2] as Allaah The Almighty says: {And when the people are gathered [that Day], they [who were invoked] will be enemies to them, and they will be deniers of their worship.} [Al-Ahqaaf: 6]
 
Angels will disassociate themselves from those who used to worship them:
The disbelievers used to worship the angels and believe that they may bring them nearer to Allaah The Almighty in position. So contemplate what will happen to those people on the Day of Reckoning and how the angels will disassociate themselves from them and glorify Allaah The Almighty high above having any partner and exalt Him high above having any rival.
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {And [mention] the Day when He will gather them all and then say to the angels, "Did these [people] used to worship you?" They will say, "Exalted are You! You, [O Allaah ], are our benefactor not them. Rather, they used to worship the jinn; most of them were believers in them."} [Saba’: 40-41]
 
‘Isa (Jesus) will disassociate himself from those who worshiped him:
Amongst the greatest and foremost causes of Shirk is the exaggeration over the righteous. Amongst them (i.e. those who exaggerate the righteous) are the Jews and the Christians. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “May Allaah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” He, peace and blessings be upon him, was warning against what they had done.[3]
 
 
 
Those people and the like changed honoring the prophets and the righteous to worshiping them besides Allaah The Almighty, what is the outcome of that then? They lost worshiping Allaah The Almighty alone in the worldly life and their deities disassociated themselves from them in the Hereafter while they are in the most dire need to them. So they become face great losses from everywhere.  
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: {And [beware the Day] when Allaah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allaah ?'" He will say, "Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen. I said not to them except what You commanded me - to worship Allaah , my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness.} [Al-Maa’edah: 116-117]
 
 
 
Qataadah and others said: This is a threat and a warning to Christians, chastising them in public.
 
 
 
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, warns his nation against making a rival for Allaah The Almighty.
 
 
 
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was the most devoted worshiper to Allaah The Almighty and the best one in worshiping Him alone. He, furthermore, was the most one feared that his nation may commit Shirk in general and take him as a rival for Allaah The Almighty in particular. So you see him closed all the doors of Shirk, refuted all of its claims and eliminated all of its causes. So may Allaah reward him with the best reward that can ever be bestowed upon a prophet for his people and a messenger for his nation.
 
Here is some of what the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did in this regard:
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited exaggerating over him in praise and commendation:[4]
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Do not unduly praise me like the Christians exaggerated over ‘Isa, son of Maryam. Verily, I am only a servant, so say, Allaah's servant and His Messenger.”[5]
 
 
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited calling upon him instead of Allaah The Almighty:
At the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, there was a hypocrite who rendered so much harm to the companions so that some of them summoned the others to seek the help of the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, against him. Upon that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “No man may call upon me. Only Allaah is worthy of being called upon.”[6]
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited taking his grave as a place of worship:
It was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa‘ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “May Allaah curse the Jews and the Christians, for they have taken the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” ‘Aa‘ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, said: “He was warning (the Muslims) against (doing) what they had done.”  And she also said: “Had it not been for that, the grave of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would have been made prominent but he was afraid it might be taken (as a) place of worship.” [7]
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, also said: “Those who came before you took the graves of their Prophets and righteous people as places of worship. Do not take graves as places of worship – I forbid you to do that.”[8]
 
 
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, implored Allaah The Almighty so that his grave may not be worshiped:
 
 
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “O Allaah! Let not my grave be turned into a worshipped idol.”[9]
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty has answered his supplication as Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:
 
         
 
And the Lord of the worlds has responded to his supplication and surrounded it with three walls.
 
Even his area due to his invocations becomes in great honor, protection and preservation.[10]
 
 
 
 
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited taking his grave as a place of festivity.
 
 
It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Do not take your houses as graves and do not take my grave as a place of festivity. Send blessings upon me for your greeting will reach me no matter where you are.”[11]
 
Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: A place of festivity which one visits repeatedly.[12]
 
 
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, feared that the people may make him a rival for Allaah The Almighty:
 
 
 
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: A man said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him: “Whatever Allaah and you will.” Upon that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Are you making me a rival with Allaah? (Say;) What Allaah alone Wills.”[13]
 
 
 
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, disassociated himself from his strength and power and declared his dire need to the strength and power of Allaah The Almighty:
 
 
 
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, used to seek the victory of Allaah The Almighty over the disbelievers saying: “O Allaah, You are my strength and You are my support. For Your sake I go forth and for Your sake I advance and for Your sake I fight.”[14]
 
 
 
It was also narrated that Abu Hurairah, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “When Allaah revealed the Verse: {And warn, [O Muhammad], your closest kindred.} [Ash-Shu‘araa’: 214], the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, got up and said, "O people of Quraish (or said similar words)! Buy (i.e. save) yourselves (from the Hellfire) as I cannot save you from Allaah's Punishment; O ‘Abbaas ibn ‘Abdel Mutalib! I cannot save you from Allaah's Punishment, O Safiya, the Aunt of Allaah's Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him! I cannot save you from Allaah's Punishment; O Faatimah bint Muhammad! Ask me anything from my wealth, but I cannot save you from Allaah's Punishment.”[15]
 
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[1] Tafseer Ibn Katheer (3/131).
 
[2] Ibid
 
[3]Reported by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim on the authority of ‘Aa‘ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her.
 
[4] Amongst the examples of dispraised commendation that goes against the rulings and fundamentals of the religion of Islam is the following words of praising the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him:
 
O noblest of creation, I have no one but you to turn to except you when major calamity strikes.
If you do not take my hand out if kindness on the Day of Resurrection, then what great trouble I will be in.
 This world and the Hereafter are part of what you control, and part of your knowledge is the knowledge of al-Lawh (i.e. the Preserved Tablet) and the Pen
[5] Reported by Al-Bukhaari in As-Saheeh (3445-6830) on the authority of ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them, and its continuation reported by Muslim (1691).
 
[6]Reported by At-Tabaraani in “Al-Mu‘jam Al-Kabeer” as in Majma‘ Az-Zawaa’id (10/159) and said: Its chain of narrators meets the criteria of the Two Saheehs, but not Ibn Lahee‘ah  whose Hadeeth is Hasan (good), and reported also by Ahmad in Al-Musnad (2/317). It was also discussed previously.
 
[7] Reported by Al-Bukhaari (435-1330-1390) and Muslim (531).
 
[8] Reported by Muslim (532).
 
[9] Reported by Muslim and Maaklik in Al-Muwatta, the book of Prayer chapter of Prayer No. (261), Ibn Abi Shaybah in Al-Musannaf (3/345), Ahmad reported a narration similar to it in “Al-Musnad” (2/346).
 
[10] An-Nooniyah.
 
[11] Reported by Abu Daawood in As-Sunnah No. (2042). An-Nawawi in Al-Athkaar (97): It has a sound chain of transmission.
 
[12] Ighaathit Al-LAhfaan (1/209). Amongst such forbidden and innovated festivals are Al-Mawaalid (celebrations of birthdays) that are celebrated every year near the graves and shrines of some righteous people where supplications, vows and sacrifices are ascribed to others than Allaah The Almighty and sins are committed. “Allaah is sufficient for us and the best of those on whom to depend.”
 
[13] It was narrated by Ibn Marduwih and reported by An-Nasaa’i, Ibn Maajah on the authority of Hadeeth ‘Isa Ibn Yoonus from Al-Ajlah from him.
 
[14] Reported by Abu Daawood in the book of “Al-Jihaad” (2632), and At-Tirmithi in the book of Ad-Da‘wah (3584). Refer to Saheeh Abu Daawood (2/499) No. (2291).
 
[15] Reported by Al-Bukhaari.

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