Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (rahimahullah)
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In this book the author explains the dangerous concept of shirk through four simple principles. The sin of shirk or associating partners with Allah is the most reprehensible act that a person can do. It is for this reason that this sin is the one sin that Allah has promised He will never forgive. Unfortunately many Muslims who are unaware of the reality of shirk fall into it out of ignorance. This short treatise is an ideal work for the Muslim in order to understand the essence of shirk, and thus essential reading for the one who wishes to avoid falling into the greatest trap of shaytan. The explanation of the work of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab has been taken from the works of Ibn Jibrin, Salih Al al-Sheikh, and other major scholars.
First Foundation of Shirk
The disbelievers, whom the Messenger fought, affirmed (Tawheed of Allah’s Lordship) that Allah is the Creator and Disposer of all affairs, yet their affirmation did not enter them into Islam (why?)
The mushrikeen, who were called mushrikeen (i.e., disbelievers) by Allah and were declared to be eternally abiding in Hell, did not commit Shirk in Allah’s Lordship. They did not claim that their lords create and provide with Allah or they benefit or harm, or run the affairs alongside Allah but they did take their deities as intercessors Shafaa’ah (intercession) and its Types
Allah’s Messenger came to a people who differed in their object of worship; some worshiped the Angels while others worshiped the Prophets and pious, also there were those who worshiped stones and trees and some worshiped the sun and the moon, but the Prophet did not differentiate between them – rather he (PBUH) considered all of them to be mushrikeen
The mushrikeen (those who commit shirk) of our time are worse in Shirk than the previous generations because the former generations committed Shirk during times of ease but they would become sincere during difficult times unlike the mushrikeen of today, whose Shirk is continuous; at times of ease and hardship. Continue reading