Q: Because of some thoughts that came to my mind, I thought talking to a friend is shirk so I planned to stop talking. For that I called that person and informed that person that I won’t be talking to that person anymore and that is tha last time I was going to talk. We talked for while, when I was talking I felt like I was committing shirk by talking to that person then I thought that I will commit shirk this time and ask for forgiveness from Allah and stop talking to that person. After that incident I got to know that it was not shirk to talk to that person so they told me to talk to that person now am talking to that person but still am confused that if I was ready to commit shirk because of that person did that mean I comit shirk and I gave more priority to that person than Allah because in that time I thought to commit shirk one time and ask for forgiveness so after I think like that is it shirk to talk to that person now ??? Is there is any way to make it normal … I asked forgiveness from Allah if I have committed any shirk and now am talking to that person as normal because that person is not more important than Allah but still .. is there is any shirk in talking to that person now ???? Or did I commit any shirk by thinking like that while talking that guy?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.