Q: Is asking or saying things to inanimate objects haram (or shirk)? For example, absentmindedly saying ‘work faster’ to your computer when it is slow or ‘please stop hurting’ to an injured limb? obviously, the person does not believe that these objects have any power whatsoever and that Allah is really the one in control.
A: No, it is not shirk nor is it haraam.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)