Talking to inanimate objects

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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