shirk Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions 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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Q: I have a question regarding if something is haram and shirk. There’s this thing called subliminals and they’re essentially these affirmations that reach your subconscious to help change some things or help improve yourself. For example, get longer eyelashes or improve your memory. Is it shirk? Also, some don’t have music playing, usually rain… read more »

Noor – A sifat of Allah Ta’ala

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Q: 1. Is it correct to say that Allah’s Zaat is Noor/Allah is Noor? 2. Is it shirk to say/believe that since Allah is Noor, we are worshipping Noor? A: 1. Noor is one of the sifaat of Allah Ta`ala. 2. To use a word that confuses people and creates complications is not encouraged. Firstly,… read more »

Obeying Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

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Q: Is it mentioned in the Quran that obeying the Messenger is obeying Allah? When I asked someone that who should we obey more, Allah or the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)? They said obeying The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the same as obeying Allah. Does it mean that we should equally obey… read more »