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.

Definition of shirk

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Q: What is shirk? A: Joining partners with Allah in His being or attributes. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Wearing jewellery with stones

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Q: I have a question regarding using/wearing stones in jewellery. I know that stones like kyanite and lapis lazuli are often used by people because they believe that they have certain metaphysical properties. I’ve recently come into quite a few stones (quartz crystal, malachite, kyanite, etc.) that have been passed from person to person, but… read more »

Writing on the Kabah

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Q: Is it permissible to write names on the Kabah and Jabal-e-Rehmat? I have seen many people writing their names on the Kabah and Jabl-e-Rehmat. Isn’t it shirk? A: This is not a shirk practice. Try and understand what is shirk first before you declare anything as shirk. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »


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Q: I am suffering from waswas for long time my problem is whatever I do I feel like I am committing shirk but I know those things are not considered as shirk in Islam but I make up to that condition … I manage to control this problem until last month .. before one month when… read more »

Thoughts of shirk

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Q: Sorry for the disturbance it will be feel like am playing but please help me understand today one insident happened when I go through internet I get to know there is thing like if we do something that Allah doesn’t like it’s shirk so the thought that came to my mind is my friend who… read more »

Uttering doubtful statements

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Q: I recently said “Allah is equal to someone, and that person is no one.” Is that shirk? I am a good Muslim and I do good deeds. Please respond. A: Don’t use these types of ambiguous words. It could be dangerous though your intention is right. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »

Settling one’s debts

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Q: I thought that if you commit shirk, you will not enter Jannah but I also read a hadith that if you have a debt then you will not enter jannah, what happens on day of judgement to someone who never paid his debt? A: Try your best to make the payments to settle the… read more »

Speaks to the jinn

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Q: Someone I know contacts the jinn, is this shirk? Also, he says that Awliya from the graves talk to him and he also helps people with taweez and help from the jinn for good things, what does Islam say about this person? Can I keep him as a friend? A: No. You do not… read more »