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Alhamdulillah Harrowby Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Hill Amin was early he was Bahia Jemaine about the title of our hotbar today is the problem with shirk. And to define Shirke it is when you worship something else besides Allah subhanho wa Taala or it's when you worship Allah azza wa jal and you worship something else along with Allah subhana wa Tada and it is the greatest sin in Islam.
The two reasons for this hookah The first is that Christmas is right around the corner. And that is a time where people celebrate the birth of what they claim to be Allah's son. And Allah subhanaw taala is far removed from that.
And the other reason is that many Muslims don't understand why shark is such a big deal. I used to have a radio show in Washington DC, and a Muslim called asking are in the episode was about shark. So this man called and he said, Are you telling me that committing shidduch is worse than murdering someone?
Because like many he sees the sins against people as a big deal. Whereas sins against Allah subhanaw taala are not as serious. Or perhaps this person didn't realize and recognize the greatness of Allah subhanho wa taala. And on the Day of Judgment, everyone realizes the greatness of Allah azza wa jal and that's why no one tries to justify their misguidance they either tried to blame their misguidance on someone else that led them astray. Or they asked Allah azza wa jal for a second chance to come back to Earth and be tested again. Or they asked to not exist whatsoever but no one tries to justify everyone recognizes how grave of a sin it was to not worship Allah as again to not
have a relationship with Allah azza wa jal.
So the question is, why is shirk the greatest sin? And the first thing we need to realize is that the reason we exist is to worship Allah subhanaw taala and we know this from the very famous idea, Allah subhanaw taala says mama Hurlock Telegin our ins Illa Nia Boone and I did not create the jinn nor the INS except that they should worship Me. So it's going against the
The very reason you're alive when you worship something besides Allah azza wa jal is going against the very reason of your existence. The other thing we find is that shirk is not forgiven and this is mentioned in many places in the Quran. And in Surah An Nisa Allah azza wa jal says in Allah ha now you have a little unusual Kobe way of doing a daily Kalama yesha woman you Shrek Billahi fucka diff Tara, if men of the Imam and later on in the same Surah Sokka Dolla dolla number ADA is a versus saying, Indeed, Allah does not forgive that others partners are associated with him, and he will forgive anything besides that to whomever he pleases. And whoever commits shirk, then he has gone
far astray or in the other verse, He has
committed a major sin or grave sin.
And what this verse means is that if someone leaves this earth before repenting from shirk, then he will never be forgiven in the affair on the day of judgment, He will not be forgiven.
Likewise, showing that it's of the greatest sins are the greatest sins Allah subhanaw taala says, Allah, Allah Allah He and Durden will enter into a new moon do not make a NID is when you make an equal to Allah azza wa jal that's why a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said the AU them be our he said What is one of the sins is the greatest enemies of Allah Islam tells him and tells you Allah He need done well wahala fuck that you make an equal to Allah while He is the One who created you.
And in sort of lachemann Lockman Allah Subhana Allah says in a cerca de Volman of him. shirk is a grave injustice. So the scholars say Why does Allah azza wa jal referred to shirk as injustice? What is the definition of a volume or injustice? Who will shade for you lay them all day to put something in where it does not belong? Just like if you're judging between two people, and you recognize the right is with this person, but you take it and give it to the other person, you putting it where it doesn't belong? It's injustice. So shirk is literally because you're taking worship and reverence and adoration and love and hope and fear. And instead of giving it to Allah subhanaw taala you're
giving it to something or someone other than Him. So it's putting it in a place where it doesn't belong. And that's how it's injustice.
We know that Shere Khan destroys all deeds. And Allah Subhana Allah mentions that in very powerful ayat in Salta, Zoomer, Allah azza wa jal says Welaka oh here in Aika, will it Medina min publica le in a shorter layer upon Amma Luca, well, otaku, Nana minim ha serene, and it was revealed to you and to those before you that if you commit shirk, your deeds will be canceled your deeds your digital drop, and then you will be from amongst the losers. And that's why the good the good deeds of non Muslims will not be accepted ever by Allah subhanaw taala and Allah azza wa jal describes that and gives analogous to that in Surah Ibrahim, Allah subhanaw taala says Matthew ladina for Obiora beam,
Amar loom Kurama din istead that we hear re houfy Yeoman Asif Leia for Deuteronomy, Marcus abou other shade, the echo dollar movie, Allah subhanaw taala says the parable of those who disbelieve in their Lord, their deeds are like ashes. Instead that we have Yeoman houses with the winds hit on a very windy day. And if someone burns a piece of paper or newspaper and becomes a slight ash, and they go out on a very windy day, what will be left of those ashes? They will be scattered, nothing will be left of it. So Allah is really saying they won't have any good deeds on the Day of Judgment.
Similarly intuited nor as well, Allah azza wa jal says when the Xena Cafaro and those who disbelieve Amala home Castle Robin, believe it their deeds are like a mirage on a flat land. Yeah, sub hoodlum no matter the thirsty person, at the man, Varma his thirst and when you add the known in Arabic, it shows an ester baraka and it shows all the way to the fullest. So this person is extremely thirsty. He sees a mirage, something shimmering, it looks like water. You have several of them. Oh, no ma had either a hole and then when he gets to it lemmya Judd who he finds it to be nothing. When you see a mirage, if you think it's water, when you get there, do you find any water? You find even a drop of
water, you find absolutely nothing. So not only that, it's worse. Not only do they get they're thinking they're going to find relief, and what's worse than not finding
Leif, the only thing worse than going somewhere to find relief and not finding it is finding punishment instead of relief. Let me admit who Shay was at Allah and who he finds Allah there for five or a saba. So he gives him his account, Allah who said you're a sub and ALLAH is quick to holding people to account.
your deed is not for Allah, if your worship and your good deeds are not done for Allah subhanaw taala, why would it count, and some Muslims would even ask people who help and others do good deeds and donate their wealth, nothing, none of that is accepted with Allah azza wa jal, nor to understand it, look at this analogy, someone purchases a brand new car. And at the same day, he purchases a brand new house, and he starts making payments towards the car, and he pays extra towards the car and sends them even thank you notes. And he's paying more than what he should pay, but zero towards the house. So then the bank comes and wants to take the house away. He makes the argument why are
you taking the house away? I made so many payments towards the car. I paid on time and I paid extra. You have nothing with us here. You've got no equity here. You've got nothing here. The fact that you put all this towards the other doesn't have anything on this side. So someone is worshipping a tree or a rock or a saint or what have you some false God besides Allah azza wa jal? Why would they expect to have anything with Allah subhanaw taala. And that's why their deeds are not accepted whatsoever. The murderer going back to that first question, the murderer might be forgiven by Allah azza wa jal, or he might have to end up in the Hellfire until it expatriates, the sin, but at least
he has an account, and at least he has a relationship with Allah. He knows he worships Allah subhanaw taala. But if someone doesn't have anything, how can they expect another analogy, imagine someone every week he will come and put cash in front of a bank, that he doesn't have an account there. He just needs the cash then 10 years later, he wants to come and get his savings. We don't know you. We haven't seen you. You don't have an account with us. So someone is putting their effort somewhere else. And then on the day of judgment, they want to reap what they've sown. It doesn't work like that.
On top of that, we find that shark is the epitome of being ungrateful to Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal has given every single one of us countless blessings so many that we can't even count them were interred do net amatola Hila to Soha. If you try to enumerate count the blessings of Allah, you cannot enumerate them, you cannot count them, and you cannot put a price on them. And after all, these blessings, that you're not able to count, and you can't put a price on them. Then after all this, you come and thank someone or something else for what Allah subhanaw taala has given you. And even in the midst of Allah, He said them
in a bin Hibben. He gives an analogy similar to this, he gives the analogy of a man who owns land, and he brings a servant and he tells them live on this land, and eat off of the land and work. And then whatever you harvest, take a portion and give me the rest. And for years upon years, the man would work and he would work the soil and he would harvest and take the money and give it to someone else, a complete stranger that has nothing to do with the owner. You see how ungrateful it is when Allah subhanaw taala creates you and gives you everything that you have. And then someone goes to worship something else other than Allah. And as we know, it prevents someone from entering into an
agenda. And so Thelma Ada, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Houma, you should it could be love for her Rama levada Hill, Jana Wahoo. Now woman Divali minimun anzar Whoever commits shirk,
Allah subhanaw taala makes Elgin haram for them, and his abode will be the hellfire and the volley mean those who do injustice, those who do shirk will not find any supporters. But Brothers and Sisters in Islam, one of the most important issues after knowing all this is the notion of hating shirk, and hating gopher and hating to fall into shirk, or to be associated with anything that has shipped or Cofer of Allah azza wa jal in it. And the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim and be SallAllahu sallam said Salah tune manku Nafi was at the beginning Halton Eman, there are three states or situations if you're in them, you will find the sweetness of a man and we're going to take
the third one because it pertains to the topic. What a year. A year old I feel bad and cut the hula homerun whoa and that you hate to return to cover after Allah saved you from it. Come I Accra who are you?
FFA now, the same way you hate to be thrown into the fire. Naturally humans hate being burnt hate being thrown into a fire the same way you hate that you should hate being returning back to Cofer after Allah subhanaw taala saved you from it. Apolo kolyada was stopped for Allah Allah then Leah welcome in Jamil Vinod festival farofa Fosun most of verrine ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness Indeed, those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah hill I mean, what are the, the he was so happy here Jemaine about? Someone might ask? What about those who worship Allah? But they worship something or someone else along with him? So what if someone dedicates 95% of their worship to Allah, and only 5% to something else? So why should Allah reject all their worship? And why not accept the 95% that was directed to him? Or any other number? Why zero? And this is explained in a hadith narrated inside Muslim by Maria Rhodiola on who that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, and it's a pudsey, Hadith meaning it's a statement of Allah azza wa jal outside of the Quran, that Allah
he says call Allah and oven Assura aka on Shark man Amina ameron, Assura, Kofi himari Lady talk to who was Shaka, Allah subhanaw taala is saying of all the associates, I am the most able to dispense with Association Yanni, I am in need of, of partners in the least whoever worships Me and something else along with me, I leave him to that which he associated with me, I leave him to the other thing. So if 95% of your worship is to Allah and 5% is to something else, Allah subhanaw taala directs all of it all his 95 to that other object because he is not in need of partners whatsoever. And in the narration of Ibn Majah. The hadith ends, for intimate for men who bury Wha, hoo, Lady Ashok, the
iron have nothing to do with him. And he will be for that which he associated with me.
Some Muslims make the argument that we don't worship saints and the righteous were they're just intercessors to get us close to Allah. And they make the analogy they say that if you were to go ask a king for something, you don't go directly to the king. You go through someone that is close to the king, beloved to the king, a relative of the king, and then that person intercedes. First of all, their first argument is exactly what the Mushrikeen used to say. And insert Azuma Allah subhanaw taala refutes that. When Latina Taha the woman doing he onea man or Buddha whom those who worship others besides Allah, they have other helpers and supporters, they say we don't worship them in lieu
of a rib una in Allah, His will for except that they draw us nearer to Allah. So the argument that they're using is one used by the pagans, that's always bad news. If your defense is a defense used by the pagans before, the second thing the scholar said, Allah subhanaw taala is not the type of King that needs intercessors because when a king is just you can walk up to the king, and Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi salam when he was in charge, if someone has a problem, did they have to go ask Abubaker to intercede for him to talk to an obese person? Or did they walk up to him directly because he was just same thing with a walker. And same thing with Omar, it is only the unjust ruler
that you cannot approach directly.
But what happens is that they end up directing worship towards them. Initially, they said they're only drawing us nearer to Allah. But in the end, they end up directing other acts of worship towards them. It starts with calling upon them for help when they're in need, they call upon the saint or they make dua to them, historically, the end up giving them more power and abilities, and we have all kinds of nonsense in the Muslim ummah of a sub Okta. But these are the seven who control the universe and regulate the affairs and all that giving them power way beyond or they direct other worshipped love and hope and fear towards them. Brothers and Sisters in Islam this hookah was just a
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