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Calling upon saints
What reasons do Muslims give for their calling on intermediaries such as saints? Why make such a fuss over this?




10 nullifiers of Islaam by Shaykh Ibn Baaz (رَحِمَهُ اللهُ)
A Muslim may abandon Islaam by committing one of the nullifiers that make his blood and money violable and turn him out of the fold of Islaam.




Lesser shirk
Lesser shirk does not take (a person) out of the Religion.




Nullifier of Islam 1 Shirk
Are there things that may cancel out the testimony of faith that a person makes?




Seeking assistance from the dead
The difference between the ‘Aqeedah of the Salaf as-Saalih and the ‘Aqeedah of the grave worshipping Soofees.




What is shirk asghar (lesser shirk)?
Shirk akbar is that which takes a person out of the religion. And shirk asghar (the lesser shirk) is what is less than that.




Did the Angels Harut and Marut teach Magic?
Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, sent down the two angels to teach magic to the people, since magic was widespread at that time...




Nullifier of Islam 2: Overruling other legislations
Not accepting that the rules and regulations that Muhammad (peace and blessings came with) may cancel out the testimony of faith.




Nullifier of Islam 3: Sorcery
Practising magic or being pleased with magic being practised may cancel out the testimony of faith.




Hanging a piece of metal as a charm to bring about benefit or prevent evil
And if Allaah touches you with harm, there is none who can remove it but He...




Prostration before anyone or anything other than Allaah
If they insist on offering Sujood to anyone other than Allaah after being informed, they should be sentenced to death for apostasy.




Bowing to parents
Rukoo‘ is a form of worship; therefore, it is impermissible to bow before anyone other than Allaah the Exalted.




Is swearing by other than Allaah considered Shirk?
Swearing by anyone or anything other than Allaah, whether it is an angel, a prophet or any other creature, is forbidden.




Jinn, hypnosis and swearing by people
It is not permissible as it is Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship).




Swearing by graves and Shaykhs
It is Haram (prohibited) to swear by a shrine or a Shaykh.




Exaggeration regarding graves and building Masjids (mosques) over them
Offering `Ibaadah to graves and false gods is an act of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship).




People who visit the domes built over graves
Tawaaf (Circumambulation) around graves is Haram, and if it is performed with the intention of drawing closer to the deceased occupant of the grave, this is major Shirk.




Making Tawaaf around a grave
It is not permissible to make Tawaaf around the grave of a prophet or any other person.


 
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