In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
“May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You”
Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
DARGAH WORSHIP = SHIRK …. HELL
Dargah is a persian word which signifies Shrine.
Allah says in the Quran: ” Most of them believe not in Allah except that they attribute partners unto Him” The Holy Quran, Chapter 12, Verse 106″
Allah SWT orders, “Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped)” [Al-Baqarah 2:222]
Shirk is the gravest transgression and sin that a human being can commit. “Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills.” [An-Nisa 4:48].
“And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray’’[An-Nisa 4:116].
Many believe that worshiping the Dead Saints located in Dargahs is part of Islam as this has been done by Millions of Muslims.
Above photo shows a Muslim man bowing to a Dead Saint, this behavior is called association of partners to Allah. Meaning to invoke someone or somethings name together with Allah or in its place.
I will provide logical proof that this has no place in Islam and can only be considered as SHIRK (Association of Partners with Allah)
I will highlight some of the main concepts of Islam, take close notice to the RED HIGHLIGHTED AREAS. (Majority of Translations from Dar-Us-Salam.com)
The FIRST PILLAR of Islam – The First Kalima (Kalima of Islam)
There is none worthy of worship but ALLAH and Muhammad is his Messenger.
The Second Kalima (Testification)
There is none worthy of worship but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s worshipper and Messenger.
The Third Kalima (Glorification of Allah)
“Glory be to Allah and All praise be to Allah and There is none worthy of worship but Allah and Allah is the greatest and there is no power and might except from Allah. The Most High, The Great.”
Allah says in the Quran in under Surah Al Fatihah – verse 5
You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).
This message is repeated all over the Quran, over and over again, numerous times to remind us that we should only worship Allah and should never associate any Partners with him. By doing this openly or hiding from others we commit ourselves to the worst unforgivable act, as Allah has said clearly in the Quran.
The Above Picture shows Ajmer Sharif – A famous Shrine in India, Although Azan is heard it is mostly ignored as their rituals will always continue.
The above picture shows the gifts which can be easily bought (Sold by Muslims) to cover the dead Saints Tomb as an act of worship.
The above picture is from Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah in India where people worship the Dead and make donations to those who manage it.
There is simply no difference between either of the above groups
If we start worshipping others besides Allah or associate partners to Allah the Almighty then we would become the same as Hindus or Christians as they commit this sin on a daily basis.
Al-Bukhari and Muslim report that Aishah said: “When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was close to death, he covered his face with a cloth, and then when it became difficult for him to breathe, he uncovered his face and said:
“May Allah curse the Jews and Christians who took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship – do not imitate them.”
And, (added Aishah,) “If it had not been for this, his grave might have been raised above ground, but it was feared that it would be taken as a place of worship.”
Book At-Tawheed, Chapter: 18
It is authentically reported on the authority of Aishah that Um Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them both) told the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) about a church she had seen in Abyssinia in which there were pictures. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Those people, when a righteous member of their group or a pious slave (of Allah swt ) dies, they build a mosque over his grave and make images therein; by so doing, they combine two evils: (i) The evil of the graves and (ii) the evil of images.”
The rules of the grave are four:
1. For men to visit them without undertaking a journey to do so, is a favorable act because it reminds them of the Hereafter.
2. Building over graves and burning lights over them is totally forbidden because it leads inevitably toShirk.
3. Taking the occupants of graves as intercessors, or supplicating them directly is an act of major Shirkbecause supplication is a form of worship and directing it to other than Allah is an act of Shirk.
Usual replies from Muslims who strongly believe in Dargah’s and will refuse to read and understand the Quran:
COMMON RESPONSE 1: Where does it say in the Quran that we are not allowed to?
It is indeed ironic to hear from those who do not understand a word of the Quran to be asking where in the Quran does it say. It certainly demonstrates that they have never even tried to understand the Quran. Here I illustrate some of the statements Allah has made forbidding these forms of worship, however he has left for us to understand it and to act upon it.
COMMON RESPONSE 2: Your a Wahabi.
In Islam there is no such thing as sects, Wahabis, Sunnis, Shias, Etc… do not exist in Allah’s viewEVERYONE IS EITHER A MUSLIM or a NON-MUSLIM. It is the people who have created SECTS. Nevertheless Wahabis would be correct in only worshipping Allah and not to associate anyone to the Almighty. But that does not mean we have to become Wahabi/Hanafi/etc… we have to become a better Muslim and follow the Quraan and Sunnah.
COMMON RESPONSE 3: Are you saying that my parents and everyone that I know are wrong and you are right ?
It is not a question or being right or wrong. However it is a question of who bothered to read and understand the Quran, unfortunately majority will read the Quran but will not understand it.
COMMON RESPONSE 4: All Muslims will go to Jannat, this is a promise from Allah / Prophet (pbuh)
This is certainly correct, but those who associate partners with Allah break the first Pillar which is to worship none other then Allah and therefore cannot be considered that they are Muslims, therefore this would not apply to them as this would only apply to TRUE MUSLIMS.
COMMON RESPONSE 5: No matter how many sins we commit, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has promised to take every Muslim out from Hell.
This is also correct, however again the same applies here. This would apply only True Muslims who worshiped Allah and no one else that have committed sins. The Messenger has cursed those who associate partners or who worship graves, he would not return for those who he has cursed.
COMMON RESPONSE 6: They completely ignore you.
No point ignoring this subject as it is the first thing you will be judged upon in the grave when your time is up.
Allah and his prophet (pbuh) made it crystal clear for those who want to read and understand that:
1. Worshiping anyone other then Allah is a Major Sin – Shirk (Association of partners with Allah)
2. That placing images in places of worship is among the deeds of the Christians.
3. The forbiddance of building mosques over graves. The above Hadith proves that building a place of worship over the grave of a righteous man is strongly condemned – and therefore what may be said of one who actually worships its occupant?
4. The prohibition of placing images over graves.
5. Dedicating yourself to worshiping anyone but Allah is a form of Shirk. (Prohibited by Allah and his Messenger)
6. Any other form of worship to anyone other then Allah even by using his name together with someone elses is an act of Shirk.
Those who involve in such acts are ignorant who do not want to open their eyes and will respond in the same manner as those who used to respond to the Messenger when worshiping Idols.
Those who worship anyone but Allah or associate partners with Allah, Allah says the following in the Quran:
“And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the polytheists and wrong doers. And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His favors which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He wills. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 10, Verses 106-107
“Verily Allah forgives not setting up partners in worship with Him. But He forgives whom He pleases, sins other than that (shirk)” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 4, Verse 116
“Verily whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah Has forbidden paradise for him and the fire will be his abode” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 5, Verse 72
ALLAH’S PUNISHMENT FOR WORSHIPPING ANYONE OR ASSOCIATING ANY PARTNERS TO HIM IS HELL / JAHANNUM – WITH NO RETURN AND NO FORGIVENESS
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