| 2 Doctrine of Monotheism


The introduction of Shirk into the Muslim Nation

Introduction


Allah, Most High, says about the Jews and the Christians (interpretation of meaning): Have you not seen those who were given a portion of the Scripture, who believe in superstition and false objects of worship and say about the disbelievers, "These are better guided than the believers as to the way"? Quran 4:51 In his commentary on the ayah, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: “If those who were given a heavenly scripture believed in superstition and false objects of worship, and (it is established) that some people from this nation would inevitably follow the ways of the previous nations, this essentially mean that some Muslims shall believe in superstition and false objects of worship as well.” [27] See Al-Qawl Al-Mufeed 'ala Kitaab Al-Tawheed 1\456
Ibn Baadees said: (Alas, many groups of people today turn to some dead people, call upon them, submissively stand before their graves with full reverence, and supplicate them, believing that they can bring them closer to Allah and therefore they take them as intermediaries between themselves and Him. They even believe that these dead people can fulfil their needs, grant their wishes, and ward off calamities ... Many people today offer animal sacrifices at the shrines to please the dead people, seek their help, or thank them for their (purported) disposal of their affairs, the benefits they (supposedly) gave them, or the harms they (allegedly) warded off ... Moreover, many people today regard certain trees and stones as holy, give them names, glorify them, dedicate animal sacrifices to them, light candles and burn sticks for them, seek blessing from them, and the like of the pre-Islamic practices of Shirk or even more heinous!” [28] See Majaalis Al-Tathkeer min Hadeeth Al-Basheer Al-Natheer (p. 95-97)
Furthermore, Hamood Al-Tuwayjiri said: (Reality attested to what has been stated in these Hadeeths; many people departed from the true religion of Allah, the veneration of shrines and graves prevailed in various parts of the world, and people took many of them as objects of worship besides Allah! In addition, more and more people have become infatuated with social communism and applied man-made laws! … Indeed, we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.) [29] See Ithaaf Al-Jamaa'ah bima Jaa' Fee Al-Fitan wa Al-Malaahim wa Ashraat Al-Saa'ah 2\225