Is Du’a to the dead Shirk?
الحمد لله رب العالمين و العاقية للمتقين و لا عدوان الا على الظالمين و اصلي و اسلم على عبده و رسوله محمد و على اله و صحبه و سلم تسليما كثيرا. اما بعد
Allah has stated in his book:
“And whoso obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allâh has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqûn (those followers of the Prophets who were first and foremost to believe in them, like Abu Bakr As-Siddîq (رضي الله عنه), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are!” 4:69
This verse in the Qur’an clarifies to us that the straight path, the path of those who are favoured by Allah ta’ala, is that of obedience to Allah and his Messenger. Additionally, Allah has promised that individuals who do so fall into the auspicious company of the Prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous.
Likewise, those who disobey Allah and the Messenger are those who Allah hasn’t bestowed his favours upon. Rather, they have earned the hatred of Allah and have deviated from the straight path. Furthermore, they would not earn the companionship of the highly favoured.
Not being a stranger to controversy, Yasir Qadhi, whose statements and philosophy often run contrary to the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah has fallen into a bottomless pit of misguidance. Allah ta’ala has indeed disgraced him to such an extent that he doesn’t comprehend the reason why Allah has created him, sent Prophets, Messengers and books. Allah has said in his book:
“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tâghût1 (all false deities i.e. do not worship Tâghût besides Allâh).” Then of them were some whom Allâh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth)”. 16:36
Allah has also said:
“And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) but We revealed to him (saying): Lâ ilâha illa Ana [none has the right to be worshipped but I (Allâh)], so worship Me (Alone and none else).” 21:25
For this reason, with the aid of Allah ta’ala, I shall make an attempt with this series to dismantle, destroy and obliterate Yasir Qadhi’s deviant ideology which seeks to sanitize Shirk to the Western Masses.
At first, I shall write this refutation in a series of posts and afterward the posts shall be edited, compiled and published into one single, easy to read file. The following are the topics that shall be posted for the next month- two months (in sha Allah) regarding Qadhi’s faulty principles:
- Why did Allah create mankind?
- Definition of the word (إله). Under this comes three subchapters:
I. The definition of worship.
Ii. The definition of Shirk.
Iii. The definition of La Ilaha Ill Allah.
- Argument of Yasir Qadhi: If one doesn’t believe that that which they are invoking doesn’t possess Godly powers it isn’t Shirk. And this also comes under some subchapters:
I. Evidences from the Qur’an that the Mushrikeen believed that their idols didn’t have Godly powers.
Ii. The reasons why the Mushrikeen worshipped their idols.
Iii. Evidences that invoking other than Allah is Shirk.
- Is the belief that Major Shirk is invoking other than Allah a “Najdi” belief? Under this are two subchapters:
I. Why does Yasir Qadhi target Sh. Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab?
Ii. What Pre- “Najdi” Da’wah scholars have said regarding invoking other than Allah.
I ask Allah to make this effort as one that is sincere, for his pleasure only and to make it a means of closeness to him and a means to expiate my sins and of those who read it and spread it.