Shirk in Love
Fatwa No: 451186

  • Fatwa Date:5-12-2021 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 1, 1443
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Question

Someone did major shirk called “shirk in love”. The person got to know that that is a major shirk. The person felt like their nafs was wicked

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It appears from your numerous questions that you suffer from whispers, so we advise you to repel them and not pay any attention to them.

The mere feeling of a person that his soul is evil – as you mentioned – does not lead to the ruling of Kufr (disbelief) or the like, especially from the person who is afflicted with whispers.

In any case, the criteria for Shirk (polytheism) in love – as Ibn al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Tareeq al-Hijratayn is: “As for the special love that is only suitable for Allah alone, and when a person loves someone else with Him, it is polytheism which Allah does not forgive, then it is the love of servitude that necessitates humiliation, submission, veneration, perfect obedience, and preference over others.” [End of quote]

Allah knows best.

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