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There is one verse in which God is talking to the believers, the
ones who followed prophet Muhammad and chose Islam as their true
[6:121] Do not eat from that upon which the name
of GOD has not been mentioned, for it is an abomination. The devils
inspire their allies to argue with you; if you obey them, you will
be idol worshipers.
My question here is WHY?? Why would people who truly believe in
God alone, when committing what’s considered a minor sin (not
mentioning Allah’s name when they eat) are considered idol-worshipers??
It’s because they accepted the arguments of devils’
allies and disregarded God’s revelations by accepting other
source of LAW beside Him. This is clearly stated in the following
[7:3] You shall all follow what is revealed to you
from your Lord; do not follow any idols besides Him. Rarely do you
[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious
laws never authorized by GOD. If it were not for the predetermined
decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors
have incurred a painful retribution.
[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source
of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those
who received the scripture recognize that it has been
revealed from your Lord,
truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.
Now notice that whenever the word IDOL is mentioned, it’s
always accompanied by BESIDE. Meaning that idol worshipers do believe
in God (unlike the non-believers) but they always defy God’s
1. Glorifying or praising someone or something
beside God in any act for worship (prayers [doa’a], Salaat...etc.)
[43:86] None of those whom they idolize beside Him
possess any power to intercede, unless their intercession coincides
with the truth, and they fully know.
[6:82] Those who believe, and do not pollute their
belief with idol worship, have deserved the perfect security, and
they are truly guided.
[30:31] You shall submit to Him, reverence Him,
observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and—whatever you do—do
not ever fall into idol worship.
2. Following others beside God as source
of religious laws (by making things lawful or unlawful)
[43:21] Have we given them a book before this, and
they are upholding it?
[43:22] The fact is that: they said, “We found
our parents carrying on certain practices, and we are following
in their footsteps.”
[4:60] Have you noted those who claim that they
what was revealed to you,
and in what was revealed before you, then uphold the unjust laws
of their idols? They were commanded to reject such laws. Indeed,
it is the devil’s wish to lead them far astray.
[39:38] If you ask them, “Who created the
heavens and the earth?” they will say, “GOD.”
Say, “Why then do you set up idols beside GOD? If GOD willed
any adversity for me, can they relieve such an adversity? And if
He willed a blessing for me, can they prevent such a blessing?”
Say, “GOD is sufficient for me.” In Him the trusters
[3:79] Never would a human being whom GOD blessed
with the scripture and prophethood say to the people, “Idolize
me beside GOD.” Instead, (he would say), “Devote yourselves
absolutely to your Lord alone,” according to the scripture
you preach and the teachings you learn.
3. Expecting these idols to get them closer
to God or intercede on their behalf on the Day of Judgment when
these idols are unaware of being worshipped (like Jesus, Mary and
Muhammad). Note they’re all humans, righteous people and
not just statues and they, themselves, are seeking God’s mercy
[46:5] Who is farther astray than those who idolize
beside GOD idols that can never respond to them until the Day of
Resurrection, and are totally unaware of their worship?
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