Shirk is an Arabic word which means a partnership. While it is termed in Islamic theology as act of associating partnership with Allah. It is the act of rendering to a creatures respect, honour, obedience or adoration that is only due to the creator (Allah) alone. It is an unforgivable sin which all Muslims should stay away from. Allah said in following verses.
a.) "Verily Allah forgive not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him. He forgives all other (sins) to who He wills. Whose ascribes partners unto Allah has indeed invented a tremendous sin" (Q4: 48)
b.) "......So shan the filth of idol (Worship)  and shun lying speech. Turning unto Allah (only), not ascribing partners unto Him, for whose ascribes partner unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or thew wind had blown him to a far-off place." (Q22: 30-31).


Jahiliyyah literally means ignorance. Technically, it means an absence of religious guidance as a result of which corruption dominates the life of a given people. However, in the context of Islamic History; it refers to the period before Islam (known as the period of ignorance). It is the period immediately preceding the dawn of Islam. When Arabs lost contact with Divine revelation and engaged in immortality, indiscipline and anarchy.

                                            Characteristics of the Jahiliyyah period

The tribal life of Jahiliyyah Arabs was characterised by the prevailing conditions in the Arabian Peninsula before the advent of Islam. Two main ways of life could be identified.
  1. The good practises.
  2. The bad practises.

Indept study of Kalimatul Shahada

Ash'hadu An La ilaha illa Allah wa hada'u La sharikala la'u, wa ash'hadu anna Muhammad abduhu wa rasul.

I testify that there is no God except Allah alone, and i testify that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.
                  This statement of testimony shows that it is only Allah that is worth of being worshiped, since it negate every others things of being not worth of worship. It therefore declared that whatever people worship or have been worshiping are not worth of it. This statement of faith is an affirmation of strict monotheistic belief of every Muslim. Allah say in chapter 112 of the Holy Qur'an.
                    "Say He Allah is One, Allah the besought of all, He begets not, nor is He begotten and there is none comparable unto Him."
And in Q2: 163, Allah stated as follows.


Meaning of Ibadah
Ibadah is got from the root Arabic word "Abd" meaning "Servant" while Ibadah itself means worship, homage, reverence and service rendered to Allah. It also includes all lawful actions done for the sake of God. More so, abstinence from any unlawful act with the intention of obedience to Allah is also termed as Ibadah (Worship).
                  The above meaning implies that whatever a Muslim do in this World constitute an act of Ibadah because Allah says in Q56: 51 as follows:
                  "I have not created jinn and mankind other than they may worship Me"
This verse shows that 'Ibadah' refers to in this verse is all encompasses in all human endeavor and exceed the act of Five daily prayers, Five Pillars of Islam, praising and glorification of God, since Allah says that the purpose of Our creation is for worship.

Evidence on the Existence of God

The verses of Surat waqi'ah (Q56:57 -74) and other supportive verses of Holy Qur'an centered on the existence of the Almighty Creator. The verses directs the attention of Human being into three distinct areas by which we can recognize the existence of as discussed below:

1. The existence of Created thing as evidence: Every Created things did not create itself, and must have a creator. Human being can only create through the combination of already created things of Allah. But human beings cannot create anything without source (origin). Therefore, both human being and whatever they create including all other things are created by Almighty Creator (Allah) through the divine command 'Kun' 'Fayakun' meaning 'Be' and 'It become' or what they are today. Q52: 35 - 36 direct us to the end.

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