Prohibitions in Islam - Page 6

sacrifice to Allah and in the name of Allah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah will curse the one who sacrifices to anything other than Allah.” (Reported by Imam Muslim, may Allah have mercy on him, in his Sahih, No. 1978, ‘Abd Al-Baaqi edition).
This sin combines two haram deeds, that of sacrificing to anything other than Allah and that of sacrificing in the name of anything other than Allah, both of which make the meat of the animal slaughtered haram. One of the forms of sacrificing to anything other than Allah which was known during the first Jaahiliyyah and is still widespread nowadays is the practice of “offering a sacrifice to the jinn,” whereby upon buying or constructing a house, or digging a well, people slaughter an animal at its entrance, out of fear of harm from the resident jinn. (See Tafseer Al-’Azeez Al-Hameed, Al-Iftaa’ edition, Pg. 158)
Allowing what Allah has forbidden and forbidding what Allah has allowed
Another widespread form of Al-shirk Al-Akbar is the sin of allowing what Allah has forbidden and forbidding what Allah has allowed, or believing that anyone has the right to do so except Allah, or referring matters for judgment to jaahili (non-Islamic) courts freely and by choice, and believing that this is permissible. Allah has mentioned this form of major kufr in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah)” [Al-Tawbah 9:31]
When ‘Adiyy Ibn Haatim heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) recite this aayah, he said, “But they were not worshipping them.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) replied, “Yes, but they permitted things that Allah had forbidden, and the people accepted this, and they forbade things that Allah had allowed, and the people accepted this too, and this is a form of worshipping them.” (Reported by Al Bayhaqi in Al-Sunan Al-Kubraa, 10/116. See also Al-Tirmidhi, No. 3095. Al-Albaani classified it as hasan in Ghaayat Al-Maraam, Pg. 19).
Allah described the mushrikeen as (interpretation of the meaning): “[those who do not] forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth” [Al-Tawbah 9:29]
And Allah said (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you and you have made of it lawful and unlawful.’ Say: ‘Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?’” [Younus 10:59]
Magic, fortune-telling and divination
Other widespread forms of shirk are: magic, fortune-telling and divination. Magic (sihr) is an act of kufr, and one of the seven sins which doom a person to Hell. It causes harm but no benefit. Allah says of the one who learns it (interpretation of the meaning): “And they learn that which harms them and profits them not” [Al-Baqarah 2:102] “and the magician will never be successful, no matter what amount (of skill) he may attain).” [Ta-Ha 20:69]
The one who deals in magic is a kaafir, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

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