Shirk spoils one’s worship…


Sheikh al Islam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (رحمه الله) said:

“So when you come to realise that Allaah created you in order to worship Him, then know that worship is not called worship unless it is accompanied by Tawheed, just as prayer is not called that unless it is accompanied by (ritual) purity. So if Shirk enters into one’s worship, it ruins it, just like impurity when it enters into the (ritual) purity. So when you come to realise that Shirk- when mixed into one’s worship- spoils it, invalidates one’s actions, and makes the person who possesses it into one who will reside eternally in the Hellfire, you will know that the most important  thing that is binding upon you is to gain knowledge of that, so that perhaps Allaah may absolve you from this trap, which is ascribing partners to Allaah (i.e. Shirk) about which Allaah has said: ‘Verily, Allaah does not forgive that partners be ascribed to Him in worship, but He forgives what is lesser than that to whom He wills’ [Surah An-Nisaa:48]”

[The Four Principles of Shirk]

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