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Regarding Idol worship why idol worship was abolished by Prophet Muhammad (saws) finally & those who were prophets before Muhammad (saws) like Prophet Ibrahim, Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus Please answer

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Why didnt the Prophet (saws) allow idol worship?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The invocation or worshipping of any thing or being other than the Being of Allah Subhanah is the single biggest sin the sight of the Merciful Lord! Each and every Prophet of Allah that came on the earth cautioned the people of this gravest of all sins, and guided them to invoke and worship none but the One True Lord, Who created everything in existence.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Hud verses 25-26: We sent Noah to

his people (with a mission): "I have come to you with a Clear Warning: "That ye

serve none but Allah (Alone): Verily! I do fear for you the Penalty of a Grievous

Day."

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Hud verse 50: To the `Ad People (We sent) Hud, one of their own brethren. He said: "O my people! Worship Allah (Alone) ! Ye have no other god but Him. (Your other gods) are nothing but falsehood that you have forged!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Hud verse 61: To the Thamud People (We sent) Salih one of their own brethren. He said: "O my people! Worship Allah (Alone) : Ye have no other god but Him. It is He Who hath produced you from the earth and settled you therein: then ask forgiveness of Him and turn to Him (in repentance): for my Lord in (always) near ready to answer."

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Hud verse 84: To the Madyan people (We sent) Shuaib, one of their own brethren: He said: "O my people! Worship Allah (Alone) : Ye have no other god but Him. And give not short measure or weight: I see you in prosperity but I fear for you the Penalty of a Day that will compass (you) all round.

 

Every Prophet of Allah Subhanah who was sent on earth came with the same message of Tauheed or Islamic Monotheism to guide people to leave aside all their other self-invented gods, and invoke and worship the One True Lord and Creator Alone! They invited their people to the One Creator with logic, and reasoning, and patience; some believed, but most of the arrogant people disbelieved in their Mission and their Message!


 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 21-22: O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord who created you and those who came before you that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness.

(He) Who has made the earth your couch, and the heaven your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah, when ye know (the truth).

 

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Naml verses 59-64:

59 Say: Praise be to Allah and Peace on His servants whom He has chosen (for his Message). (Who) is better? Allah or the false gods they (the disbelievers) associate with Him?

60 Or who has created the heaven and the earth and who sends you down rain from the sky? Yea, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty and delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay! They are a people who swerve from justice.

61 Or who has made the earth firm to live in; made rivers in its midst; set thereon mountains immovable; and made a separating bar between the two bodies of flowing water? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay! Most of them know not.

62 Or who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Little it is that ye heed!

63 Or who guides you through the depths of darkness on land and sea, and who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings going before His mercy? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? High is Allah above what they associate with Him!

64 Or who originates Creation then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say "Bring forth your argument if ye are telling the truth!"

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 6: He created you (all) from a single person: then created of like nature his mate; and He sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you in the wombs of your mothers in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. Such is Allah your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) Dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye turned away (from the Truth)?

 

The real question, thus should be, why do people invoke or worship idols, graves, images, objects of nature, or any other objects and beings instead (or with) Allah Subhanah???

 

These idols or graves by itself never can guide, nor create anything, nor can help, nor can hear, nor can they do anything for themselves or the ones who invoke them! Then why invoke or worship them when they can do nothing.absolutely nothing!!!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 26 Surah Shuaraa verse 69-82:And tell them the story of Ibrahim, when he asked his father and his people: What are these things that you worship? They answered, These are idols which we worship and we serve them devotedly. Ibrahim asked, Do they hear you when you call on them? Or do they bring any good or harm to you? They replied, No, but we have found our elders doing the same. At this, Ibrahim said, Have you ever seen with open eyes the things which you and your elders have been worshipping? They are all enemies to me, except the One Lord of the Worlds, Who created me, then He it is Who guides me, Who gives me food and drink, and Who gives me health when I am ill, Who will cause me to die and then will give me life again, and of Whom I expect that He will forgive me my errors on the Day of Judgment.

 

The belief of these idol or grave worshippers is that behind every idol or image or grave is a personality, whom the people consider extremely pious and close to the All Mighty Lord. These ignorant people, just because they cannot see the All Mighty Lord, then make images, or idols, or take their graves and start serving and celebrating them in their false belief that if these personalities behind their idols and graves are happy with them, and because of their influence with the Creator, they can get their supplications answered from Him! And behind every idol, every image, and every grave there is always a group of unscrupulous religiously-clad supposedly holy people who propagate the wonders and miracles their idols and graves have supposedly done in the past for many distressed souls . And these ignorant followers follow all their demands, and perform all the rites and rituals according to their whims and fancies, and try their utmost to obey these false holy men, and please these idols and gravesin the false hope that they might receive some good! And in their ignorance, these people give all their devotion, and time, and service, and sacrifice, and invocation, and worship to their false gods and thus deny or share the biggest Right of their True Creator and Sustainer!

 

This sin of associating, invoking, and worshipping other objects or beings with Allah Subhanah (or shirk) is so abhorrent, and so despicable, and so despised in the sight of Allah Subhanahthat He has Himself declared that He will, if He Pleases, forgive all sins of man, but He will never ever forgive the person who commits shirk on the Day of Judgment! He has Himself declared that He has forbidden Paradise for the doers of shirk, and will leave them in Hell Fire forever! He has also declared that whatever good deeds one might have done, if one dies in the state of shirk; He will never ever accept any of their good deeds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.

 

Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48:Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:If you commit shirk all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.

 

Thus the Merciful Lord, sent His Messengers and revealed His Books of Guidance to give good news to the people who believed in Him and His Guidance, of His Mercy and eternal Reward; and warn the evil and arrogant people who refused to accept Him Alone as their Lord and Sustainer of His Wrath and everlasting Punishment!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


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