“shirk meaning in islam”Shirk is the opposite of tauhīd; to commit shirk is to commit the gravest sin in Islam, an act Allah will not forgive. The fundamental reason to send Prophets and Messengers towards humanity was to teach them to believe in the tauhīd of Allah and to forbid them from committing shirk.
Shirk is best translated as polytheism:
Shirk is best translated as polytheism (a mushrik would be a polytheist). Shirk is the belief that there is more than one ilâh (deity); to worship something other than Allah and/or to consider worthy of worship other than Allah , or the inclusion/partnering of others with Allah.
The holy Qur’an, Surah 4, Verse 48
Shirk is also the belief that someone is a son or daughter of Allah, or that anyone is equal to Allah.
Shirk meaning in islam and other religions:
The people of Musa and Isa before the Muslim Ummah (community) fell into shirk when certain Jews began believing that the honorable Uzair is the son of God. The same goes for the Christians
who believe that Isa is the son of God. Only the nation of Muslims, the Ummah of Muhammad , does not commit shirk or believe in idol‐gods.
The holy Prophet Muhammad was quite confident when he said about his Ummah,
“By Allah, I am not afraid that you will worship others along with Allah after my passing, but I am afraid that you will fight with one another for the worldly things.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Hadith 428
It is just as important for Muslims who know about tauhīd & shirk meaning in islam, to know and understand the severity of the sin of shirk. It follows that a Muslim loses his/her faith if he/she falsely casts another Muslim as a mushrik. It is no secret that millions of dollars, pounds, riyals etc. are being spent to label righteous Muslims as mushrik, further dividing and undermining the
Muslim Ummah and Islam. The one who does believe that there is no ilâh except Allah cannot and should not be considered a mushirk.