HIDDEN IDOL WORSHIP (POLYTEHISM) AND OPEN IDOL WORSHIP!
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Some Muslims worship Allah to seek their gods (Money/Car/House/authority etc) that are attached to their heart!
Some polytheists worship some idols of their choice as a sutra/Qibla to direct their hearts to Allah Almighty!
Therefore, one of the greatest Saints , Hazret Ibn Arabi (Q.S) said to the people of Damasucs: “The God you worship is under my feet”!.
Since the people were worshipping their desires as their God (Ilaah), their hearts and ears were sealed , just as the Jews did not understand the arguments of Prophet Isa (A.S), Jesus Christ, they turned against Saint Ibn Arabi (q.s) in vain!
So it is written in the Book of Allah:
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?
Quran 45:23 Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?
وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُم بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُم مُّشْرِكُونَ
Wama yu/minu aktharuhum biAllahi illa wahum mushrikoona
Quran 12:106 And most of them do not believe in Allah without associating others (with Him).
Quran 42:15 Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: “I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us (is the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (our) Final Goal.
Quran 49:14 The bedouins say, “We have believed.” Say, “You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], ‘We have submitted,’ for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Imam Nawawi 40 HADITH 1
On the authority of Omar bin Al-Khattab, who said : I heard the messenger of Allah (Swalla ALLAHU alaihi wa Sallam) say : “Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and……..
he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” related by Bukhari and Muslim
So look at now, where you are standing in this world! Are you like those open polytheists, or like the hidden polytheists? or like the true believers?
Quran 6:79 Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah.”
Did you really turn your face to your LORD? or Is there other faces (money, house, luxury etc) after your LORD, for which you use HE ALMIGHTY to take you to those Faces you admire?
THEREFORE SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION NEEDED:
Quran 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it,And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.
Narrated An-Nu’man bin Bashir: (R.A)
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, ‘Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. (Sahih Bukhari/40 Hafith Nawawi)
so then why people not taking heed to purify their heart? to come to the path of the Awliya Allah, follow them as they should be followed?
So we can see that the worst shirk is hidden shirk (polytheism), as a hidden polytheist use Allah to reach to his gods in vain! (the gods of human traditions, as stated in the Gospel of Isa A.S) such (false) gods are ” power, authority, wealth, luxuries and so on. This will make man to claim lordship and blind him from the remembrance and obedience to the True Almighty God!
wa salamun alal Mursaleen
walhamduliLLAHI Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
Representative of the Naqshbandi Tariqah