Removing Doubts About Shirk – Kashf Ash-Shubuhaat (Removing Doubts About Shirk)
REMOVING DOUBTS ABOUT SHIRK
Nuh (alaihis-salaam), Allaah sent him to his people when they exaggerated the status of the righteous people [such as] Wadd, Suwa, Yaghuth, Ya’uq, and Nasr.
And the last of the Messengers was Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and he smashed the statues of these righteous people. Allaah sent him to a people who were given to devotion and worship, would make the pilgrimage, give charity and remember Allaah often.
That For Which the Mushriks Were Fought Against
However, they made some of the creatures into intermediaries between themselves and Allaah, and they would say “we seek nearness (taqarrub) to Allaah from them” and “we seek their intercession from them with Allaah”.
Such (creatures) included the Angels, Eesaa, Maryam, and others from among the righteous people.
That For Which The Messengers Were Sent So Allaah sent Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) so that he would revive for them the religion of Ibraheem (alaihis-salaam) and so that he would inform them that this nearness (taqarrub) and this belief (intifada) [that they held and directed through the creatures]
is the sole right of Allaah, and that it does not befit anyone besides Allah, neither a near Angel (to Allaah) and nor a Messenger that was sent – aside from the Creator alone, with whom there is no partner.