Nafees Sabir

Minor Shirk

Shirk Asghar (Minor Shirk) and What It Means To Be Involved In It

I dwelled upon the perils of the major Shirk and consequent never-ending punishment and continuous infliction of torture on its perpetrator. In this write-up, I would like to underscore the gravity of the minor Shirk which is often not so apparent but is there. This category of Shirk (polytheism) should never be taken lightly as is the scenario in the Indian sub-continent. There are examples which indicate that the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) took this sort of Shirk very earnestly.