Disbelief and Polytheism
- Allah (swt) says,
“Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! Make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.”
This verse carries an important lesson for all believers. That is that Ibrahim (as), the infallible prophet of Tawheed, despite being guaranteed paradise and safety from sin and despite both his sons being prophets like him, was afraid that they all may become disbelievers and polytheists without even realising. For greater reason, it is imperative that every ordinary Muslim be terrified of committing al-Kufr or al-Shirk or any action that will take him out of the fold of Islam. The prophet T warned us that,
“… a man will wake up as a believer and will meet the night as a disbeliever, until people divide into two camps: A camp of belief that contains no hypocrisy, and a camp of hypocrisy that contains no belief.”
Verily this is a frightening Hadith for any true believer. That is why it is so important to learn about the things that can take you out of the fold of Islam in order to be on guard and protect ourselves from that.
This is a valid concern and an important step in safeguarding our Deen. For this reason, this next chapter is about matters that will decrease or negate your Imaan.