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Assalam o alaikum. I have a friend, who seldom uses the phrase 'god of ---'. For example, if they think that a person is very good at art they would call them 'god of art'. We, being muslims, believe in only 1 God. But I was looking at an english dictionary for the meaning of the word 'god' and there were different meanings, 1 of which was 'the master/best of something'. I am a bit confused and although they used this word in a different way,I am worried for my friend. I want to make sure if calling a person 'god of art' or 'god of ...whatever' is permissable in Islam or not. I shall be waiting for your reply. salam

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@Moeez Akhtar, what the brother has said in his answer is not the haqq. Al Hamdulilahee that you took the time to define this word god. What needs to be done is a word history on this pagan word that stems from pagan roots, as I have done and it is clear this word has nothing to do with Allah nor His attributes. Now your friend using the term in the manner the word is not wrong for the definition says supreme being, and Allah is not a being supreme or not. Allah is the creator and sustsiner of beings supreme or not, for nothing in creation is like Allah high above is Allah to what they ascribe to Him. We practice islam with the itteebah of the Rasul saws, meaning we do things the way said to do it or done it. Allah azza wal jall has called Himself by 81 names in the Qur'an and His Rasul called Him by 18 in his sunnah, this makes up what we call the 99 attributes. None of them coincides with the definition to the Greek word God. This error many muslims fall into by equating this pagan title to Allah. This is where the shirk lies, which is shirk ul khafi and this form of shirk the Rasul saws feared most for his ummah and described it as a black ant on a black rock in the thick of darkness, meaning one can not see it but it is there. I seek refuge with Allah from that. Read the pist Allah and god thoroughly ma'shallah I shown with textual proof that Allah is not god and this is by definition. There is no Allah but Allah. There are many gods.... please do read and beloved donot accept islam without textual proof.... salaam I humbly await your reply...

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answered 823935 yaqin's gravatar image

Just say God has a plural? Whereas Allah don't.

Anyway its over-complicating matters. There is no God except Allah, simple as that.

(Feb 24 at 16:48) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ أَنْ أُشْـرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنا أَعْـلَمْ، وَأَسْتَـغْفِرُكَ لِما لا أَعْـلَم

"O Allaah, I take refuge in you lest I should commit shirk with you knowingly, and I seek your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly."

Expiated by reciting it thrice. This is beauty of Islam: its simplicity and the solution it offers. Right now I was thinking if I was committing shirk all along, but you need to know the sin first.

My suggestion is to spread the solution and the problem, and shirk-al-khafi (am i correct?) should be made aware of.

I say add to your answer this solution.

(Feb 24 at 17:10) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

This is little less palatable to a non-Muslim (including monotheistic faiths) than a Muslim, must I add. Just a general viewpoint.

(Feb 24 at 17:30) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Yet a better solution might be to use word god but write it God with first capital. You might not agree, but I am of the viewpoint that this signifies one and only Allah.

(Feb 24 at 17:32) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

No brother this is not right it doesn't matter whether you use a capitol or not it is shirk. You say it is over complicated and I disagree for it is simple, use the names given by Allah and his Rasul saws for all other names is an innovation, also you are overlooking the facts that gud, guth, gad=god and all are pagan titles. So how can you use this, I gave the solution to the question as I always do al hamdulilahee and that being don't use it when refering to Allah and I gave the reasons why. Using own qiyas is very dangerous in islam for the shaytan was the first to use qiyas.

(Feb 24 at 17:53) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

http://community.islam.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=235

Since Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) disapproves, now I disapprove of it as well. This shirk will be eliminated. Leave something :)

(Feb 24 at 19:02) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

Al hamdulilahee, may Allah reward you brother now it is your duty to make other muslims aware of this practice which has crept into the perfected deen of Allah. You will not begin to believe how many muslims I debated this with and they could not grasp that this is wrong and dangerous for ones soul. Always remember this one fact beloved he whom Allah intends good for HE gives him understanding of the deen. May Allah guide you. Salaam

(Feb 24 at 21:21) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image
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Salam,

If he is a Muslim, then you should of course tell him that it is wrong. Saying that 'he is a God of art' means he is equivalent to Allah who is God himself. This would thus be a shirk (associating partners with Allah) which is an unpardonable sin to Allah.

example if he is god of art, then to a layman it might imply that he is perfect in art, which is not the case, as humans are not perfect.

And if you have convinced him, and still refuses to rectify, then he will be accounted for on Day of Judgement and indeed Allah is swift in taking account of disbelievers, and he will be amongst the losers.

So I wouldn't even recommend using God attribute to a human because a human was created by Allah Himself.

"Say: 'Call upon other (gods) whom ye fancy, besides Allah. They have no power,- not the weight of an atom,- in the heavens or on earth: No (sort of) share have they therein, nor is any of them a helper to Allah." (34:22)

Jazakallah Khair

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Thank you.

(Feb 24 at 12:30) Moeez Akhtar Moeez%20Akhtar's gravatar image
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