In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful


The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means.

The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus.

 Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's ("God's") religion; the total submission to the will of Allah "God".

The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah" and doing that surrender and submission peacefully. By peacfully it means that one does not complain about surrendering nor submitting one's will to that of what Allah orders him/her to do. Anyone who does so is termed a "Muslim",  . Hence, it was not a new religion brought by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Arabia in the seventh century, but only the true religion of Allah re-expressed in its final form

Allah is the Creator of all that's is in the heavens and the earth. Allah is the True and only Creator, and only He deserves to be worshipped. nothing else is worthy of worship; not stones, statues, crosses, the sun , the moon, star, temples, animals, saints, priest, movie stars, football stars, or religious people. All of those are created beings and worshiping them is associate partners with Allah and this is the only sin which wont be forgiven on the day of judgment and will condemn a man or women to hell forever.

Allah is the Arabic word for God and its is the personal name which He gave Himself in the Quran

Associating partners with Allah is the most evil sin that a human being can commit and it is the only sin that unforgivable. If a person commits a sin and dies without repenting then Allah may choose to forgive him or may choose to punish him for some time in the hellfire.  However if a person commits any form of major shirk and dies without repentance then he/she will not be forgiven and will remain in the hell fire forever.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases . . . [al-Nisaa4:48]

Narrated by Abu Bakrah, who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Shall I not tell you of the most serious of the major sins?three times. We said, Of course, O Messenger of Allaah! He said, Associating anything in worship with Allaah . . .
(Agreed upon; see al-Bukhaari, no. 2511, al-Bagha edition).

Types of Shirk