Hadith on Shirk: Prohibition of Associating Idols with Allah

📖Sahih Muslim 92
It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Mas’ud that Waki told (him) that the Messenger of Allah had observed and Ibn Numair asserted: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: He who dies associating anything with Allah would enter the Fire (of Hell). ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud said: I say that he who died without associating anything with Allah entered Paradise.

  • This Hadith is a narration from Sahih Muslim, one of the six major Hadith collections in Sunni Islam. The Hadith states that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that anyone who dies while associating partners with Allah (i.e., committing shirk) will be punished in the Hellfire. This means that the act of associating partners with Allah is considered a grave sin in Islam and is considered one of the greatest sins a person can commit. On the other hand, Abdullah bin Masud, one of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him), holds a differing opinion. He believes that anyone who dies without committing shirk will enter Paradise. This means that avoiding shirk and believing in the Oneness of Allah is a fundamental aspect of Islam and a prerequisite for entering Paradise.

Overall, the Hadith emphasizes the importance of believing in the Oneness of Allah and avoiding shirk in order to attain salvation in the Hereafter.