Following Hadith as Revelation is Idolatry
By Omid Gul - 13 SEPTEMBER 2016
The word "shirk" is used consistently in the Qur'an to mean the act of setting partner/s with God. For example, in 6:114 and 42:21 we read that God is the only source of law, so anyone who upholds any source of law other than God’s law (Quran) is guilty of "shirk":
(Qur'an 6:114) Shall I seek other than God as a judge when He has sent down to you the Book fully detailed?
(Qur'an 42:21) Or do they have partners who legislate for them religious laws which were not authorized by God? If it were not for a predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed the transgressors shall have a painful punishment.
In 12:106 we read how the majority of those who believe in God (which includes those that adhere to the religion known as Islam) are actually committing "shirk".
(Qur'an 12:106) The majority of them who believe in God do not do so without practicing ‘shirk’ (setting partners with God).
In 4:48, God says that the act of shirk is a "great sin":
(Qur'an 4:48) God does not forgive that partners be set up with Him, and He forgives other than that for whom He pleases. Whoever sets up partners with God has indeed invented a great sin.
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