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Wearing Aqeeq is recommended according to authentic Hadeeths. It is not Shirk at all to wear Aqeeq because we never think that the Aqeeq is partner of Allah in any way. Allah kept certain benefits in certain things in His creatures. Benefits of wearing Aqeeq is a gift from Allah.
Someone asked if God can create a person and command us to worship him. My friend responded that Allah can do that because nothing is impossible for Him. Is this correct, or did my friend commit Shirk by saying that?
Allah is able to do whatever He wants but Allah never orders people to do wrong. Worshiping other than Allah is most dangerous act as Allah says in Quran: Surely, polytheism is dangerous injustice. (Sura 31, verse 13).
We read in Quran about the enemies of Allah who claim that Allah ordered them to do what they do (Nay, Allah never commands wrong) Sura 7, verse 28.
The absolute ability of Allah (SWT) to do whatever He wants does not mean that He misguide or orders or commands wrong. Allah never orders people to worship other than their Creator who is Allah (SWT).
Please advise your friend that his answer was not correct.
To worship means to appoint someone/something as divine. This could be in practice, and it could be in one's intention and in their heart.
When any Muslim says or does something, then under no circumstance would they want to defy their religion and leave the perimeters of faith by ascribing a partner to Almighty God, or do shirk, or claim someone/something as being divine.
Any Muslim would know that there is only 1 God, and He has no partner, and He is the only Divine being.
Merely to say Ya, or Labayk does not mean the individual you are referring to is divine. A genuine seeker of the truth would certainly agree with this.
You can say Ya to God, and you can also say Ya to your neighbour, if you are drowning and seek help, for example. The Quran talks about this, saying Ya Musa (a.s.), and beseeching him, doing what we call istighatha.
To say Ya to someone alive, for the purpose of asking for help, cannot be irrational or haram.
Now, to say Ya to someone who is dead, is that ok?
Of course, we do not beseech help or assistance, or intercession from any person, but rather from those who are closer to Almighty God. Those who are considered as "waseelah" to Him.
And such people do hear us, even though they have departed this world, as the Quran [2:154] says:
So, when we say Ya Muhammad, or Ya Ali, etc, it is not taken as worship at all. It does not fall under the category of 'ibadah, so how can it be shirk?
With prayers for your success.
I have been dealing with Waswasa and OCD for a while now. I get Shirk thoughts even during Ramadan though I don’t believe in them nor act on them. Do my fasts become invalid? And is there some cure for this condition?
Your fast is valid. Bad thoughts which annoy you will not harm your faith nor your worshipping Allah.
Repeating Isteghfaar and repeating Salawaat and repeating La Hawla wala Qowwata ILLA Billah and reciting Sura Tawheed is very useful always especially in driving away satanic thoughts.