Verily, Allah created the world and everything in it in order to worship Him alone. He sent the Messengers to call people to Tawhid (i.e., the Islamic Monotheism).

The Noble Qur’an is concerned with the matter of Tawhid in most of its chapters, as it explains the danger of shirk on individuals as well as the society. Shirk is a major cause of destruction in this life and in the Hereafter.

Allah, the Most High, said: “We have not sent before you from the Messengers, except We inspired to him that He is the only One worthy of worship, so worship Him”. (Al-Anbiya’, 21:25)

Regarding this issue, Dr. Salah As-Sawi said that ‘The Muslims should be keen to stay away from all kinds of shirk (associating partners with Allah in worship).  It is also highly recommended that Muslims choose a different place for their prayer as well as their animal sacrifice. Also, it is the responsibility of the Imams to  clarify for their people in every occasion that all acts of worship should be dedicated only to Allah, the Creator. Allah says in the Qur’an: “Say: Lo! my worship and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the Worlds.” (Al-An`am, 6:162). This, of course, should be done with wisdom and beautiful admonition in order to ensure that people worship Allah alone and stay away from shirk.’

May Allah grant all of us all success