Does the following words constitute Shirk?

Aww. does it constitute shirk if someone says my son will become my 'sahaara' support in old age...she did not mean shirk , just that Allah make him pious and a waseela of help,  may he be of support and help in her old age. hear from you soon. wslm

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The word “Sahara” is an Urdu word meaning “support/help”. It is not a specific name or attribute of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), therefore, the statement “My son will become my Sahara” does not constitute Shirk.

The statement in reference is merely a Du’aa that the son assists the mother in her old age. That does not constitute Shirk as long as the mother believes that Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is the real supporter and helper.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Moulana Ismail Desai, Student Darul Iftaa Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by, Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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