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Strengthening of the Faith
Shah Ismail Shaheed
1. Publisher's Note
2. Preface
3. Prelude
Chapter One
Description ofTa uhi d

4. People's unawareness
5. The acts leading to polytheism
6. Those who profess to have Faith in Allah while their actions reeking of polytheism
7. The verdict of Qur'an
8. None but Allah is the Capable
9. None is the supporter other than Allah
10. None is the sustainer other than Allah
11. The reality ofShi r k

Chapter Two
Categories and aspects ofShi r k

12.Shir k in knowledge
13.Shir k in disposing
14.Shir k in worship
15.Shir k in one's daily routine chores

Chapter Three
The Vices of Polytheism
The Virtues of Monotheism

16. The polytheism cannot be forgiven
17. ExplainingShi rk
18.Shir k, the greatest of all vices
19.Tauhi d is the only way out
20. Allah is disgusted withShi rk
21. Affirming the Oneness of Allah prior to the dawn of time itself
22.Shir k cannot be presented as an authority
23. The excuse of forgetfulness shall not be accepted
24. The basic teachings of the Prophets and the Scriptures

25. Tauhid and forgiveness
Chapter Four
The negation ofShir k in knowledge

26. Only Allah possess the knowledge ofGhai b
27. The one who claims to have the knowledge ofGhai b, is a liar
28. The matters ofGhai b
29. Do not call upon anyone but Allah
30. Allah Alone, possesses the power of benefit and inflicting harm
31. The original assignment of the Prophets
32. The Prophets do not have the knowledge of unseen

33. The saying of the Prophet {Peace be upon Him} regarding the knowledge of the unseen
34. The saying of Aisha{Peace be upon Her}
Chapter Five
The Negation ofShir k in Authority

35. Allah is the One Who causes benefit and inflicts harm
36. None is the sustainer except Allah
37. Invoke none but Allah
38. No intercession without His Permission
39. Types of intercession
40. An intercession due to one's high-ranking status is not possible
41. Acceptance of one's intercession out of love is not possible
42. Interceding with permission
43. The Straight Path
44. Allah is the Nearest to all
45. Trust in Allah Alone
46. Relationship does not benefit

Chapter Six
Prohibition ofShi rk in Worship

47. The definition of worship
48. Worship is meant for Allah Alone
49. Prostration is for Allah only
50. It is an act ofS hi rk to call upon other than Allah
51. The holy sanctuaries must be respected
52. Anything dedicated to an entity other than Allah is forbidden
53. Authority and command is only for Allah
54. Giving someone false names is an act ofS hi rk
55. So-called customs are acts ofShi r k
56. Keeping people stand up in one's honor is prohibited
57. Worshipping idols and the so-called "sanctums of saints" is an act ofShi r k
58. Slaughtering an animal in a name other than that of Allah is a curse
59. Indications heralding the advent of Doomsday
60. Worshipping the places of saints is an act of the worst people
61. PerformingTawaf of the idols

Chapter Seven
Prohibition ofShir k in Social Customs

62. The whispering of Satan
63. Polytheistic rituals in regard to the soliciting of children
64. Polytheistic rituals in agriculture
65. Polytheistic rituals in regard to the cattle
66. Slandering Allah in the matters of lawful and forbidden things
67. Giving credit to the influence of planets is an act ofShi rk
68. The astrologers are magicians and the magicians are Disbelievers
69. The sin of believing in astrology

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