1. Ash-Shirk ul-Akbar takes one outside the fold of Islaam.The fundamental difference between ash-Shirk ul-Akbar and ash-Shirk ul-Asghar is that the first takesone outside the fold of Islaam, whereas the second does not, though it can lead to major shirk.
"They have become kaafir those who say: 'Verily Allaah is al-Maseeh (Jesus) the son of Maryam
he wa we can avoid commiing hi i b uding he iual ac of Ilaam (ha’aa
-ir ul-Islaam); by
doing o, ou will now no o do hem fo anone ohe han Allaah, uch a pae, faing, da’wah,
slaughtering etc.2. Ash-Shirk ul-Akbar is the greatest sin and will never be forgivenThose who commit major shirk will never be forgiven as Allaah Almighty says:
"Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgivesexcept that
to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allaah inworship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin."
(Nisaa, 4:48)3. Major shirk leads to eternal abode in HellfireThe one who commits major shirk will be in Hellfire forever, whereas the one who commits ash-Shirkul-Asghar will be punished in Hellfire, but if Allaah wishes He may take him out (after a period of timeknown only to Allah) or even leave him there forever, as Allaah Almighty does whatever He wishes. HeThe Most High says:
"…Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise
for him, and the Fire will be his abode."
(Maa-idah, 5:72)4. Major shirk abolishes all Hasanaat (good deeds)The major shirk abolishes all of your good deeds whereas ash-Shirk ul-Asghar does not.
"If you join others in worship with Allaah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and youwill certainly be among the losers."
(Zumar, 39:65)Some examples of ash-Shirk ul-Akbar