(ش ر ك) Shirk/Association/Partnerships in Ch 30

1&2 – 30:13
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُمْ مِنْ شُرَكَائِهِمْ شُفَعَاءُ وَكَانُوا بِشُرَكَائِهِمْ كَافِرِينَ
This aya refers to the hour, the ‘partners’ will not able to intercede or faciliate and they will reject their partners.
A very interesting phraseology is used here , wa lam yakun lahum (and His Being is not for them), showing that it takes Allah’s being to give intercession/facilitation on the day account.
3 – 30:28
ضَرَبَ لَكُمْ مَثَلا مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ هَلْ لَكُمْ مِنْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ مِنْ شُرَكَاءَ فِي مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ فَأَنْتُمْ فِيهِ سَوَاءٌ تَخَافُونَهُمْ كَخِيفَتِكُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ كَذَلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ الآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ
The example of assigning partners to Allah is equivalent to human beings making those whom they have righteous dominion over as their equals. Clearly this isn’t a fair thing to do.
4- 30:31
مُنِيبِينَ إِلَيْهِ وَاتَّقُوهُ وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلاةَ وَلا تَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
In this aya, being one who turns back to Allah and is preservant against Him and establishes the connection of the previous verse helps free us from our essence being of the associators.
5- 30:33
وَإِذَا مَسَّ النَّاسَ ضُرٌّ دَعَوْا رَبَّهُمْ مُنِيبِينَ إِلَيْهِ ثُمَّ إِذَا أَذَاقَهُمْ مِنْهُ رَحْمَةً إِذَا فَرِيقٌ مِنْهُمْ بِرَبِّهِمْ يُشْرِكُونَ
Here, the quality of being one who turns to Him (munibeena ilaihi) is contrasted to being people who constantly do shirk.
6- 30:35
أَمْ أَنْـزَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ سُلْطَانًا فَهُوَ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِمَا كَانُوا بِهِ يُشْرِكُونَ
Here the activity of tatakallam (to conceptualise on an essential level maybe) is equated with doing constant shirk.,
7&8- 30:40
اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ ثُمَّ رَزَقَكُمْ ثُمَّ يُمِيتُكُمْ ثُمَّ يُحْيِيكُمْ هَلْ مِنْ شُرَكَائِكُمْ مَنْ يَفْعَلُ مِنْ ذَلِكُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
Here Allah’s role in our evolution and sustenance and our death and life is mentioned in contrast to our partners (those whom we take as enablers of that process) .
9- 30:42
قُلْ سِيرُوا فِي الأَرْضِ فَانْظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلُ كَانَ أَكْثَرُهُمْ مُشْرِكِينَ
The end of most civilisations is due to their shirk.

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