Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 30012
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Aug 14,2018

Title: Beliefs of Quraysh about Allah Taa’la




The Quraysh of Makkah believed in Allah as the Supreme Lord which affiremed their Tawheed Ruboobiya. Is this correct?


What were their beliefs in regard to the idols which deemed them mushrikeen? How exactly did they consider their idols to be Gods?




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

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

Dear Brother,

The Mushrikeen were of different types. There were some Mushrikeen who believed in Allah and also in the idols. They believed that worshipping idols will be a means of getting closer to Allah as stated in the following verse:

وَالَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَا إِلَى اللَّهِ زُلْفَى

Translation: “And those who take protectors besides Him [say], "We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allah in position”. Surah Zumar (3)


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] Ma’ariful Quran by Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Rahimahuillah  (English Edition) 7/545-546





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