Quoted from the book (An Hour with Ghosts) By Mohammed-Ali Hassan Al-Hilli

God – be exalted – gets angry with associaters, hates them, distracts them from His mercy and never forgives them their sins.

God – be glorified – said in the Quran 4: 48
إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاء
The explanation:
(God pardons not associating [anything] with Him, but pardons anything short of that, to whomsoever He pleases.)

Moreover, God – be glorified – said in the Quran 5: 72
إِنَّهُ مَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللّهُ عَلَيهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَاهُ النَّارُ
The explanation:
(Surely, whoso associates [anything] with God, God has forbidden him Paradise, and his resort is the Fire.)

In addition, God – be glorified – said in the Quran 4: 48
وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَى إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا
The explanation:
(Whoso associates [anything] with God, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.)

Therefore, if you like to be one of monotheists, then let your work be devoted to God alone, and don't associate with Him anyone of prophets or saints; so don't vow to prophets, imams, sheikhs or saints; because it is a sort of the association, and do not seek their help in your standing up and sitting down; because it is an "association"; even if you say: O Mohammed! [help me].

Kissing of their sepulchers and the doors and walls of their shrines is an "association"; and their sanctification and bowing to their sepulchers with salutation is an association.

Asking of them your needs also is an association.
Moreover, if you name your children with names like: Abd-Ali i.e. Ali's slave, Abdul Hassan i.e. Hassan's slave, Abdul Hussein i.e. Hussein's slave, Aon's slave, Hamza's slave …etc; it is also a sort of association.

But if you need something, then enter one of the mosques, and pray two bows of prayer for the sake of God and ask God your need and He will grant it to you; for God – be glorified – said in the Quran 40: 60
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ
The explanation:
(And your Lord has said: "Pray to Me and I will hear your prayer.)

It means: Serve Me and devote your service and worshipping to Me, and so I will answer your prayer.

In addition, God – be glorified – said in the Quran 2: 186
وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ
The explanation:
(And when My servants ask you [Mohammed] concerning Me, then, surely, I am Near; I answer the prayer's prayer when he prays to Me.)

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