Identity, Equality, Unity
The concept of Shirk in Islam is the most critical aspect of the entire faith. The recognition of God, as one and with no affiliates is the life line which sustains all diversities within the faith, no matter how sharp they tend to be. The two single most words, Wahdahoolaashareekallahoo, Sole, without any affiliates, have over a period of 1400 hundred years coasted the faithful the blood of hundred million lives to hold the ground against the plurality of the Devine authority that the various other faiths so savagely introduce.
Although the taboo against alcohol in the Holy Quran is raised so politely, but the breach of the taboo is never taken lightly. It ranges from fifty to hundred lashes and the execution of imperative worship which must be up held in the most abysmal of conditions must be suspended when a believer of Islam is under the influence of alcohol until its intoxication has entirely dissipated. The logic behind this intolerance is that the path of the consumption of alcohol leads to intimacy with those whose beliefs endorse plurality of Devine authority there by ultimately seeping into the mind of the faithful of Islam over a period of time.
The very walls of the Kabba stands in testimony to the harsh reality of indulgence into Alcohol and it’s relationship to shirk. The Muslims of Abrahim(AS) coexisted with Idol worshippers, fire and sun worshippers , Christians and others.
Alcohol was not forbidden to anyone. They all joined in drinking bouts including those Muslims. Friend ships become intimate quickly among those who drink together. Over a sustained period of centuries the Shirk rubbed so deep into the Muslims through these hinder less intimacies that these Muslims admitted 360 different affiliates to Allah and entrenched them inside the Kabba. So it was this Shirk more than anything else which caused the absolute taboo against alcohol in the chosen faith of God. No wonder that the cause of this taboo as described in the Quran is, “It’s pleasures are few and it’s damages are extensive”
As imperative is the recognition of the sole Authority of Allah absent any affiliates in Islam, no less imperative is the exclusivity of “Sijda”. In its totality, it is only reserved for Allah. In pre-Quranic era you do find “Sijda” performed out of sheer reverence in some instances, but the dawn of Quran brought an end of “sijda ” for everyone else except Allah. Inspired by this edict, it was his Highness, Jaffar Taiaar who refused to bow down before Najashi, the king of Abyssinia, when the entire court had bowed down before him up holding the royal decree. This took place in the most abysmal of situations. The future and the very security of the entire party of the Muslims seeking asylum with the king was at stake. Yet Hazrat Jafar could not compromise the very practice which had initially brought around the very predicament. There is no deity except Allah and there would be no Sijda to anyone except Allah. Thus in Islam the proclmation of One Allah and without any affiliates is directly contingent to the exclusivity of “Sajida”, as reserved only for Allah.
Sorrowfully however, you find Shia faithfuls in Sijda before the Allam of Hazrat Abbas(AS) and dropping down in Sajida before the Zari of Imam Hussain(AS). No one objects and the numbers of those given to this savage practice is multiplying Does the Verse of Asar, doesn’t imply that those are among the losers who do not stand to support Haq and those who stand firm. The very salvation of Imam Hussain is being flouted right at his door steps and the faithful are so unconcerned, so detached. In this age of rapid communications how many of such images will make their way to those messengers of death who pull over busses loaded with lovers of Sakina (AS) and Zainsb(AS) on their way to their Shrines and spray them with bullets or put them under the knife.
All for the whims of some souls who have drifted astray. It is both the call of Faith and the call of time to realize the potency of this heresy and confront it like a believer in the cause of the Imam