What is the harm of major shirk?
Shirk is associating partners with Almighty Allah. The cause of the practioner’s eternal abode in Hellfire.
Evidence from the Noble Qur.aan;
“Whoever assigns partners (commits Shirk) to Allah, Allah makes it impermissible for him to enter Jannah”. [Q5: 72]
The first of the Greater Sins is to associate anyone or anything with Allah (S.w.T.). That is to attribute partners to Allah (S.w.T.).
“The greatest of the Greater Sins is to attribute partners to Allah.”
The following verse of the Holy Qur’an asserts:
“Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with him, and forgives what is besides that to whomsoever He pleases, and whoever associates anything with Allah, he devises indeed a great sin.” (Surah an-Nisā’ 4:48)
It means that whoever dies as a polytheist, there is no chance of his salvation. Although Allah (S.w.T.) may forgive any of those who have committed any other sin. Allah (S.w.T.) says:
“Surely whoever associates (others) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden to him the garden, and his abode is the fire; and there shall be no helpers for the unjust.” (Surah al-Mā’ida 5:72)
Also the Holy Qur’an states:
“Do not associate aught with Allah; most surely polytheism is a grievous inequity.” (Surah Luqmān 31:13).
“And whoever associates anything with Allah, he devises indeed a great sin.” (Surah an-Nisā’ 4:48)
Every Muslim knows fully well that Shirk is a Greater Sin. The Holy Qur’an says.
“And worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him.” (Surah an-Nisā’ 4:36)
Evidence from the authentic Sunnah; «Whoever died while joining partners with Allaah (commits Shirk) enters Hellfire»
Transmitted by Muslim
Muslims Muslim Desist from Shirk; whether it is major or minor.