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Shirk (Arab.). The most heinous of sins in Islamic reckoning, the alienation from God, to some pseudo-deity, of what only and properly is God's. Shirk is the antithesis of tawḥīd. The root verb has to do with ‘sharing’ or ‘association’. Shirk violates the exclusive sovereignty of God, as idolatry does. To worship what is not divine is shirk al-ʿIbāda. But there is also shirk al-maʿrifa when knowledge, possessed only by God, is attributed to another. To commit shirk is to be a mushrik, one who is not muslim (submitted) to God.

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shirk / shərk/ • v. [tr.] avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility): their sole motive is to shirk responsibility and rip off the company. • n. archaic a person who shirks. DERIVATIVES: shirk·er n.

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shirk †practise fraud or trickery; (dial.) slink, sneak away XVII; evade (duty, etc.) XVIII. rel. to †shirk sponger, perh. — G. schurke scoundrel.

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