What is Taaghoot?

Question: When can we single someone out as Taaghoot?

Answer: Someone can be declared as Taaghoot (false god) in case that they call to Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship), to offer `Ibaadah (worship) to them, claim knowing matters of Ghayb (Unseen), or judge according to anything other than what Allaah has revealed and the like. Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allaah be merciful to him) said: Taaghoot is anything in which a servant exceeds the limits whether in the field of `Ibaadah, following, or obedience… read more here.

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