Question:
Sheikh what is the meaning of ??. Many people use it before name of Ali, Hussain (RA) and some times Mohammad (SAW). Recently in your post i read it is Shirk. So how please can you explain.

Answer:
ANSWER:
It is a word used in Arabic to call others, but it is shirk in case they use it to call a dead person with the purpose of supporting them, or answering their supplications.


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