Following the lusts and desires is nothing but taking rivals to Allah (AWJ)

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Following the lusts and desires is nothing but taking rivals to Allah (AWJ)

As for those people of Kufr, Bida', and lusts: everyone has his own subjectivity.

It was said to Sufyaan bin 'Uyaynah, "What happened to the people of desires so that they have extreme passion for their desires." He replied, "Did you forget the saying of Allah (SWT):

And their hearts absorbed (the 'Ibaadah of) the Calf. ?[AI-Baqarah:93] Ibn 'Uyaynah said this or something similar to it.

Thus the worshipers of the idols love their deities as Allah (SWT) said,

And of mankind are some who take (for 'Ibaadah) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe love Allah more (than anything else). [Al-Baqarah:165]; and He (AWJ) said.

But if they answer you not (i.e. do not believe in your doctrine nor follow you) then know that they only follow their own lusts. And who is more astray than one who follows his own lusts without guidance from Allah? [Al-Qasas:5O]; and He (SWT) also said

They follow but a guess and that which their souls desire. And indeed there has already come to them the Guidance from their Lord! [Najm:23]