Q 4: Is saying “I thank Allah and thank you” considered a sort of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship)?
A: It is not permissible to use the coordinating conjunction “and” in the phrase “I thank Allah and thank you,” for it indicates bringing two things to equal terms. One should say instead, “I thank Allah; then, I thank you,” for “then” means next.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
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