Shaykh Fawzaan حفظه الله تعالى reminded us that Riyaa (showing off) is from minor shirk, and an example of this is when a believer gives charity to be seen or known by others. However it should be noted that earlier in the class he mentioned an extremely important benefit when he said ” the Riyaa (showing off) of the believers falls under Shirk Al Asgar (minor shirk) but the Riyaa of the Munaafiqoon (hypocrites) falls under Shirk Al Akbar (major shirk).
Shaykh Fawzaan حفظه الله تعالى also mentioned that Shafaa’ah (intercession) is not possible except by through two conditions: The first is that there is no intercession except by Allah permission. The second is that the one be interceded for must be a Muwaahid, he must be a person who does not commit shirk with Allah.
In addition, Shaykh Fawzaan حفظه الله تعالى stated that shirk is not only committed in the worship of idols as the Sufees claim, however shirk is committed in the worship of trees, stones, prophets, and other than these. Shirk falls into the different types of worship that is only the due right of Allah like Rajaa (hope), Duaa (supplication), Nadhr (swearing), Tawaakul (reliance), and other than these. So the benefit here is that shirk doesn’t only fall under the worship of idols. The Sufees claim when they are making mediators between themselves and Allah when they call upon their saints and upon graves that they are not committing shirk but rather they say that they are just making Tawassul (seeking closeness to Allah). Shaykh Fawzaan mentions whatever name they give to this action and actions similar to these from the Ibaadaat which is only the due right of Allah it is still called shirk.
[ Benefits from Sh.Fawzaan’s Class on Fathul Majeed by Abuabdilmaalik Abdulhaqq Ibn Islaam ]