One day might We accumulate them all together: We should state to the individuals who attributed accomplices (to Us): “Where are the accomplices whom you (developed and) discussed?” There will then be (left) no subterfuge for them however to state: “By God, our Lord, we were not the individuals who related different divine beings with God.”Behold! How they lie against their own particular souls ! Be that as it may, the (lie) which they created will abandon them. (al-Ana’am, 22-24)
A barbarian does not really need to make “announcements”. You will absolutely never hear an announcement like this: “I thus take this perfect being as a divine being other than God and I make a solemn vow of steadfastness to him.” Idolatry dwells principally, in the heart and is then unveiled through word and deed. From the outlook of the Qur’an, having an inclination for a being other than God underlies it. Offering inclination to the will of some individual over the Will of God, for example, dread of other individuals as opposed to dread of God, or a connection to some individual instead of to Him are cases of excessive admiration portrayed in the Qur’an.
From the previous, unmistakably excessive admiration is the redirection of the sentiment “adore” from God to different creatures. The solid connection shaped to symbols is clarified in the accompanying verse:
However there are men who take (for love) others other than God, as equivalent (with God): They adore them as they ought to love God. In any case, those of the Faith are flooding in their adoration for God. In the event that lone the wicked could see, view, they would see the punishment: that to God has a place all power, and God will sternly uphold the punishment. (Surah Al-Baqara, 2:165)