Shirk

ShirkCategory: OtherShirk
Aisha asked 2 years ago

Asalamulakum,
 
I wanted to get married, however recently we found out that both families have different islamic beliefs between both families. We believe that Peer/Pir saabs and taweez is against islam and comes under shirk which is the biggest sin. 
Can I confirm that this is not a teaching of our religious and we should only follow what the prophet Muhammed SAW. Is this in the Quran and if so does it speak about Pir/Peersaabs in other words associates. The family have said that they believe this is a teacher who gives them guidance. What is the difference between a Pir/Peer saab and an imam?
Please can you advice. 
Jazakhallah Khair