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  • Circumambulating graves is polytheism Date: 11-11-2007

    What is the ruling on circumambulating graves? .. More

  • Accompanying one’s mother to visit the graveyard seeking aid of the dead Date: 8-5-2006

    My mother goes every summer to morocco and visits graves of so called saints. she offers chicken and money. She doesn't listen when I say it's haram. she even insists that I go with her. So I have reached a compromise with her, that I will go, but I am only going to read soerat al Fatiha. Is this permitted ?.. More

  • Asking and seeking the help of humans Date: 1-4-2006

    I am an employee in one of the civil governmental institutions. The nature of our work requires from us sometimes to write some reports or invitations, and in these reports we write the expression: Please…, or kindly …, hoping that…, so is this kind of expecting things from someone permissible or not?.. More

  • His mother advises him to seek help from the dead cure his son Date: 15-10-2005

    My son is repeatedly sick especially at the time of exams; this happens suddenly; some say he has Ayen or Nazar; besides medical treatment I am performing Raqaya Sharaya fore this; but still my son gets this problem; My mother is attributing it to my change in my religious practice sin I started living in Medina Munawwarh some say I have.. More

  • Saying "Ya Rasul Allah" Date: 7-9-2004

    Assalaam Alaikum, Can you say "Ya Rasul Allah"? Please explain. Please give references for each of these from the Qur'an, Hadith and logic... More

  • Need and Help Should be Sought from Allah Alone Date: 31-12-2002

    Q1)Is bowing before graves of Islamic Saints permissiable in Islam? Please provide references from Holy Quran & Hadiths.Q2) Is it OK to pray for Dua before a saint's grave. Or Can we ask Saints at their graves to ask Allah to pray for us or ask them to ask Allah (SWT) to forgive us? Reference from Holy Quran & Hadith is preferred. .. More

  • People who worship at graves Date: 12-11-2002

    I have so many Indian friends in Oman some of my friends on leave to India, visit graves in India called Mazar, offer prayers, asking for help, health, money and so many other things from the dead person. When we tell them not to do this; it is one of the biggest form of Shirk, they simply reply, "You are Wahabi" and do not accept our suggestion. Why.. More

  • Taking Others as Helpers or Protectors Other Than Allah Date: 18-5-2001

    What is the concern about Muslims calling others (e.g.: Anbiya and Auliya) other than Allah for certain things? .. More

  • Groups in Islam Date: 3-5-2001

    1. What is the concern about Muslims calling others (e.g.: Anbiya and Auliya) other than Allah for certain things?2. Is there groups in Islam like Sunni, Mujahid, Jamaat etc, or is it one? .. More

  • Visiting graves for help Date: 18-10-2000

    There are Muslims visiting graves (Shrines) seeking divine help. They think that the people in the graves act as mediators between them and Allah Taala. They alsothink that the people in the graves will make recommendations to Allah Taala. Surprisingly, some times it appears to be true. I came across two families. They didn'thave children for seven.. More