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  • Asking the Dead to Supplicate for a Person: Shirk Date: 11-2-2018

    I read in a book "It is permissible for one to ask that one's duas[supplications, prayers] be accepted for the sake of the Awliyâ[Dear slaves of Allahu ta’âlâ]." What is meant by this, i havent heard it before? .. More

  • Statement of Ibn Abd Al-Haadi about visiting Prophets' graves Date: 29-12-2017

    As-Subki quoted the following from Ibn Al-‘Arabi: "But the visitor of a grave should not seek to benefit from the deceased, because this is an innovation. Benefiting is only allowed from the grave of Prophet Muhammad and other Prophets." [Sharh Al-Muwatta by Ibn Al-‘Arabi, As-Saarim Al-Munki chapter 4] Ibn Abdul-Haadi replied in great detail. Please,.. More

  • Asking dead to make supplication is not polytheism but religious innovation Date: 1-11-2017

    I have been married for 8 months now. My husband told me that he asked a person in their grave to supplicate for him once or twice a long time ago. He told me about this incident after our marriage, and I told him that it constitutes polytheism. So he immediately sought forgiveness and considered it to be polytheism. My question is whether our marriage.. More

  • Asking dead or absent to fulfil needs of living Date: 3-7-2017

    Please read this question and answer me, even if the answer is only yes or no. If I follow the opinion of a certain man, for example, that the one who asks an absent or dead person for something that not only Allaah can do is not a disbeliever, and if I do not know which deeds are meant with this sentence, and another scholar says that asking a dead.. More

  • Asking dead to supplicate for living Date: 3-7-2017

    Why do we say that it is disbelief to ask the dead to fullfil someone's need but we do not say that it is disbelief to ask the dead to ask Allaah? In both cases, the caller is calling/supplicating the dead, and in both cases, the caller is asking the dead for something which he can not do, and in both cases, the caller thinksthat the dead can do this.. More

  • Speaking to Satan and animals and stones Date: 9-1-2017

    What is the ruling on speaking with a devil, animal, stone, or a person who might be present? What I mean with the first is, if a man wants to pray and says loadly or silently in his heart, "I will pray and you (satan) will not prevent me from it." What I mean with the second is saying to an animal, "O such-and-such, you are so cute," or calling the.. More

  • Impermissible for the Muslim to ask the dead to supplicate for him Date: 19-12-2015

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Shaykh, is the following hadith authentic? If yes, then it proves that the dead can pray for those who are alive. Mufti Aashiq Ilahi, on page 18in his book What Happens after Death, quotes At-Tabaraani as having reported that the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said, "Your deeds and actions.. More

  • Asking the dead to intercede with Allaah for the living is impermissible Date: 7-11-2015

    I believe that going to the Prophet's grave or the grave of a righteous man and asking them to make dua to Allah for you is in innovation in the religion, However, on a forum I frequent, one person claimed that it is mentioned in Fath Al-Barithat the majority of the scholars say that the dead can hear the living, and that person also claims that the.. More

  • The story about a person who asked for food at the Prophet's grave is not authentic Date: 24-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Shaykh, is the following quote authentic? Apparently, it was quoted from Ibn Taymiyyah's work: A person came to the blessed grave of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,and requested food from the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,and sat down. After a while, a Hashimi (a member.. More

  • Invoking anything besides Allaah in prayer is Shirk Date: 30-4-2015

    AslamualakuumI asked this question before but you reffered me to anothe fatwa that didnt answer it.some people say they call upon Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, big schollars, this person and that person, and they say that there duas get accepted. What is this, is it jinn, is it Allah misguding them. My brohter said to me that he read that Ibn taymiah wrote.. More

  • Ruling on saying 'Jesus' when surprised or shocked Date: 20-2-2015

    Assalam alaikum wrwb I would like to know if it is shirk to call our "Jesus" if something happens to a person. For instance, you see something surprising or you see something shocking or something happens in which the first word that comes out of the mouth is "Jesus" due to hearing it being said by non-Muslims. Is this a form of shirk and apostasy or.. More

  • Ruling on saying 'Labbayk O Messenger of Allaah' Date: 7-1-2015

    AsSalam Alikum, What is the meaning of "Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah"? Are People say this coz of greeting or for supplication? Confused! .. More

  • The Prophet's death being 'good for Muslims' does not legitimize seeking his help Date: 2-12-2014

    what Ibn Hajar Haytami said in Fatawa Hadeethiya page 342 answer to the question no. 118, and Manawi in Faydh al Qadeer 3/400 no. 3700, and Abu Bakar bin Tahir as quoted by Qadhi Iyaad in Ash-Shifa regarding the meaning of the hadeeth "Your deeds are presented to me. I f they are good, I express my gratitude to Allāh, and if the deeds are not good,.. More

  • Claiming that supplications are more likely to be answered at graves is Bid’ah Date: 10-4-2014

    Assalamu alikum Could you please tell us what Imam ad-Dahabi said in Tareekh al Islam under the biography of Sultan bin Mahmood Balbaki the Zaahid. And in it he quoted a story by Shaykh Saaleh Mahmood bin Sultan. That Allah listened to the prayer at his grave. JazakAllahukhayran .. More

  • Seeking cure at the shrines of the righteous and close servants of Allah Date: 9-1-2014

    Among the followed means in my society in seeking cure is going to the shrines of the righteous people. Some people claim that whoever is afflicted with paralysis or any other disease has only to stay overnight at the shrine of a certain Shaykh. Moreover, someone claims that he knows a person who was paralyzed and spent the night at one of these shrines.. More