Supplicating Allaah by the person of the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam
Fatwa No: 310816

  • Fatwa Date:26-1-2016 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 16, 1437
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah! Respected scholars, I want to know two things: -1 I have two e-mail addresses, sometimes I send you my questions from both the addresses while your terms and conditions say that one can send only a question per day; am I cheating by doing this because the addresses are two but the sender is same? I just do so because I am always eager to learn about Islam in order to practice it correctly, and this website is the only source where I can get my questions solved from. -2 In India, most of the imams, when making supplications, say, "Accept our prayers or supplication through the wasila and in the sadaqah of the beloved prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam." They say that Imam Abu Hanifa allowed to do so, did he really?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

First of all, we thank you for being keen on learning beneficial knowledge and persevering in it, but the main purpose of preventing a person from sending more than one question per day is to give others the opportunity to ask their questions; so the matter is very clear, and evading it by using different emails may prevent others from sending their questions, so this is something that our site does not approve of. You can search the site at this link: 0 and you may find the answer to what you need without asking a question. This is with respect to your first question.

As regards your second question, the answer is that seeking intercession by virtue of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) meaning asking Allaah with the person of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) then Abu Haneefah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him stated that it is disliked.

Sharh at-Tahaawiyyah by Ibn Abil-'Izz, from the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, reads, “Abu Haneefah and his two companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them said, 'It is disliked for a person who supplicates to say, 'I ask You, O Allaah with the virtue of so and so, or with the virtue of Your Prophets and Messengers, or with the virtue of the Sacred House or Al-Mash'ar al-Haraam,' and so forth,' to an extent that Abu Haneefah and Muhammad (ibn al-Hasan)  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them disliked for a man to say, 'O Allaah, I ask You with Ma'aqid al-'Izz min 'Arshik (i.e. the joints of power and glory in Your Throne).'

Also, Radd al-Muhtaar reads, “Abu Haneefah said, 'No one should supplicate Allaah except with Allaah or with the approved (confirmed) supplications that are permissible and which are derived from the saying of Allaah (which means): {And to Allaah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.} [Quran 7:180]'

For more benefit, please refer to fatwa 89076.

Allaah knows best.

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