Khalifahklothing - Tawassul - Calling upon other than Allah - Murtaza Khan


ABOUT THE TALK -The muslims are in great confusion about the matter of Tawassul and its rulings in the religion, and they greatly differ concerning it, some declaring it lawful and others prohibiting it, some going to extremes and others being over - lenient. Also, a large number of the Muslims have for centuries been used to saying in their supplications such things as: 'O Allah by the right of your Prophet...,' or 'by the right of the Sacred House... forgive me.' and 'O Allah by the right of the Awliyaa and the pious, and so and so, etc.' or 'O Allah by the honour of the men of Allah to You, and by the honour of those in whose presence are, and under whose assistance we exist, relieve us and the distressed from all distress.' Also: 'O Allah we humbly beseech You without stretched hands, seeking a . SoorahAl-Ahzaab (33): 70-71The belief that any deceased person gives any help or assistance is a futile and false belief, and seeking for such help from them is to call upon others besides Allah for aid, and this is one of the types of Major shirk (ash-shirkul-Akbar), and we seek Allah's refuge from that.Means of waseelah to You through the one deserving of waseelah and intercession, that you aid Islam and the Muslims.' etc. They call this 'waseelah' and they claim that it is permissible and something prescribed in the Sharee'ah and that it is affirmed and prescribed in a number of Aayat and hadith, indeed that these texts order and encourage it. Some people even go so far beyond bounds that they even allow tawassul to Allah, the Most High, through some inanimate objects from the creation that do not even reach the level of the aforementioned, such as graves of the Awliya, metal structures built upon their tombs, and earth, stones and trees found nearby. They claim that whatever is near to those who are honoured itself becomes honoured, and that the honour which Allah bestows upon the occupant of a grave passes on to the grave itself, so that it becomes a means of Waseelah to draw nearer to Allah thereby. Indeed some of the later people allow directly seeking aid from others besides Allah!So what is Tawassul ?What are its types?What is the meaning of the Aayat and the hadith which mention it?And what is the correct ruling for it in Islam?ABOUT THE SPEAKER -Abu Hasnayn Murtaza Khan graduated from the International Islamic University, Islamabad in June 2001 with BA Honours in Usool-ud-Din and has been actively involved in the field of da'wah for many years.At present he is an Islamic Studies teacher in al-Noor Primary School , London . He is also a visiting khateeb at Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre, Islamic Da'wah Centre and University of East London.He has worked closely with numerous organisations and individuals to promote Islam and has translated and presented various seminars and lectures. He is involved in da'wah across the UK and travels extensively to promote and revive the pure and monotheistic religion of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike all enquiries about dawah: dawah@mohammadimasjid.orgFor all other enquiries:
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