Assalam o alaikum,
I have posted another fatwa of Mufti Saheb in this post. It will prove, with reference from the Hadith, that asking for help from the Buzurgs of the mazaars is permitted in Islam.
I have heard that praying to Allah by making our Prophet Mohamad (SAW) and the Saints a source of carrying forth the prayers to Allah, is allowed in Islam. However, there are a lot of people who go to mazaars and start praying directly to the Saints such as Ya Ali! Grant me this, Ya Khwaja! Grant me this…This is a sort of shirk because it is only Allah who has the power to grant us with sustenance. Praying before the Saints is fine if they are just made a link between them and Allah. But till what extent is asking them to fulfill one’s desires by saying, “Oh Khwaja! Grant me this…” allowed?
orignal website url http://mufti.faizaneattar.net/Answer.php?Q=10706
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