Ruling on seeking help from other than Allaah

All praise is due to Allaah and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family, his Companions and those who followed his guidance. Al-Mujtamaa Al-Kuwaiti magazine published some lines of poetry in its issue no. 15, dated 19/4/1390 AH entitled “In Commemoration of Mawlid (the Prophet’s birth day)”. In these verses, the poet, named Aaminah, seeks the Prophet’s help and support to save the nation and rescue it from dispersion and disagreement. Here are the verses:

O Allaah’s Messenger deliver such a world
Always fanning fires and burning in the blaze
O Allaah’s Messenger deliver such a nation
That has long waded in the mud of hesitation
O Allaah’s Messenger deliver that nation
That has lost vision in the maze of mortification

The poet goes on until she says:
O Allaah’s Messenger deliver such a nation
That has long waded in the mud of hesitation

Give us speedy victory the way you did,
On the day of Badr by invoking Lord,
Turning defeat into sure conquest
By way of Unsighted Hosts of the Lord.

Thus, the poet calls upon and seeks help from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him), asking him to save the nation by bringing forth victory. She forgets or neglects the fact that victory is only from Allaah, not from the Prophet (peace be upon him) or any other creature. Allaah (Glorified be He) states in the Glorious Qur’aan: And there is no victory except from Allaah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) also states… read more here.

Note: This was published in the magazine of the Islaamic University in Madeenah, the fourth edition, the second year, in Rabee` Al-Thaanee, 1390 A.H. It was published also in the three printed treatises in 1414 A.H. See vol. 1, pp. 156-162.

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