Performing the pillars of Islaam and supplicating to other than Allaah

Question: Is seeking the help of the Prophets, Awliyaa’ (pious people) and good people when they are alive and after their death to lift a person’s affliction, bring good and making Tawassul (supplicating to Allaah through a means) by them either to fulfill a need or achieve their goals permissible or not?

Answer: As for seeking help of the dead, whether prophets or others, it is not permissible, rather it is an act of Al-Shirk Al-Akbar (major form of associating others in worship with Allaah). As for seeking the help of living people with whatever they can do, there is no harm in it… read more here.


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