Asking for the help of the dead or the absent

Question: What is the ruling on seeking help from the dead, such as saying, “Madad (Give me help and strength), O so-and-so!”, or seeking help from the living who are absent and do not hear the one calling for their help?

Answer: First, if one calls upon a dead person for help saying: “Madad (Give me help and strength), O so-and-so!”, they must be advised and warned that this is Haraam (prohibited); it is even an act of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)… read more here.

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