Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to make Tawassul (supplicate to Allaah through a means) by virtue of the status of the prophets and the righteous people? I came across some opinions of scholars that Tawassul through the Awliyaa’ (pious people) is permissible, for Du`aa’ (supplication) in this case is offered to Allaah. However, other scholars said otherwise. What is the Sharee`ah ruling on this matter?
Answer: A Walee (pious person) is someone who believes in Allaah, abides by His obligations and refrains from His prohibitions; the Messengers and the Prophets (peace be upon them) achieved the highest grade in this respect. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.