Tawassul to Allaah by the honor, sanctity or blessings of the Prophet or another person

Question: What is the ruling on a Muslim who testifies that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, but says in their Du`aa’ (supplication), “O Allaah! Grant me such-and-such from the good of this world and the Hereafter by the honor of the Prophet (peace be upon him),” “By the blessings of the Messenger,” “By the sanctity of Al-Mustafaa (the chosen one i.e. the Prophet),” “By the honor of Shaykh Teejaanee,” “By the blessings of Shaykh `Abdul-Qaadir,” or “By sanctity of Shaykh Al-Saanoosee”?

Answer: It is not permissible to perform Tawassul (supplicating to Allaah through a means) to Allaah by the honor, sanctity, or blessings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or by the honor, sanctity, or blessings of any pious people… read more here.

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