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Do Seeking Intercession (Tawassul), Visiting Shrines, and Other Popular Practices Have a Basis in Our Religion?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: As salam alaykum, Many people go to a tomb of a saint and ask for a child or a job. Some may even prostrate in its direction. Is it tawassul? Is building a shrine over a grave ok? Can the saint help from his grave? What is the meaning […]

The Prophet’s ﷺ Reminder to Allah of His Promise

The Virtues Tour has over the years become a highlight in the calendar of British Islamic events. It’s led by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa, who is joined by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Sidi Amir Sulaiman and Sidi Nader Khan. In 2015, the tour was focused on the ethics and moral practice of prophecy. […]

Is Asking For Intercession By The Prophet ﷺ Permissable?

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf of Zaytuna College was asked if tawwasul, specifically asking for the Prophet’s intercession is permissable and what the evidence is. Resources for seekers: The Prophet’s ﷺ Reminder to Allah of His Promise Is Tawassul Permissible in the Hanafi School? Tawassul: Supplicating Allah through an Intermediary What Does It Mean When Allah Says […]

Is It Permissible to Make Tawassul Through Awliya (Saints)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have read the evidences provided by yourselves for tawassul via the Prophet (sallaallahu alayhi wassalam). I have not, however, seen any evidence for intercession via saints …is there any such evidence and if not, then how can we say that this is permissible? Answer: Walaikum assalam, Tawassul through […]

Tawassul: Supplicating Allah through an Intermediary

© Nuh Ha Mim Keller, 1995 From Reliance of the Traveller TAWASSUL (definition) Supplicating Allah by means of an intermediary, whether it be a living person, dead person, a good deed, or a name or Attribute of Allah Most High. The scholar, YUSUF RIFA’I, says: I here want to convey the position, attested to by […]

A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne? The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs The Necessary […]