On the Messenger of Allah (s) Asking for our Forgiveness After his Passing

Muḥammad b. Ṣāliḥ Al-`Uthaymīn has objected to taking proof from the aforementioned verse of the Qur'ān  [and had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful] as he said in …

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So called ‘grave worship’ refutation by Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi

The aim of this Wahhabi article (see: link) is to portray the sunni Muslim practice of tawassul / istigatha / isti'ana as grave worship equivalent to the worship of idols by the pre-Islamic pagans.  Their takfiri cult mind-set would have them as the only remaining Muslims on the planet.  It is ridiculous that they should appeal to …

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Various Scholars Quoted by Qadi Yusuf Al-Nabhani on Istigatha and Tawassul

The following is a short excerpt on the subject of tawassul and istigatha from Chapter 3 of Qadi Yusuf Al-Nabhani's شواهد الحق في الاستغاثة بسيد الخلق Al-Shaykh al-Ramli said: And the Messengers, Prophets and the Awliya have [the ability to] assist after their death because the miracles of the Prophets and Karamat of the Awliya …

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Istigatha in Ibn ‘Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar

Imam Ibn `Abidin in the footnote of his renowned book Radd al-Muhtar says: Al-Ziyadi reported that if a person were to lose one of his belongings and he wishes for Allah to return it to him, he should stand at a high place facing the Qibla, recite al-Fatiha and send the reward to the Prophet …

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Imam Busiri’s Istigatha and Al-Haytami’s Commentary

In his remarkable work "Manh al-Makiyyah", a commentary on Imam Busiri's "Hamziyyah", Ibn Hajar al-Haytami once again mentions the validity of the practice of istigatha. He states: "Then he took recourse towards humbled supplication, the manifesting of submissiveness and weakness, and expressing of grief and sadness, seeking the aid (istigatha) of he who does not …

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Imam Shams al-Din al-Jazari (d. 711 AH) refuting Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728 AH) on seeking aid with the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Imam Najm al-Din al-Tufi al-Hanbali (d. 716 AH) quotes Imam Shams Al-Din al-Jazari and adds some additional comments as follows: "'So the one of his own caste sought assistance against the one who was of his enemies' [quoting the verse from chapter al-Qasas, aya 15 of the Qur'an]; The Shaykh Shams ud-Deen al-Jazari, the commentator …

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Imam Taqi Al-Din Al-Subki on Tawassul, Istighatha and Tashaffu’

Abu Sulayman: Imam Taqi al-Din al-Subki (d. 756 AH) said in his book Shifa` al-Saqam on p. 357: اعلم : أنه يَجُوزُ ، وَيَحسنُ التَّوسلُ ، والاستغاثة ، والتَّشفُع بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى ربه سبحانه وتعالى ، وَجوازُ ذلك وَحُسنهُ ؛ من الأمور المعلُومةِ لِكُلِّ ذي دين ، المعروفة من فِعلِ الأنبياء والمرسلين …

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