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Waseela and Tawassul 

·      What is Waseela Tawassul literal Meaning
·      There     are  three      things 1.Dua 2.Waseela.3.Shirk There understanding.
·      Quran Ayats and Translation that give light on Allah power and way of doing things. 
·      What are 4 Types of Waseelah
·      No difference among scholar on 3 types of Waseela.
·      The difference of opinion among scholars on 4th type of waseela.
·      1st  group of Ignorant Muslims Who oppose Waseelah without understanding and brand waseela as shirk.
·      2nd group of Ignorant Muslims who misuse waseela and do Rituals at grave of Aulia Allah.
·      Some common point on waseelah that all scholars agreed.
·      Example of king-minister or ladder to reach is totally wrong to explain waseela.
·      Ahadith that support 4th Type of Waseela.
·      Salafus salehin Imam Scholars Position on Waseelah
·      Position of those who argue that 4th type of waseelah is not Permissible.
·      Issue of Tawassul and Shirk
·       Some Wrong practices on the name of Waseela.
·       Among Muslim group Polemicists Waseela and Tawassul is one of the most commonly debate topic on internet forums/face book.

There  are three   things
1. Dua     2.Wassela   3. Shirk

1. Dua
Almighty Allah               says:  
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمْ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ (غافر:
Your Lord has said, .Call Me, I will respond to you. Definitely those who show arrogance against worshipping Me shall enter Jahannam (Hell) with          disgrace.[Surah al-Ghafir, Verse 60]
The Almighty Allah states:
فَلَوْلاَ إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ بَأْسُنَا تَضَرَّعُوا وَلَكِنْ قَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُون (الأنعام:
Why then, did they not supplicate in humility when a calamity from Us came upon them? Instead, their hearts were hardened and Satan adorned for them what they were doing. [Surah al-An'am, Verse 43]
It is narrated by Hadhrat Anas radhiallaahu anhu,
: «الدُّعَاءُ مُخُّ العِبَادَةِ»
‘Supplication is the essence of worship’ (Tirmidhi)
In another version, “Dua is Ibadah”
As dua is Ibadat (worship) and Ibadat can only be  done to Allah so making dua other than Allah is wrong and not permitted at all. There is no confusion over it, all scholars are agreed that Ibadat can be done only for Allah)Hazrat Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam states that Almighty Allah        says:ظنِّ عبدي بي  أنا عندَ
I am as My servant thinks of Me. 
[Recorded in Bukhari (Hadith 7239), Muslim, Tirmidi, Nisa’i  and Ibn Maja on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah]

لَيْسَ شَيءٌ أكْرَمَ عَلَى اللهِ مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ
There is nothing nobler to Allah than Du‘a.
 [Recorded in Tirmidi, Ibn Maja, Ibn Habban and Hakim narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah.]
2. Wassela
Allah Most High says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (المائدة: 35
O you who believe, fear Allah and seek means of nearness to Him, and carry out Jihad in His way, so that you may succeed.” (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 35)
(All Scholars agreed that waseela is permissible. Great Majority of Scholars permits four types of Waseelah, Some Some permit 3 types.)
Waseela has very clear support for permission from Quran and Hadith.
Doing Dua other than Allah, Doing Sajda to Graves..........Other Rituals at grave is nothing to do with waseelah, No scholar permit it
3. Shirk
Shirk is opposite to Islam.That is to make partner to Allah is shirk. Islam is for tawheed
وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ ِلأَبْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَابُنَيَّ لاَ تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ (لقمان:
(Remember) when Luqman said to his son, while he was advising him, .My dear son, do not ascribe partners to Allah. Indeed, ascribing partners to Allah (shirk) is grave transgression..
i.e. only Allah has to be Worship, Only he is the creator sustainer and lord of everything, He has no partner and association in his names and attributes.
Making any association with Allah will become shirk. Shirk will not be Pardoned
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَنْ يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَمَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ افْتَرَى إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا (النساء: 48
Surely, Allah does not forgive that a partner is ascribed to Him, and He forgives anything short of that for whomsoever He wills. Whoever ascribes a partner to Allah commits a terrible sin. 

These are three things. 

Dont mix true waseelah with shirk........ 

Please dont mix them. 
Important Clarification

We are not here to prove the position of any particular group/Scholar. 
We will present Islamic Position based on Quarn Hadith as understood by Salafus Salehin.

Literal Meaning of Waseela
WASEELA or TAWASSUL (Arabic:توسل‎) literally meaning is seeking closeness. To make a request or supplicate through a means. WASEELA or TAWASSUL are used interchangeably for the same meaning.
The some other meaning of Waseelah that has been mentioned in ARABIC dictionary are Rasta (way),Zaria (Medium),Taqarrub hasil karne ka zaria (way for seeking closeness). Sometimes it is also translated as Intermediary or Intercession.
But the Islamic understanding of Wseela and Tawassul is not synonymous to these terms and their literal meaning.  Through Tawassul  Muslims seeks nearness to Allah and ask for acceptance for his dua to Allah. 
Some of the Quran Ayats that give light on
Allah power
ways of doing things.
 Allah pak say
 اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ (البقرة: 255
"Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. " Sutatul Baqarah 2:255
Allah says:
وَهُوَ الْقَاهِرُ فَوْقَ عِبَادِهِ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ (الأنعام: 18
"And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All Wise, Well Acquainted with all things." Suratul-An'am 6:18). 

الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِنْ دِيَارِهِمْ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ إِلاَّ أَنْ يَقُولُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ وَلَوْلاَ دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لَهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَسَاجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ (الحج: 40).
الَّذِينَ إِنْ مَكَّنَّاهُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ أَقَامُوا الصَّلاَةَ وَآتَوْا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَمَرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْا عَنْ الْمُنْكَرِ وَلِلَّهِ عَاقِبَةُ الأُمُورِ (الحج: 41
(They are) the ones who were expelled from their homes without any just reason, except that they say .Our Lord is Allah.. Had Allah not been repelling some people by means of some others, the monasteries, the churches, the synagogues and the mosques where Allah‗s name is abundantly recited would have been demolished. Allah will definitely help those who help Him (by defending the religion prescribed by Him.) Surely Allah is Powerful, Mighty.
(The ones who help Allah are) those who, when We give them power in the land, establish Salah, pay Zakah, bid what is Fair and forbid what is Unfair. And with Allah lies the fate of all matters.
Allah       says:
فَاطِرُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ جَعَلَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَمِنَ الأَنْعَامِ أَزْوَاجًا يَذْرَؤُكُمْ فِيهِ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ (الشورى: 11)
"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer." Suratush-Shura 42:11

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لاَ يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الْفَاسِقُونَ (النور: 55
Allah has promised those of you who believe and do good deeds that He will certainly make them (His) vicegerents in the land, as He made those before them, and will certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and will certainly give them peace in place of fear in which they were before; (provided that) they worship Me, ascribing no partner to Me. And those who turn infidel after that are the transgressors.

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالإِنسَ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُونِ (الذاريات: 56
I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.

وَاعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَلاَ تُشْرِكُوا بِهِ شَيْئًا وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَبِذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَالْجَارِ ذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْجَارِ الْجُنُبِ وَالصَّاحِبِ بِالْجَنْبِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ وَمَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ مَنْ كَانَ مُخْتَالاً فَخُورًا (النساء: 36
Worship Allah, and do not associate with Him anything, and be good to parents and to kinsmen and orphans and the needy and the close neighbor and the distant neighbor and the companion at your side and the wayfarer and to those (slaves who are) owned by you. Surely, Allah does not like those who are arrogant, proud,

قُلْ لِمَنْ الأَرْضُ وَمَنْ فِيهَا إِنْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (المؤمنون: 84).
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ أَفَلاَ تَذَكَّرُونَ (المؤمنون: 85).
قُلْ مَنْ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ (المؤمنون: 86).
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ أَفَلاَ تَتَّقُونَ (المؤمنون: 87).
قُلْ مَنْ بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ يُجِيرُ وَلاَ يُجَارُ عَلَيْهِ إِنْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُون (المؤمنون: 88).
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ قُلْ فَأَنَّا تُسْحَرُونَ (المؤمنون: 89
Say, .Whose is the earth and all those therein if you have knowledge?.
They will say, .Allah‗s.. Say, .Would you still pay no heed?
Say, .Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the Great Throne?.
[23:87] They will say, .(All this belongs) to Allah.. Say, .Would you still not fear Allah?.
Say, .Who is the One in whose hand lies the kingdom of every thing and who gives protection, and no protection can be given against him, if you have knowledge?.
[23:89] They will say, .(All this belongs) to Allah.. Say, .Then by which magic are you drawn crazy?.
قُلْ مَنْ يَرْزُقُكُمْ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ أَمَّنْ يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالأَبْصَارَ وَمَنْ يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنْ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنْ الْحَيِّ وَمَنْ يُدَبِّرُ الأَمْرَ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ فَقُلْ أَفَلاَ تَتَّقُونَ (يونس: 31
Say, .Who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Or, who controls the (powers of) hearing and seeing? And who brings forth the living from the dead, and brings forth the dead from the living? And who manages everything?. They will say, .Allah.. Then, (you) say, .Would you not, then, fear Allah (by desisting from holding others as gods)?.
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ مِنْ رَسُول ٍإِلاَّ نُوحِي إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنَا فَاعْبُدُونِي (الأنبياء: 25
We did not send before you any messenger but We revealed to him that there is no god but I, so worship Me.

لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَى قَوْمِهِ فَقَالَ يَاقَوْمِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرُهُ إِنِّي أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَابَ يَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ (الأعراف: 59)
Surely We sent Nuh to his people. So he said, .O my people, worship Allah. You have no god other than Him. I fear for you the punishment of a great Day.
Then What is Waseela??
Allah himself has permitted and has asked to seek Waseela. 
 Allah Most High says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (المائدة: 35
 “O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek a means (waseelah) to him” (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 35)
Allah Almighty says:
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلاَّ لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ جَاءُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا اللَّهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمْ الرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُوا اللَّهَ تَوَّابًا رَحِيمًا (النساء: 64
"If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you (Prophet, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and asked Allah's forgiveness and the Messenger of Allah had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed forgiving and Most Merciful". (Surah al-Nisa, V: 64).
So there is no difference of Opinion among Scholars that Waseelah is Permissible. 
All Scholars are Agreed on Waseela. And there is no controversy on its permissibility
Waseela perse (itself) is Permissible and recommended.
Allah Most High says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ (المائدة: 35
 “O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek a means (waseelah) to him” (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 35)
All Scholars are agreed on following type of Waseela
1.   First type of waseela 
To make Tawassul with the names and attributes of Allah Taala
وَلِلَّهِ الأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا وَذَرُوا الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائِهِ سَيُجْزَوْنَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ (الأعراف: 180). 
‘And Allah has beautiful names, so call unto Him through them.’ (Surah A’araaf v.180)

2.    Second type of waseela    
 To make Tawassul to Almighty Allah due to one having performed a certain good deed. It is permissible and unanimously accepted.   
It is supported by the Hadith of Sahih Bukhari in which three people were trapped in a cave. Each of them made Duaa to Allah Taala to move the obstructing rock and they requested Allah Taala to accept their duaas due to some good deed that each of them had done.
Hadith of Bukhari Shareef
Volume 3, Book 36, Number 472:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Three men from among those who were before you, set out together till they reached a cave at night and entered it. A big rock rolled down the mountain and closed the mouth of the cave. They said (to each other), Nothing could save you Tom this rock but to invoke Allah by giving referenda to the righteous deed which you have done (for Allah's sake only).' So, one of them said, 'O Allah! I had old parents and I never provided my family (wife, children etc.) with milk before them. One day, by chance I was delayed, and I came late (at night) while they had slept. I milked the sheep for them and took the milk to them, but I found them sleeping. I disliked to provide my family with the milk before them. I waited for them and the bowl of milk was in my hand and I kept on waiting for them to get up till the day dawned. Then they got up and drank the milk. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from our critical situation caused by this rock.' So, the rock shifted a little but they could not get out."
The Prophet added, "The second man said, 'O Allah! I had a cousin who was the dearest of all people to me and I wanted to have sexual relations with her but she refused. Later she had a hard time in a famine year and she came to me and I gave her one-hundred-and-twenty Dinars on the condition that she would not resist my desire, and she agreed. When I was about to fulfill my desire, she said: It is illegal for you to outrage my chastity except by legitimate marriage. So, I thought it a sin to have sexual intercourse with her and left her though she was the dearest of all the people to me, and also I left the gold I had given her. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from the present calamity.' So, the rock shifted a little more but still they could not get out from there."
The Prophet added, "Then the third man said, 'O Allah! I employed few laborers and I paid them their wages with the exception of one man who did not take his wages and went away. I invested his wages and I got much property thereby. (Then after some time) he came and said to me: O Allah's slave! Pay me my wages. I said to him: All the camels, cows, sheep and slaves you see, are yours. He said: O Allah's slave! Don't mock at me. I said: I am not mocking at you. So, he took all the herd and drove them away and left nothing. O Allah! If I did that for Your Sake only, please relieve us from the present suffering.' So, that rock shifted completely and they got out walking.       

3.   Third type of Waseela 
Some scholars include a third type of Tawassul, where a person requests some living pious servant of Allah to make du’aa for him: This is also unanimously accepted. 
(Difference of opinionon among Scholars is on4TH  type of Waseela)
4. Fourth 4thType of Waseelah
Waseelah by supplicating to Allah Ta’ala through the rank and position of certain individuals in the sight of Almighty Allah, alive or deceased.
Where one makes Tawassul through individuals that are alive or deceased by saying, ‘O Allah, I beseech you to accept my Du’aa due to the status that Rasulullah [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] (or some other pious person) hold in Your eyes.
This includes the Prophets alayhimus salaam, the martyrs and any other pious servant of Allah like Siddiqeen Shuhada and Saliheen.
For example; if one says, ‘Oh Allah, I beseech you to accept my du’aa due to the status of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam in Your eyes, this form of Tawassul is permissible according to the vast majority of the Ulama and it has in fact remained part of their practise.
Difference of opinionon among Scholars is on4TH  type of Waseela 
Great Majority of  Islamic Scholars , Salafus Salehin Imams
 Permits it.But some other Scholars donot permit it. We will discuss all the Ahadith and respective points in detail Insha Allah shortly……………..
Some Agreed point on waseela by all Islamic scholars
(Either permitting or not the 4th type.)
Principles that are agreed by all Scholars  is essential to know
1.   Waseela  is not Dua from anyone other than Allah. Dua is an Ibadat that can be done only for Allah.
2.   When one uses Waseela in supplication, one does not ask and seek from anyone other than Allah. 
3.   While explaining/for understanding Waseela the example of King and person closer to king, Example of ladder/steps to reach the building is totally wrong.
4.   These are dangerous example and not proper at all and will lead to deviated thought sometimes may lead to the Shirk. Allah power/his way of doing things should never be compared it is free from all assistance.
5.   Waseela permissibility is only if
a.     Someone asks Allah Ta'ala for a particular need and in doing so, he uses some Pious personality as his Waseela (means)
b.   Without thinking or believing that the person is being supplicated to or that he will fulfil his need.
c.    CAUTION 1: If one asks directly from the deceased and  believes that the Anbiyaa [alayhimus salaam] and the pious [rahimahumullah] independently possess the power to provide, then this would be Shirk (polytheism) because he is now ascribing partners to Allah in the quality of 'Providing'.
6.   Some contemporaries Who oppose Waseela have mixed both these forms in their oppose
a.     asking from the deceased and,
b.    asking Allah Alone, through the waseela of some pious deceased
c.    CAUTION 2: Passing common ruling of Shirk for both forms and branding waseela as Shirk is not correct. We should be fearful to Allah for branding any Muslim as Mushrik. This is clearly a mix error on their path.
7.   Allah always command for best way. As waseela is way of quran and sunnah. So chances for acceptance of dua are more with waseela. Waseela is not only permitted, rather recommended.
8.   Also, one should not have the belief that the supplication (Dua) is not accepted without Waseela.Waseela is not a compulsory thing for a dua to be accepted. One can do dua without Waseela also. 
9.   At the same time, one should be precautious in not having any wrong belief in Aqidah. There should be the conviction that Allah Almighty alone has influence over everything, direct or indirect, complete or partial, outwardly and inwardly.
10.                     Our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W.) was biggest caller of Tawheed and all the Aulia Allah were and have called towards and spreaded Tawheed.
11.                     In major part of Indian subcontinent the lamp of Tawheed was spreaded by Aulia Allah which has almost half of total Muslim of the world (approx 60 crores out of total 120 crores) Tawheed and Love respect of Prophet and AuliA Allah is fully compatible with each other. 
But…At Ground……among general Muslim… there are two extreme groups ……and Big Confusion on Waseela Understanding  
This confusion is much beyond the actual matter and leading to unwanted situation and discussions ……
There are two extreme views among general Muslims at ground……and also among firebrand speakers on internet/you tube/TV Channels……
1st  Extreme :
 (Who oppose Waseela out of Ignorance and Brand Waseela as Shirk and those doing waseela as Mushrik)
2ND Extreme :
(Who misuse Wassela out of Ignorance and do rituals at graves of Aulia Allah that is nothing to do with waseela)
………They are not from any group. No Scholars support their stand. They are simply less knowledgeable and Ignorant and their extremes are

1.   1st  Extreme :  (Who oppose Waseelah out of Ignorance)
a.    Some Ignorant general Muslims consider Waseelah as just similar to Shirk.
b.   They consider that waseelah is prohibited and taking Waseelah is like Shirk.
c.    They even brand many Muslims who take Permissible type of Waseelah as Mushrik.
d.   They have no knowledge that all most all of Great Scholars, Salafus Salehin Imams based on authentic Hadith has permitted Waseelah through individuals that are alive or deceased by saying, ‘O Allah, I beseech you to accept my Du’aa due to the status that Rasulullah [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] (or some other pious person) hold in Your eyes.
e.    So they are in grave mistake and ignorance as by Branding this fourth type of waseelah as shirk they are making all great scholars and Slafus salehin who have permitted this 4thtype as Mushrik.
f.     This branding by ignorant Muslims of one extreme will make almost all Slafus salehin Hadith Scholars, scholars of Islam, Imam as Mushrik.(Nauzubillah)
g.   There are some so called Scholars on internet/you tube/Tv Channels also who do like ignorant Muslims in branding all Muslims as Mushrik because of 4th type of Waseelah. They have little knowledge Many of them even don’t know Arabic language to understand deep knowledge of Quran and Hadith.They have been falsely accepted as Scholars.
h.   There is urgent need teach Islamic principles to General Ignorant Muslims and so called scholars of TV Channels/Internet/You tube in the light of quran and Sunnah and Slafus salehin understanding.
i.      May Allah guide these ignorant group of Muslims.
2.   2ND Extreme : (Who misuse Wasselah out of Ignorance)
a.    Some Ignorant general Muslims consider Waseelah means asking to Prophet or Aulia Allah for any help or need.
b.   They take refuge of Waseelah for making many types of rituals at the grave of Aulia Allah.
c.    It is very common and sad scene to see that on the graves of Aulia Allah many people do Sajdah (Prostration).
d.   Although all those who do sajdah (Prostration) at graves or do rituals at graves are not Muslims for e.g in India Many Hindu brothers also visit the graves of Muslim Aulia. (May Allah guide all mankind)
e.    But it is a hard fact that many of by birth Muslims also do these rituals out of ignorance.
f.     There are some others who despite knowing that it is wrong don’t stop these prostration and rituals. If they want they can persuade many of the the ignorant Muslims from doing this. But there are angles of money collection etc involved.
g.   These ignorant Muslims have love for Aulia Allah, So they should be convinced that these Aulia Allah actually spreaded Tawheed and they stopped all types of shirk and Bidats.
h.   All Aulia Allah were the caller of Tawheed of Allah and they were the true follower of the biggest caler of tawheed our beloved prophet Muhammad
i.      Love and Respect to Aulia Allah is must.It is a fact beyond doubt that in India Allah saved Islam on the hand of the chain of Aulia Allah Most notably Mujaddid Alfasani, Sheikh Moinuddin Chishti, Sultanul Mashaekh Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, Hazarat Sharfuddin Yahya Maneri, Sheikh Bakhtiyar Kaki and many others Rahmatullah Alaihi. Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi rahimullah has writtten the biography of all of them in Urdu. Unfortunately english translation is not available.
j.      There is urgent need to teach Islamic principles to General Ignorant Muslims and so called scholars of TV Channels/Internet/You tube in the light of quran and Sunnah and Slafus salehin understanding.
k.   May Allah guide these ignorant group of Muslims.
Discussion on Fourth 4thType of Waseelah
That is Waseelah by supplicating to Allah Ta’ala through the rank and position of certain individuals in the sight of Almighty Allah, alive or deceased.

(1.    We have used the word Sunni Scholars (For those permitting this 4thtype) and Salafi Scholars (for those not permitting this 4th type) just for understanding only.
(2.    Otherwise all muslims Scholars (other than Shia Muslims) are called Sunni Scholars. We accept this broad definition but to explain Waseela difference as there was no other choice as there were many subgroups of scholars.
(3.    Because among those call emphatically themselves as sunni.Scholars e.g in Indian subcontinent (deobandi,barelvi,2 factions of Kerala Sunni etc) and those who call themselves Salafi (Jamiat Ahle Hadith,Gurba Ahle Hadith,3-4 Factions of Mujahid groups of kerala Madkhali,Qutubi in other part of world etc) so many subgroups are there so we cannot take any particular group name.
(4.    Indian subcontinent constitutes nearly 50% of the total Muslims in the world. And in India with the word Sunni and Salafi/Ahle Hadith people will easily understand about those who are supporting or opposing this 4th type of Waseelah.
Followings are Sunni scholars (those permitting this 4th type) Evidences to support their position on Waseela.
(Permitting Waseela by supplicating to Allah Ta’ala through the rank and position of certain individuals in the sight of Almighty Allah, alive or deceased.)
Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Hunayf [radhiallaahu anhu] narrates that once a blind person came to Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] and said:
“اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ، وَأَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ بِنَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّ الرَّحْمَةِ، يَا مُحَمَّدُ، إِنِّي تَوَجَّهْتُ بِكَ إِلَى رَبِّي فِي حَاجَتِي هَذِهِ، فَتَقْضِي لِي، اللَّهُمَّ شَفِّعْهُ فِيَّ”
 'O Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]! Ask Allah to cure me.' Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] replied, 'If you wish I will make Du'aa or else you may be patient and this is better for you.' The man said, 'Make Du'aa instead', Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] then commanded him to make Wudhu properly and that he recites the following Du'aa, 'Oh Allah, verily, I ask of you and I turn to you through your prophet, the prophet of mercy, O Muhammad [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam], verily, I have turned to my Lord through you so that my need be fulfilled. Oh Allah, accept his intercession on my behalf.'
(Musnad Ahmad vol.4 pg.138; Sunan Tirmidhi; Sunan ibn Majah; Mustadrak Haakim and others).
  (Imaams Tirmidhi, ibn Khuzaymah and Haakim have classified this Hadith as authentic.
Ibn Majah transmitted it in his Sunan, book of Iqamat al-salat wa al-sunnat (establishing prayer and its sunnahs)[Page 197, Hadith No#1385) In Sunnan Ibn Majah then it says:Imam Abu Ishaaq (rah) said: This hadith is "SAHIH" [ibid]
►Tirmidhī in al-Jami-us-sahīh, book of da‘awat (supplications) ch.119 (5:569#3578) where he declared it "HASAN SAHIH GHARIB"
►Nasa'i, ‘Amal-ul-yawm wal-laylah (p.417#658-659)
►Ahmad bin Hambal in his Musnad (4:138 #17246-17247)
►Hākim, al-Mustadrak (1:313,519) where he declared it "SAHIH"
►Nawawī, al-Adhkār (p.83)
►Ibn Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:558)
►Ibn Hajar Haythamī, al-Jawhar-ul-munazzam (p.61)
►Ibn Mājah, Hākim and Dhahabī have declared it a sound (sahīh) tradition while Tirmidhī graded it hasan (fair) sahīh, gharīb (unfamiliar or rare)
Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Hunayf [radhiallaahu anhu] taught this du'aa to someone after the demise of Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam]. That person's need was also fulfilled.
Abu Umaamah ibn Sahl ibn Hunayf [radhiallaahu anhu] reports that a person requested Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Affaan [radhiallaahu anhu] to fulfil his need. Sayyiduna Uthmaan [radhiallaahu anhu] did not attend to him. The person complained to Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Hunayf [radhiallaahu anhu] about his plight. Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Hunayf [radhiallaahu anhu] told him to make Wudhu, go to the Musjid, offer 2 Rakaats of Salaat and recite the following Du'aa: 'O Allah, verily I ask you and I turn to you through our prophet, the prophet of mercy (Rasulullah - sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). O Muhammad! Verily, I have turned to our Lord through you so that He may fulfil my need.' The person then went to Sayyiduna Uthmaan ibn Affaan [radhiallahu anhu] who then [radhiallaahu anhu] immediately fulfilled his need and told him to return whenever he had any need in the future.
(al-Mu'jamus sagheer vol.1 pg.184; al-Mu'jamul Kabeer vol.9 pg.17; Dalaailun-nubuwwah of Imaam Bayhaqi vol.6 pg.167-168)
Imaam Tabrani has mentioned that this Hadith is authentic. (al-Mu'jamus sagheer vol.1 pg.184). Allamah Mahmood Zaahid Al- Kawthari has also classified the chains of Baihaqi to be Saheeh (authentic). (Maqaalatul-Kawthari pg.391). For a detailed analysis refer to al-Raddul Muhkamul Mateen of Shaykh Abdullah Siddique al-Ghumarie pgs.141-157; Raf'ul Manaarah of Shaykh Mahmood Sa'eed Mamdooh pgs.125-131
 The words, 'I turn to you through your prophet' clearly proves Tawassul through the position of a person. Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] also told him that he should make the same supplication whenever he needed to. (al-Raddul Muhkamul Mateen pg.145)
 When a person leaves the Musjid, the following du'aa is recorded,
 'Allaahumma inniy as-aluka bi haqqis-saa-ileena alayka, wa bi haqqi mamshaaya haaza...'. (Translation: Oh Allah, I ask you through the right of those who ask you and through the right of the act of my walking...)
In this narration, Tawassul through people is established, '...through the right of those who ask' and Tawassul through one's deeds is supported by the second part.
This Hadith is recorded in Sunan ibn Maajah, Musnad Ahmad (vol.3 pg.21), Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah and others.
The following Muhadditheen have regarded it as authentic:
Imaam ibn Khuzaymah (Kitaab Tawheed pg.17),
 Hafiz Abdul-Ghani al-Maqdisi (al-Naseehah),
Hafiz Abul-Hasan al-Maqdisi - teacher of Allaamah Munzhiri (refer al-Targheeb vol.3 pg.273),
Allamah al-Iraqi - Ustaadh of Hafiz ibn Hajar (Takhrijul Ihyaa),
Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalaani (Nataa-ijul Afkaar vol.1 pg.272),
Hafiz Dimyati (Al-Matjarur-raabih).
Some Ahadith that give indirect evidence to Sunni (those permitting this 4th type)  Position
Imam Tabrani narrates: A person came to Uthman Ghani radhiallaahu anhu with regards to seeking some assistance, but he was unable to attract the attention of the Khalifah on every attempt. The same person met Uthman bin Haneef radhiallaahu anhu, and told him his problem. Uthman bin Hunayf gave him some advice which was: ‘Perform Wudhu, pray two rak’at Nawaafil and then supplicate in this way: “Ya Allah, I ask You through the Waseela of Your Messenger Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wasallam. The person acted accordingly and again went to Uthman bin Affan radhiallaahu anhu who helped him with his work and also said ‘If you ever need my help in future, I will be there for you.”
Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyya after writing this narration comments: ‘Maqdasi states that this narration is Sahih and Hakim declares that it fulfils the conditions of Bukhari,’ Hafidhh Ibn Tayymiah goes on to say: ‘The opinion of Uthman bin Hunayf is that it is permitted to supplicate in this way even after our Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam passed away. But since this is not evident from any other companion it does not prove that it is Wajib.’ (Al-waseela Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyah page 98)
Hadith 4.
Narrated by Abdullah bin Dinar;
My father said, “I heard Ibn ‘Umar reciting the poetic verses of Abu Talib:
“And He is of a white complexion (i.e. the Prophet) through whose face rain of the clouds is sought and who is the refuge of the orphans and is the guardian of widows.”
In another narration Ibn ‘Umar said, “The following poetic verse occurred to my mind while I was looking at the face of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam while he was praying for rain. He did not get down until the rain water flowed profusely from every roof-gutter:
“And He is of a white complexion (i.e. the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) through whose face rain is sought from the clouds and who is the refuge of the orphans and is the guardian of widows.And these were the words of Abu Talib.”  (Bukhari Volume 2, Book 17, Number 122)

Sunni (those permitting this 4th type) view about the Hadith of Umar Raziallah Anhu in Sahih Bukhari at the time of dua for rain.
In the Hadith recorded by Imam al-Bukhari Rahimullah and others, it is stated that at the time of Istisqaa (praying for rain) Hadhrat Umar radhi Allahu Anhu made Tawassul through the uncle of the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, namely Sayyiduna Abbas radhi Allahu Anhu,
Umar Ibn Khattab used to pray to Allah resorting to and through Abbas Ibn Abdul Muttalib during drought to get rainfall. He used to say: “O Allah we always did beseech you by petitioning through your Prophet (s.a.w) and you used to send us rain. Now we beseech you by petitioning through the Uncle of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam. So let the rain fall. He says: “The people would get rain.” (Bukhari            Volume 2, Book 17, Number123)
Sunni Scholars (those permitting this 4th type) view about this Hadeeth.
1.   The usool (principle) of the muhadditheen, Imams, and the fuqaha (jurists) is that ‘leaving something out is not daleel (Basis) of impermissibility.’

2.   Hadhrat Umar used Hadhrat Abbas to show people the status of the Prophet’s family within the society and teach people to respect them, as Ibn Hajar Asqalani said in explanation of the report of Hadhrat Anas:”It is desirable to seek the intercession of saintly people and the relatives of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, and it shows Hadhrat Abbas’s great merit and that of `Umar due to the latter’s humbleness before al-`Abbas and his recognition of his due right.” (Fathul Bari, volume 3, page 632, beirut)
3.   Hadhrat Umar radhi allahu anhu did this to make it clear that it was permissible to seek intercession through others besides the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, i.e. the people of righteousness and good whose barakah is hoped for. This is why we read in Fath-ul-Bari, after the story of Umar seeking intercession through Hadhrat Abbas radhi allahu anhu: “We can deduce from the story of Hadhrat Abbas that it is recommended to seek the intercession of the people of righteousness and good, and the people of the House of the Prophet.”
4.   The use of the Prophet’s uncle shows that tawassul is essentially through the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, as the importance of Hadhrat Abbas radhi allahu anhu in this respect is only in his relationship to the Prophet as ‘Umar himself states with the words “the uncle of your Prophet” and as Hadhrat Abbas radhi allahu anhu states:”O Allah, The people have turned to you by means of me because of my position in relation to your Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam.”Mentioned from al-Zubayr ibn Bakkar’s narration in al-Ansab by Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari (2:497).
5.   Imam Hakim has mentioned in his Mustadrak that Hadhrat Umar radhi allahu anhu addressed the people:”O’ people, verily the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam would hold Hadhrat Abbas radhi allahu anhu in very high esteem as a son would his father, so follow the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam in [his relationship towards] his uncle and make him a means to Allah in whatever befalls you.” (Musatadrak-e-Hakim Volume 3 Page 334)

Great Imams    and   Scholars supporting this 4TH type of Waseela of pious
ImamAhmad Ibne Hnbal andTawassul:
:( المرداوي في الإنصاف ( 2:456 "... يجوز التوسلبالرجل الصالح على الصحيح من المذهب، وقيليُستحب.قال الإمام أحمد للمروذي : يتوسل بالنبي صلى اله عليهوسلم في دعائه وجزم به في المستوعب وغير
Al-Mardawi said: "The correct position of the [Hanbali] madhhab is that it is permissible in one's du'a to use as one's means a pious person (saalih), and it is said that it is desirable (mustahabb). Imam Ahmad said to Abu Bakr al-Marwazi: 'Let him use the Prophet as a means in his supplication to Allah.'"
(Al-Insaf 2:456) This is also cited by Ibn Taymiyyah in Majmu' Al-Fatawa (1:140).
Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal(RA) has also encouraged making Tawassul through Rasulullah [sallallahu alayhi wasallam] in ones duas.
(Fataawa ibn Taimiyyah vol.1 pg.140, Also see Mafaaheem pg.137)
Imam      Shawkani       and  Tawassul: 

قال الشوكاني في تحفة الذاكرين: "وفي الحديث دليل على جواز التوسل برسول الله صلى اله عليه وسلم إلى الله عز وجل مع اعتقاد أن الفاعل هو الله سبحانه وتعالى، وأنه المعطي والمانع ما شاء .(10/ كان وما لم يشأ لم يكن" (تحفة الأحوذي 34 
Tuhfatul Dhakireen
Al-Shawkani   said, in     Tuhfatul  Dhakireen:
"And in this hadith is proof for the permissibility of tawassul through the Prophet [s] to Allah, with the conviction that the [actual] doer is Allah, and that He is the Giver and the Withholder. What He wills is, and what He does not will, will never be."
Haafiz Shamsud-Deen Al-Sakhawi (RA), the grand student of Haafiz ibn Hajr Al-Asqalaani(RA) made Tawassul on many occasions through Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] in his books,
see for example Al-Tuhfatul-Lateefah vol.1 pg.3, 17; al-Ibtihaaj bi azkaaril musaafiril haaj
Imam Ibne Kathir
Narrated the incidence of ‘Utbi and Araabi and considered it Hikayat al "MASHUR"
[Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Qur'an al-azim Vol 004, Page No. 140, Under the Verse 4:64]  
(In Tafseer Ibne Katheer, Please Refer Arabic Tafseer Some of the English Translations has omitted this part.)
This incidence also mentioned by [Imam Nawawi in Kitab ul Adhkaar, Page No. 179, Published by Dar ul Ma'rifah, Beirut, Leabon].  
 Ibn Hajar‘Asqalānī (Foremost commentator of Bukhari Shareef) 
He has in his books al-Isābah fī tamyīz-is-sahābah (3:484) and Fath-ul-bārī (2:495-6) narrated the incident of the man who visited the Prophet’s        grave for rain through his mediation (page 230).

Imam      Nawawi  on    Tawassul:
النووي في المجموع شرح المهذب (كتاب الحج): ثم يرجع إلى موقفه الأول قبالة وجه رسول الله صلى اله عليه وسلم ويتوسل به في حق نفسه، ويستشفع به إلى ربه سبحانه وتعالى
[The pilgrim] should then face the shrine of the Messenger of Allah (s) , make him an intermediary [to Allah], and intercede through him to Allah...
(Majmu' Sharh Al-Madhhab – Kitab Al-Hajj)Imam Nawawī in the sixth chapter of his book al-Īdāh has mentioned the issue of intermediation. Besides, he has recorded in al-Adhkār a number of supplications which prove the reality of intermediation(Page 212)

Imam      Ibn  Khuzaymah    and  Tawassul:
:( 7/ ابن حجر في تهذيب التهذيب ( 339 قال (الحاكم النيسابوري) وسمعت أبا بكر محمد بن المؤمل بن الحسن بن عيسى يقول خرجنا مع امام أهل الحديث أبي بكر بن خزيمة وعديله أبي علي الثقفي مع جماعة من مشائخنا وهم إذ ذاك متوافرون إلى زيارة قبر علي بن موسى الرضى بطوس قال فرأيت من تعظيمه يعنى ابن خزيمة لتلك البقعة وتواضعه لها وتضرعه عندها ما تحيرنا.

Ibn Hajar (Tahdhib 7:339) narrates the account of the Imam of Hadith Ibn Khuzaymah, under the entry of the same Ali bin Musa Al-Ridha. He relates that Ibn Khuzaymah also performed tawassul at the grave   of Al-Ridha.

These are not simple scholar or polemic debater of today. Rather they are authority on Hadeeth and Jurisprudence and scholars of undisputed integrity. So their view is based on Ahadith. And this is the position taken by great Majority of scholars of Hanafi, Shafai, Maliki,Hanbali fiqh worldwide.)

SALAFI (those not permitting this 4thtype) POSITION ON 4TH TYPE OF WASEELA
1.   Salafi Scholars donot permit taking Waseela from Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and the pious Aulia Allah.
2.   They present the above mentioned Hadith of Umar Raziallahu Anhu action at the time of Istasqa as there Proof and say that in this hadith he has seeked waseela from Prophet’s uncle who was alive and not from Prophet.
3.   In the Hadith recorded by Imam al-Bukhari and others, it is stated that at the time of Istisqaa (praying for rain) Hadhrat Umar radhi Allahu Anhu made Tawassul through the uncle of the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, namely Sayyiduna Abbas radhi Allahu Anhu, Umar Ibn Khattab used to pray to Allah resorting to and through Abbas Ibn Abdul Muttalib during drought to get rainfall. He used to say: “O Allah we always did beseech you by petitioning through your Prophet (s.a.w) and you used to send us rain. Now we beseech you by petitioning through the Uncle of the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam. So let the rain fall. He says: “The people would get rain.” (Bukhari Volume 2, Book 17, Number 123)
4.   Imam Ibne Taimiyya is not supporting this Waseelah from Pious Aulia Allah. It is an open secret that Most of the Salafi Scholars (those not permitting this 4th type) of today take his word as almost final for all Practical Purposes.

The Sunni Scholars (those permitting this 4thtype) Position is that They respect Imam Ibne Taimmiyya but say ……..
a.     Sheikh   Abul hasan ali nadvi has written biography of Imam Ibne taimmiya Rahimullah . In the footnotes after quoting Imam Ibne Taimmiya writing on Waseela  he writes
“But Majority of Imams and Scholar has a difference of opinion from him (Ibne Taimmiya) on this issue.
(Tareekh e dawat o Azeemat vol 2 page no 208)
b.     The Imam, despite having vast knowledge, in many issues chose a path which was different from the path of the majority of the Ummah, and they did not accept his views in this case.
c.      Allamah Taqee-ud-Deen Al-Subki(RA) and other Muhadditheen have stated that Haafiz Ibn-Taimiyyah(RA) - who passed away in the year 728 Hijri - was the first to refute the permissibility of this form of Tawassul (Shifaa-us-Siqaam pg.293)
d.     Abu-Abdillah Al-Tilmisani Al-Maaliki(RA) (a renown scholar of the 7th century) has written a book concerning how this remained the practise of the entire Ummah since its existence.(Refer Maqaalatul Kawthari pg.397) 
There is a difference in Imam Ibne Taimmiya Rahimullah stand
Stand taken by present day debaters who oppose waseela.
1.   Imam Ibne Taimmiya has not branded the waseela of this type as shirk As branded by present day debaters.

2.    Ibne Taimmiya has classified different type of invocation and finally wrote about this type.
His statement is
“The third situation is one beseech Allah in this manner : ‘I request you, O our Lord Allah, in the name o f such and such prophet or Aulia, whom you love or have special status to extend me a helping hand and bless me with this.’ So this Invocation is practice of so many people but no companion of the Prophet or his successor is reported to have addressed his prayers even in this manner. Many of the great scholars of faith permit imploring Allah in this way only with the name of the Prophet while there are others who hold that such practice was only in the life-time of the Prophet but not after his death.”
Ibne Taimmiya book Risala Zeyaratu Qaboor, Majmua Rasail, pp. 106-112

.(This translation has been done as urdu to English from book of sheikh   abul hasan ali nadvi biography of Imam Ibne taimmiya in Tareekh e dawat o Azeemat vol 2 page no 208. In the footnotes after quoting Imam Ibne Taimmiya words translation he writes “But Majority of Imams and Scholar has a difference of opinion from him on this issue.
Issue of Tawassul and Shirk ????????????
Discussing permissibility or non permissibility of this type of
Waseelah is different thing
making it the issue of Emaan and Shirk is totally different.
We all are aware that some individuals and organizations/Group are making it issue of Shirk and accuse all those taking this type of waseela as Mushrik. (maaz Allah).
This is very strange rather an issue of grief and bereavement that our group mentality has taken us far away from Islam.
Those who consider Tawassul as shirk are on very weak wicket. Has no support at all not even from Ibne Taimmiya Rahimullah.
(May Allah help us on understanding and wisdom) 

1.   All Islamic Scholars are agreed As dua is Ibadat (worship) and Ibadat can only be  done to Allah so making dua other than Allah is wrong and not permitted at all. There is no confusion over it, all scholars are agreed thatWorship (Ibadat) can be done only for Allah.
2.   Waseelah by supplicating to Allah Ta’ala through the rank and position of certain individuals in the sight of Almighty Allah, alive or        deceased is not dua to anyone else so not shirk.
3.   Great Majority of scholars has permitted and practiced on waseela. It has strong evidence from Quran and Sunnah.
4.   For understanding Waseela the example of King and person closer to king, Example of ladder/steps to reach the building is totally wrong.
5.   These are dangerous example and not proper at all and will lead to deviated thought sometimes may lead to the Shirk. Allah power/his way of doing things should never be compared it is free from all assistance.
6.   The practices i.e Grave worship/unislamic Rituals at the Grave of Aulia Allah/Doing any form of Ibabdat for anyone other than Allah/Asking directly for help from other than Allah these all are  is being condemned by all scholars of Islam.
7.   No one should mix the above practices with the original issue of Waseela.
8.   Waseela and Tawassul is one of the most commonly Polemic debate topic on internet forums/face book among Muslim groups. On you tube/TV Channel/Internet You will never find actual great Scholars of Quran Tafseer or Hadith Scholars in this debates.
9.   You will find either non scholars Polemicists arguing on so called Islamic forum or some group affiliated speakers on you tube or TV channels/Internet.
10.                     There is urgent need to teach Islamic principles to General Muslims and so calledspeakers of polemic debates on TV Channels/Internet/You tube in the light of quran and Sunnah and Slafus        salehin     understanding.

Whatever is good from Allah, and bad from us and from the shaytaan.
We ask Allah to show us the truth as truth and help us to follow it; We ask Him to show us falsehood as falsehood, and to help us to avoid it. And we ask Him to help us to be sincere in word and deed, and to help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him.
In the end I beseech Allah (SWT) to give us the correct understanding of the truth and to follow it, to give us the fervour of doing righteous deeds and to grant us the Tawfeeq of Ikhlas (sincerity) and action, to protect us from the evil of our Nafs (self) and the evil of our desires and Shaytaan and to grant honour to His Deen, to elevate His Kalima and to strengthen our kingdom with Islam and to strengthen Islam with it and verily He (SWT) is the owner of it and has control (over it).

All praises to Allah the Sustainer of the worlds, and grace, honour and salutations on the Chief of Apostles and Seal of Prophets, Our beloved Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, his family, companions and those who followed him in an excellent fashion and invited mankind towards Allah, till the Day of Resurrection.

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