Assalam o Alaikum
Muslim groups on internet forums/you tube/facebook are not represented by
any great scholar. There are certain TV/Video sheikhs who are acting as self
styled spokesperson of their groups. Unfortunately actual great scholars has no
connection with general Muslim.
Those who are connected to Muslim through
internet/you tube/face book are mainly 3rd/4th line
speakers who have very little knowledge.
Their lack of Taqwa and filthy tongue
has further complicated the problem.May Allah help the Muslims.
Waseela and Tawassul
is one of the most commonly debated topic on
internet forums/face book among Muslim debators and 3rd/4th line speakers line
who comes on you tube or TV channels as spokesperson of group. Although It is also an open secret that no one these debators try to prove their
stand bypassing certain basic facts.
1. They don’t
present the Islamic perspective of Waseelah. Islamic waseelah is not explained
by its literal meaning.
2. Tawheed is anchor
sheet of Islamic faith then what is concept of waseelah?
3. What is Ayats
in Quran explaining power of Allah?
4. What is
Ayats in Quran explaining waseelah and What are the Hadith that explains
different types of waseelah.
5. What is
difference between A.Waseelah B.Dua and C.Shirk.
6. What are
the types of waseelah and its explanation for which there is no difference
between Muslim Ummah.
7. There is
only one type of waseelah for which difference of opinion among Muslim
Unislamic Rituals at graves of Aulia Allah etc or any similar things are
nothing to do with waseelah. No Quranic Ayats Hadith or any Islamic Scholar
endorse these rituals.
Doing Dua other than Allah,Doing Sajda to Graves..........Other Rituals at grave is nothing to do with waseelah, No scholar permit it
(Dont mix true waseelah with shirk........)
These are three things.
Please dont mix them. Understand all of them
1. The usool (principle) of the muhadditheen and the fuqaha (jurists) is that ‘leaving something out is not daleel 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 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.”
:( المرداوي في الإنصاف ( 2:456 "... يجوز التوسل بالرجل الصالح على الصحيح من المذهب، وقيل: يُستحب. قال الإمام أحمد للمروذي : يتوسل بالنبي صلى اله عليه وسلم في دعائه وجزم به في المستوعب وغيره.."
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).
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
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."
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 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 Ahlul-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.
Ibn Hibban and Tawassul:
:( 8/456/ ابن حبان في كتابه الثقات ( 14411 مات على بن موسى الرضا بطوس من شربة سقاه إياها المأمون فمات من ساعته وذلك في يوم السبت آخر يوم سنة ثلاث ومائتين وقبره بسناباذ خارج النوقان مشهور يزار بجنب قبر الرشيد، قد زرته مرارا كثيرة وما حلت بي شدة في وقت مقامى بطوس فزرت قبر على بن موسى الرضا صلوات الله على جده وعليه ودعوت الله إزالتها عنى إلا أستجيب لي وزالت عنى تلك الشدة وهذا شيء جربته مرارا فوجدته كذلك أماتنا الله على محبة المصطفى وأهل بيته صلى الله عليه وعليهم أجمعين.
In his Rijal book Al-Thuqat (8:456:14411), under the entry of Ali bin Musa al-Ridha, Ibn Hibban relates his own account of going to Al-Ridha's grave, performing tawassul through him and states that whenever "I was afflicted with a problem during my stay in Tus, I would visit the grave of Ali bin Musa (Allah's blessings be upon his grandfather and him) and ask Allah to relieve me of that problem and it (my dua) would be answered and the problem alleviated. And this is something I did, and found to work, many times ..."
We have tried my best to deal with this topic. If We have done well, it is by the help of Allah, and if We have made any mistakes, they are from me 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 I 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.
May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and his family and Companions, and grant them peace. Aameen.
(Taken with Jazakallah o Khair from http://aqeedahinislam.blogspot.in/p/sunni-salafi-differences-waseela-and.html with some editing)