Calling upon other than Allah is Shirk


It is an act of shirk  (associating others with Allah) and a major sin to call upon anyone in the Unseen — a dead person, angel, devil or jinn — for help or intercession. 

The purpose of Mankind, the sole reason behind our creation, is to worship Allah Alone: "And I created not the Jinns and men except that they should worship Me (Alone)." [51: 56]

Worship has been defined by Ibn Taymiyyah as being: "a term which comprises everything that Allah (s.w.t) loves and approves of from the apparent and hidden sayings and deeds."

The main condition for such worship to be accepted however, is that they must be solely made for the Sake of Allah, and no one else.

Ibnul Qayyim said: "And from the types of Shirk, requesting needs from the dead, and Istighaathah from them and direction (of the call) to them, and this is the original of the Shirk of Mankind. Since the dead has his deeds cut off from him, and he cannot cause upon himself any good nor bad, let alone whoever seeks help from him, or asked him to seek intercession from Allah on his behalf. "

Calling upon the dead represents a hollow attempt to seek help from a creature who can benefit the caller nothing. Allah Says: "If you call upon them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them" [35: 14]


Asking Allaah by the virtue of So and so
It is not permissible to ask Allaah by the virtue of anyone, not even by the virtue of the Prophets or Messengers or awliyaa or righteous people and NOT even by virtue of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh).

No one can compel Allaah to do anything. It is NOT permissible to ask Him in any way except by His Names and Attributes, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them”. [al-A’raaf 7:180]. 

With regard to saying to the occupant of a grave, “O So and so, help me,” this is obviously shirk, because it is a supplication to someone other than Allaah.
Asking by the virtue of someone is a means to shirk, and calling upon a created being is shirk in worship. ~And Allaah knows best. (islam-qa)~




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Calling upon other than Allah! [A lecture by Yasir Qadhi]


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Grave Worship and Intercession by Dr.Al-'Areefy [English subtitled]

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