Questions tagged [tawassul]

Questions on توسل which is seeking means of closeness to Allah for the purpose of supplication. It may be by invoking Him through His Names, or through faith and good deeds, or through His Prophets, or by asking a righteous person to supplicate.

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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (Shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the Noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink; and ...
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Did The Sahaba Prayed To The Prophet instead of Allah?

An Islamophobic website cites the following narration to prove that the Sahaba prayed to the Prophet instead of Allah. They attack Islam in such a way. The following are some of the narrations they ...
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Umar recoursed (Tawassol) to the uncle of the Prophet(s) (Sunni view)

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ : أنّه کَانَ إِذَا قَحَطُوا اسْتَسْقَى بِالْعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِالْمُطَّلِبِ ، فَقَالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا کُنَّا نَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَیْکَ بِنَبِیِّنَا فَتَسْقِينَا، ...
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What are the rulings of visitng graves and graves of pious people?

I am looking into the rulings established of what is permissible to do and not to do when visiting a grave in general, and visiting graves of prophets and pious people. This question was spurred from ...
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Imam's beliefs are doubtful

I am suspicious about Imam's beliefs regarding (Walee Ullah). His saying about pious people (Walee Ullah) is that they are closer to GOD. So ask them to pray for you instead pray directly. He put ...
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Can we ask another person who is more faithful than us to ask our demands from Allah ? is this Tavassol or not?(Sunni view )

There is a Hadith in Sunni sources which reads: Narrated Anas: Whenever there was drought, Umar bin Al-Khattab used to ask Allah for rain through Al-Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib, saying, "O ...