Q: People of barelevi maslak who ask their needs to the graves of dead people, are they Muslim? Is this not quit similar to hindu faith or faith of mushrikeen e Makkah because as mentioned in Saheeh Muslim they also believed in one Allah.
A: Seeking one’s needs from the deceased in haraam. If one believes that the deceased have the ability and power to administrate the affairs of the world according to their own will and have the power to independently cure people, then one is committing shirk in the attributes of Allah Ta’ala. Such a person will come out of the fold of Islam.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)