Asking one’s needs from the dead

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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