Meaning of istighaathah

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Q: What is the difference between Istighathah, Waseela and Tawassul? I have read that Waseela and Tawassul are permissible whereas Istighathah is not permissible and could lead to kufr and shirk.


A: Istighaathah appears in the Qur’aan. If it is with Allah then it is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

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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