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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)