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Asking the dead to make dua and making dua through waseela

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Q:

1. Is it permissible to ask a dead person to make dua to Allah on our behalf?

2. Is it permissible to make dua like this: “O Allah I ask you through the waseela of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and the pious people’ and ‘O Allah I ask you through the easels of your attributes and the Quran’?

Bismillaah

A:

1. There is no basis for this.

2. It is permissible.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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