Asking the dead to make dua and making dua through waseela

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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’?



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, 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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