Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
After reading through this site I have realised that tawassul through the awliya is permissible. But what about building upon the grave and making shrines etc? Is this not considered an innovation? Also, if it is unlawful to build shrines on these graves, does that mean that it is unlawful visit these shrines. And finally, are the graves of the awliya considered more sanctified than the masajid? – and as such are people right in thinking that there’s a greater chance of having our dua’s answered at graves than masjids?
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
There are a few answers on building over graves at www.sunnipath.com .
The default is that duas are answered. There is nothing decisive whether they are more likely to be answered in a mosque or at a righteous Muslim’s grave, though we do know that a believer is more beloved to Allah than the Kaaba itself (let alone any other mosque), by authentic hadith of the Beloved Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace).
And Allah knows best.