“But look at the list of my favourite Sunni scholars who invoked the Prophet!”

Quboori extremist: “Fulan Hanbali shaykh said, “Ya Muhammad” and fulan Shafi’i and Hanbali shaykh authenticated the hadith of the blind man (“Ya Muhammad”). Therefore, it is now totally fine for me to directly invoke (completely bypassing Allah) an endless list of saints/Ahlul-Bayt/pirs/ for the fulfillment of all my needs and wishes.
Having said that: Ya Ali/Hussain/Jilani, etc., etc. madad!”

Consider yourself refuted, ya Vahabi Najdi!



The hadith of the blind man (even if accepted as totally sahih) does not justify and prove the extremism of the Qubooris:

Refutation Of The Misuse Of The Hadith Of The Blind Man & The Man In Need

Of course, we can address the Prophet (peace be upon)  when we express our love for him. This has been done for decades in Arab (and Persian, etc.) poetry. Yes, some scholars are concerned with statements such as ‘Ya so-and-so’, but this is due to the misuse by the extremist tomb and saint venerators who hide behind technical terms and poetical concepts in order to justify their heresies.

The Arabs (and other nations) mention people whom they love and adore in times of pain and joy, however, they (except the polytheists among them like the Christians and other than them) do not beseech them and ask them for their needs i.e. they do not pray to them and believe that their deceased beloved ones can hear all their prayers and respond to them. These are specific qualities of Allah that the Christians, Rafidah, and their likes gave to their saints/Imams under the pretext of ‘Tawassul/with the permission of God’.

This has been explained in-depth in the following article:

Shubhah: Ibn ‘Umar invoked the Prophet (ﷺ) for help! | ‘Ya Muhammad’

In fact, in our daily prayers, we figuratively address the Prophet (peace be upon him) by praying FOR him:

Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) recited the tashahhud as follows:

التحيات لله، والصلوات، والطيبات، السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته….


“All compliments, prayers and pure words are due to Allah. Peace be upon YOU, O Prophet, and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings…”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) is directly addressed here, not because he can hear billions of voices (a power and task that Allah never bestowed upon him), rather because we have shar’i evidence that our salawat are delivered to him by an angel.

Shubhah: The Prophet (ﷺ) can hear billions of salams so my favourite saint can do 24/7 madad

So this is praying FOR the Prophet (peace be upon) not TO the Prophet (peace be upon him), a big difference, do you understand, or would you like to insist on your ignorance and bias?

So if someone says:

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you, o Messenger of Allah!

Peace be upon you, o Hussain!
Peace be upon you, o Umar!

May Allah be pleased with you, o Ali b. Abi Talib!

…then know that none of that entails shirk whatsoever. These are prayers TO Allah where one asks Allah alone to bless those great individuals. These are not prayers TO those individuals, where they are begged to come to our rescue and fulfill our wishes.

Only a person deprived of intellect or someone with a fetish for paganism in the form of the invocation of the tombed saints (as if Islam is some form of Catholic sect, like Rafidism) would conflate the practice of praying FOR the deceased and awliya‘ with the Catholic-Rafidi-esque practice of beseeching the awliya directly (whereby one completely bypasses God/Allah with the ‘majaz‘ excuse) and literally prays to the saints (“Ya tombed-one madad“).

Yes, if your aim is to please your desires and bias, then you will certainly find a plethora of ‘Sunni’ scholars who have been busy endorsing all sorts of khurafat, ghuluw and extremism in the name of ‘traditional Islam’ and ‘loving Ahlul-Bayt’. In fact, some are so unscrupulous, they have the audacity to endorse and chant shirk on steroids such as the ‘Nadi Ali‘ prayer where Allah is barely mentioned (a Rafidi shirk prayer that is considered a fabrication even by some Shia!).

So you can cite whoever you want, you will never, not in a million years, be able to prove that invoking the saints for our needs in prayer is the practice of the Prophets, the Sahabah, and the Ahlul-Bayt.
As for Tawassul: whoever rejects Islamic-legitimate Tawassul is a heretic, however, what is often peddled as Tawassul is nothing less than heresy (at best) and paganism (at worst).
Last but not least: All praise is due to Allah and may Allah’s blessings be upon you, O Messenger of Allah!