Some people resort to grasping at straws to justify one of the stepping stones to paganism, which is grave worship. A whole list of their false arguments has already been debunked here with the tawfiq of Allah.
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!”
Sufis (like Rawafid) post numerous sources for this fairy-tale. It is based on flimsy reports, filled with majahil and other defects. They will quote some books by some scholars (Hanbalis) like Ibn al-Qayyim and other sources, none of them are authentic.
One of the most abused and misapplied verses of the Qur’an are those about the martyrs (الشهداء) who are described as being alive(with their Rabb). The extremists from amongst the heretical sects, present those verses to the gullible and ignorant masses as proof and justification for the heresy and mother of all shirk (polytheism) that is the invocation of the saints (imams, Ahl al-Bayt, shaykhs, pirs, etc.) for one’s needs.
The “but, you ask your mom to make a sandwich for you, to make du’a for you, to pass the glass for you” argument. Ya Allah, where to begin addressing this shallow and superficial understanding that is based on a flawed comparison (logical fallacy)?!
There is a valid difference of opinion amongst the scholars of Ahl al-Sunnah regarding the issue of the dead being able to hear the living and to what extent. However, both camps agree that praying to the living, the dead or Prophets, martyrs, etc. is strictly forbidden and the mother of all shirk (polytheism).
A hallmark of the Ahlul-Bid’ah (like the Rafidah and the Mutasawwifah) is that they rely on weak and fabricated reports. Once they are exhausted with that (after being refuted) they move onto the ‘but so-and-so great scholars said so’ appeal.
There is no doubt that Islam is the truth and that the people of the Sunnah, the Ahlul-Sunnah, are the closest people to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). There is also no doubt that Rafidism (Twelver Shia Imamism) is a dumpster of various forms of zandaqah, kufr, shirk, and ghuluw in the name of the Ahlul-Bayt. No damage control attempts can ever change that.
There is also no doubt that the seeds of the da’wah sprout and eventually bear fruit as shall be proven in this article.
A commonly repeated shubhah by Rawafid and other Quburis based on the misuse of a hadith that states that the Prophet (ﷺ) can hear our salam that we send upon him. In their shallow understanding of these matters, they argue that:
A Facebook Sufi page with tens of thousands of followers responded to me after asking them a simple and straightforward question regarding the invocation of other than Allah in du’a i.e. literally beseeching and calling upon other than Allah (which is not tawassul in any shape or form, it’s pseudo-tawassul, a misuse of the term of tawassul).
The answer I got was expected, but still, it is always shocking, just imagining that someone can claim Islam and Tawhid whilst holding the folding abhorrent pagan beliefs that resemble Catholicism more than they resemble Islam:
What the Rafidah like other Quburis simply cannot fathom (some of them may understand but they pretend not to, in order to justify the mainstream polytheistic practices of their coreligionists, including top Ayatullats) is that
The hadith of the blind man and the man in need are two narrations that are often quoted by grave-worshippers (Quburis) who misuse and abuse these narrations in order to justify their textbook and Catholic-Esque polytheism and paganism of saint worship (the invocation of the saints in supplication).
This article will prove that their proofs are nothing but spoofs and that there is no need to fall into other extreme i.e. the outright rejection of Islamic concepts such as Tawassul, Tashaffu’, etc. in order to debunk the extremists from amongst the Quburis.
The Hadith Of The Blind Man And Its Misapplication
No doubt, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) always invoked Allah alone and taught others to do so.
No doubt, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) never raised flags of shirk and slogans such as ‘Ya Husayn’, rather his slogan and that of the companions were slogans of Tawhid (such as ‘ya Allah’ and the Takbir that Sunnis are known for).
Al-Husayn never said ‘ya myself madad’ nor ‘ya ‘Ali madad’, rather he prayed to Allah alone, so do Sunnis.
Sunnis are the true Husaynis, they are upon the Tawhid of al-Husayn, Ali ibn Abi Talib, the family of the Prophet (ﷺ):
For those who don’t know, the Rafidah are on the exact same ‘Aqidah as al-‘Awni, Qadhi, and other Shirk-apologists when it comes to the issue of Istiqlal.
I can provide you with plenty of lectures, in Arabic, Persian, etc. where they idolatrous turban-heads of the Rafidah literally say that invoking the Imams/Ali ibn Abi Talib (or even Fatimah 500+ times in prostration!) for rizq, children, literally anything you wish, is the purest form of Tawhid and can never be shirk. How? Well, like other heretical Quburis they add their favourite clause/cop-out ‘with the permission of Allah’ i.e. rejecting Istiqlal (dependency from Allah) for their buried and tombed demigods.
The grave worshippers argue that their tombed demigods are depending on Allah i.e. Allah is superior to them and they are not mustaqil (independent) from Allah and they can’t do anything without His will and permission and thus they (Quburis) are not committing any form of shirk whatsoever. He (Allah) chose to give them (buried saints) these powers, which of course is nothing but a lie.
So because the Rafidah affirm with their tongues that Allah has chosen to bestow the Imams/Ahlul-Bayt with the power to hear and respond to every du’a (even if you bypass Allah and call directly on the Imams without mentioning Allah at all!), they (the Rafidah) can now totally invoke their Imams exactly like one is supposed to invoke Allah in du’a, the Rafidi just has to add the clause ‘with the permission of Allah’.
And this the result of the Istiqlal nonsense. These extremist Rawafid are monotheists, Muslims, upon the Millah of Ibrahim (i.e. Hunafa`) who (at worst) have erred according to the likes of al-‘Awni, Qadhi, etc. and according to the extremists from amongst the Sufis and the Rafidah this is the purest form of Tawhid. Enjoy their ‘Tawhid’:
Abul Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn Abdil-Kareem al-Shahrastāni (d. 548) lived some two centuries before Ibn Taimiyya (d. 728) and ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751), let alone being some seven centuries before MiAW (d. 1206). Despite that, this is what he had to say about idol-worshipers in his encyclopedic work on religions and sects ‘Al-Milal wan-Niḥal’: Continue reading Al-Shahristani on the Shirk of the Quburis (grave worshippers)→
Twenty-three years of Prophetic da’wah, the call of Islam and Tawhid, was not meant to replace the excessive saint veneration of various polytheists (like the Christians) with a set of new saints who can be invoked in du’a.
Shaykh al-Islam Abul-‘Abbas ibn Taymiyyah (rh) says:
As an introduction, it must be made clear that there are indeed fine details on the subject of calling on someone other than Allah. Of course, not every call (نداء) directed to someone other than Allah is shirk (polytheism) in and of itself.
Before you read: Remember, you don’t need to be a zealous ‘Salafi’ (of the hizbi type) to oppose and call out the falsehood and heresies of deviants who masquerade as traditionalists. Salafi-burnout has caused some to fall into other extremes. Be aware and don’t become a tool.
When I raise my hands and say ‘ya Ali madad’ (‘O Ali help me’) with absolute Khushu’ (humility) and Khudhu’ (veneration) then that’s not shirk! That’s Tavassol! It stands for … umm … yeah! It stands for ‘O Ali ask Allah to help me ‘… Nah, ackchyually, it means ‘O Allah help me!’ Like the trinity:
1+1+1 = 1 so Ya dozen Imams madad = Ya Allah madad
The Prophet and his Sahaba (includes Ahlul-Bayt) did not wage Jihad against the Mushrikun in order to replace ‘Ya Hubal, Ya Lāt, Ya Jesus, Ya Mary madad’ (help) with his family (‘Ya Ali, Ya Fatimah, Ya dozen Imams madad’) and a whole plethora of Sufi pirs and other saints.
If you are high on this Shirk you might as well join the Catholic or Orthodox Church (avoid protestants as they would make Takfir on the aforementioned AND you), they have a saint for every specific task (like the Rafidah) and you’ll do just fine.
“Iblis fell into error because he was obsessed with Tawhid and wanted to avoid shirk left and right. Ya Ghous-E-Azam madad, Ya Ali madad!”
Sunni: Iblis actually gave preference to his ‘aql/intellect over the command of Allah, other than that he had undoubtly a better Tawhid understanding than you Mushriks, for even Iblis knew how correct Tawasul (by calling on Allah alone THROUGH his beautiful names and attributes) is done:
عن أبي سعيد الخدري قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول إن إبليس قال لربه بعزتك وجلالك لا أبرح أغوي بني آدم ما دامت الأرواح فيهم فقال الله فبعزتي وجلالي لا أبرح أغفر لهم ما استغفروني
From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (r): I heard the Prophet (s) saying: “The devil said to his Lord: “By your POWER (‘Izz) and MAJESTY (Jalalah), I won’t stop misleading the children of Adam as long as they are alive”. Then Allah said: “By my honour and majesty, and I won’t stop forgiving them as long as they seek for forgiveness from me”. [Ahmad]