Fatwa: # 18684
Category: Beliefs
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 24th May 2010

Title

I am I 15y/o boy, when I was 14 , one of my uncle friend started taking me to a place were someone who is called to be pious lays ...

Question

Asalam alykum, I am I 15y/o boy, when I was 14 , one of my uncle friend started taking me to a place were someone who is called to be pious lays dead and told me to p[ray in front of him, it kept happening for months when i came to know the it was shirk i told my family about this they just manipulating the ''ayats'',and saying that Allah(swt) allowed this and if you don't do this your going to commit a grave sin, but that's not what i read,,

Answer

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

It is not permissible to call out to the dead for any kind of  help or assistance.[1]

There is no such permissibility in the Holy Quraan[2] with regards to seeking help from the dead. Such an act constitutes kufr and the implications of that are major. We advice you to be firm and steadfast on the belief and Aqeeda of the Ahlus Sunnah Walljamaat, and protect your self from the deviate sects.

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 

Ml. Luqman Hansrot,
Student Dārul Iftā

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā



[1] ويكفر بقوله أرواح المشايخ حاضرة تعلم ...(مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر , باب الرد , رشيديه ,ج 1 , ص 209)

[2] وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنْ يَدْعُو مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مَنْ لا يَسْتَجِيبُ لَهُ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَهُمْ عَنْ دُعَائِهِمْ غَافِلُونَ .(قران الكريم ,سورة الاحقاف , 5)
3 وَلا تَدْعُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لا يَنْفَعُكَ وَلا يَضُرُّكَ فَإِنْ فَعَلْتَ فَإِنَّكَ إِذاً مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ . (قران الكريم ,سورة يونس , 106)

4(فتاوى محموديه ,جامعه فاروقيه , ج 1 , ص 350 )

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