Tag Archives: Wasila

The Etiquette of Visiting Graves in Islam

Praise be to Allah. Visiting graves to pray to their occupants or seek their help or ask them to intercede – this is a reprehensible action, and indeed it is major shirk. It is not permissible to build mosques or domes etc over graves, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” (Sahih – agreed upon). And because it was narrated from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) in al-Sahih that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade plastering over graves, sitting on them and erecting structures Read more ...

Your ‘Wasila’ should be your prayers, ibadaats, deeds..

“O ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive (with might and main) in His cause: that ye may prosper.” [Surah Al Ma'idah 5:35] A large no of scholars and Mufassirs have explained the word "Wasila" as a method to get closer to Allah by doing good deeds. In "Tafsir Ibn Kathir", Ibn Kathir writes that no Mufassir has disregarded the above meaning and all of them agree upon it. Moreover in Sahih Bukhari we find a Hadith Qudsi which explains that one gets closer to Allah and is loved by Him when he offers his compulsory and optional prayers. In Sahih Muslim we come across a hadith narrated on the authority of Read more ...