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Invoking the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam, calling upon Him and seeking Help from Him after His Death are all Forms of Major Shirk

Is calling upon the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam or invoking him in times of need and seeking his help from calamities and misfortunes, from near – I mean, from his grave – or far, an ugly Shirk, or not?

Invoking the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam, calling upon him and seeking his help after his death in times of need and in search of relief from hardships is major Shirk, which removes a person from the fold of Islaam, whether it is done near his grave or far from it, such as saying: “O Messenger of Allaah! Cure me.” Or: “return my lost property.” etc.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts

Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.1, p.278, DARUSSALAM
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