As salami Alaikum, respected Mufti Luqman Hansrot,
I live in London and I have great respect for you, your brother and your respected father Hazrat mawlana Muhammad Hansrot Saheb.
Please in India we attend Ajmah sharef and through them we ask Allah ta ala to help us with our problems in the world. But you know i hear people saying this is wrong. We are still asking Allah ta’ala but we are only going through them. How can that be wrong?
My whole family have practised this for years. Could you tell me if I am doing anything wrong. And if it is wrong then which saints should I go through?
May Allah ta ala reward you my respected Mufti.
In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
In principle, it is permissible to visit the graves of the Ambiyaa Allayhumas Salaam, Sahaabah Radiyallahu Anhum and the pious predecessors. However one should be cautious and not exceed the religious boundaries in adulation whilst visiting such graves.
Khwajah Mu’in al-Din Chishti Rahmatullahi Allayhi was from amongst the great scholars of Islam. He was a staunch monotheist and would certainly disapprove of any one prostrating at his grave and falling into polytheism. You should only visit the graves and return and totally avoid yourself from any innovations and customs which are carried out there.
The aspect of Tawassul using intermediaries whilst supplicating to Allah Ta‘ala through Rasullulah Sallalahu Allayhi Wassallam and the pious predecessors is permitted, rather recommended according to the Shari’ah. Hence there is much evidence to support the practice of Wasilah through the Qur’an and Sunnah.
We make Dua Allah Ta‘ala keeps you steadfast on His Deen and grants you the sweetness of Imaan. Aameen
And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot