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: Intercession of the Prophet, Help and Wasilah
: Reader Questions November 12, 2011, 03:37:44 PM
Salam Joseph,

Can we use intercession / help of the Prophet or him as our Wasilah to God?

: Re: Intercession of the Prophet, Help and Wasilah
: Joseph Islam November 12, 2011, 03:41:55 PM
Salamun Alaikum,


God informs us to ask of him directly. "wa iyyaka nasta'in' (1:5 You alone we ask for help).

Such a concept of intercession as the one prompted by your question is negated by the Quran.

INTERCESSION AND THE PROPHET'S HELP
http://quransmessage.com/articles/intercession%20FM3.htm

Also human wasilah's as the one intimated by your question is also negated by the Quran. Please see the following article:

WHAT IS 'WASILAH' FROM A QURAN'S PERSPECTIVE
http://quransmessage.com/articles/wasilah%20FM3.htm

We ask of him directly and Him alone.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Joseph.