What is Waseela and Tawassul


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Book has also one chapter dealing with evidences of Salafi Scholar(Not supporting 4th type of waseela)Sunni scholar (supporting 4th type of waseela)  on Waseela.

·      What is Waseela Tawassul literal Meaning
·      There     are  three      things 1.Dua 2.Waseela.3.Shirk There understanding.
·      Quran Ayats and Translation that give light on Allah power and way of doing things. 
·      What are 4 Types of Waseelah
·      No difference among scholar on 3 types of Waseela.
·      The difference of opinion among scholars on 4th type of waseela.
·      1st  group of Ignorant Muslims Who oppose Waseelah without understanding and brand waseela as shirk.
·      2nd group of Ignorant Muslims who misuse waseela and do Rituals at grave of Aulia Allah.
·      Some common point on waseelah that all scholars agreed.
·      Example of king-minister or ladder to reach is totally wrong to explain waseela.
·      Ahadith that support 4th Type of Waseela.
·      Salafus salehin Imam Scholars Position on Waseelah
·      Position of those who argue that 4th type of waseelah is not Permissible.
·      Issue of Tawassul and Shirk
·       Some Wrong practices on the name of Waseela.
·       Among Muslim group Polemicists Waseela and Tawassul is one of the most commonly debate topic on internet forums/face book.

Meaning of Waseela

WASEELA or TAWASSUL (Arabic: توسل‎) literally meaning is seeking closeness. to make a request or supplicate through a means. WASEELA or TAWASSUL are used interchangeably for the same meaning.
The some other meaning that has been mentioned in ARABIC to urdu dictionary are Rasta (way),Zaria (Medium),Taqarrub hasil karne ka zaria (way for seeking closeness). Sometimes it is also translated as Intermediary or Intercession.
But the Islamic understanding of Wseela and Tawassul is not synonymous to these terms and their literal meaning. Through Tawassul Muslims seeks nearness to Allah and ask for acceptance for his dua to Allah.

Allah Power and way of doing

Allah says:
"And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves, and He is the All Wise, Well Acquainted with all things." Suratul-An'am 6:18
Allah says:
"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer." Suratush-Shura 42:11

Then What is Waseela??

Allah himself has permitted and has asked to seek Waseela. That’s why we are seeking Wseela.
Allah Most High says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا الله وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

“O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek a means (waseelah) to him” (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 35)
Allah Almighty says:
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ رَسُولٍ إِلَّا لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ الله وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ جَاءُوكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا الله وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ الرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُوا الله تَوَّابًا رَحِيمًا (64)
"If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you (Prophet, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and asked Allah's forgiveness and the Messenger of Allah had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed forgiving and Most Merciful". (Surah al-Nisa, V: 64).

All scholars and Groups are Agreed on Waseela. And there is no controversy on the following points 

1.Waseela perse (itself) is Permissible and recommended.
“O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek a means (waseelah) to him” (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 35)
Sunni and Salafis are agreed on following type of Waseela
1. First type of waseela To make Tawassul with the names and attributes of Allah Taala :

Allah Almighty says
‘And Allah has beautiful names, so call unto Him through them.’ (Surah A’araaf v.180)

2. Second type of waseela To make Tawassul to Almighty Allah due to one having performed a certain good deed. It is permissible and unanimously accepted.

It is supported by the Hadith of Sahih Bukhari in which three people were trapped in a cave. Each of them made Duaa to Allah Taala to move the obstructing rock and they requested Allah Taala to accept their duaas due to some good deed that each of them had done.

3. Third type of Waseela Request to a Pious person who is alive for making dua for the fulfillment of ones need It is permissible and unanimously

Difference of opinionon is on Fourth 4thType of Waseelah
The controversial point is 4th type of Waseela from from prophet /Aulia a after their death.
Waseelah by supplicating to Allah Ta’ala through the rank and position of certain individuals in the sight of Almighty Allah, alive or deceased.

This includes the Prophets alayhimus salaam, the martyrs and any other pious servant of Allah like Siddiqeen Shuhada and Saliheen.

For example; if one says, ‘Oh Allah, I beseech you to accept my du’aa due to the status of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam in Your eyes, this form of Tawassul is permissible according to the vast majority of the Ulama and it has in fact remained part of their practise. 

Waseela the Islamic way 

Waseela is not Dua from anyone other than Allah. Dua is an IBADAT that can be done only for Allah. When one uses Tawassul in supplication, one does not ask and seek from other than Allah.

2. While explaining/for understanding Waseela the example of King and person closer to king, Example of ladder/steps to reach the building must not be used. These are dangerous example and not proper at all and will lead to deviated thought sometimes may lead to the Shirk. Allah power/his way of doing things should never be compared it is free from all

3. Allah always command for best way.As waseela is way of quran and sunnah. So chances for acceptance of dua is more with waseela. And we should seek waseela to increase the dua acceptance . Tawassul is not only permitted, rather recommended But it is not a compulsory thing for a dua to be accepted.
Allah knows the best.

1 comment:

  1. it is a common matter/issue of all muslims to be sorted out by setting a side the firqa/groups so this issue of waseela should be very clear in simple words to all that no body will be out of his imaan.I REQUEST TO MUFTI/AALIMS TO PLEASE SEE IN THIS MATTER AND SATISFY ALL THE MUSLIM UMMA. JAZAAK ALLAH