Book Name:Shan e Usman e Ghani

Seeking help from other than Allah

Remember there is a cure to this satanic whispering! In fact, all help is ultimately sought from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and the real Helper is only the Supreme Being, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Noting can happen without His will, and not even the       like of a weight of an atom can benefit anyone without the bestowal of    Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Help offered by the blessed Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُوَالـسَّـلَام and saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی is only by the will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, if an individual seeks help from the blessed Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُوَالـسَّـلَام or saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی with the intention that they are only a means of achieving help then the person asking is definitely not committing shirk. To illustrate this point, take the example of a factory and employees working there, the owner of the factory appoints a supervisor and informs all to receive their salaries from him, now if anybody objects by saying, ‘What is the need of a supervisor in the presence of the owner?’ Certainly, such an employee will be considered foolish and against the owner because receiving the salary from the supervisor is in fact receiving it from the owner, the supervisor is merely appointed as a Wasilah (means); similarly, granting assistance by the blessed and pious predecessors is actually from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Indeed, it is a great blessing from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that He عَزَّوَجَلَّ has given the blessed Prophets عَـلَـيْـهِمُ الـصَّلٰوةُوَالـسَّـلَام, saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی the ability to help those seeking help. The reason why Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has given this ability to the pious is to show their status of purity amongst the people, and it shows their relationship with their Creator. The Glorious Quran itself motivates us to seek help from other than Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ as Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:


وَ اسۡتَعِیۡنُوۡ ا  بِا لصَّبۡرِ   وَ ا لصَّلٰو ۃِ   ؕ

Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman: And Seek help from patience and prayer.

(Part 1, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 45)


Dear Islamic brothers! Ponder seriously! Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ commands us to seek help from patience and Salah. If seeking help from other than Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ would not be permissible then why would Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ command in the Glorious