3 - The Wahhabite book, quoting the ayats which declare that those who worship or make a mediator (wasita) of anything besides Allahu ta'ala are polytheists, comments,
The ones who verbally ask prophets or salih persons who are dead or far away for help become mushriks (polytheists) according to these ayats," (Pages 98, 104).
Muslims do not believe that awliya' (rahimahum-Allahu ta'ala) will do anything or help by themselves. We believe that Allahu ta'ala, because He loves them very much, accepts their prayers and creates their wish for their sake. Worshiping a human being means to dissent from Islam by obeying him and to esteem his words as higher than the Book (the Qur'an al-karim) and the Sunnat (the Hadith ash-Sharif). Obeying the one who orders us to obey Islam is not so. Obeying him is obedience to Islam. 'Ali (radi-Allahu 'anh) had an eye-ache during the Khaibar Battle. Rasulullah (sall-Allahu ta'ala 'alaihi wa sallam) put his blessed saliva on his eyes and prayed. His eyes got well. Allahu ta'ala bestowed recovery for love of the Prophet. This event is written in detail on page 91 of the Wahhabite book where it also gives the references that the Sahihain of al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated it. [See also the 18th article below.]
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