Q: He says: Noble Shaykh, may Allah give you success. Some of the grave worshippers say, we pray to the wali (saint), and he answers some of our prayers. So because he has the ability to do this, this means it’s permissible to pray to him. So how do we respond to this?
A. (Shaykh Fawzan)
My brother, the achievement of a goal by way of shirk does not prove that it’s permissible, because this is a test and a trial, and gradual punishment from Allah azza wa jall. He may be punishing you gradually with this.
Or the devil who is present at the grave or tomb is answering your needs in order to mislead you from the path of Allah, because he may have the ability and he can’t be seen. He might respond to your need and bring this to you from somewhere far off.
This is either a gradual punishment from Allah, or it is from the devil, intending to mislead you, or it happened as a decree and a due measure. It was already decreed for you to obtain this need at this time and this place, by the decree and due measure of Allah, not because you called upon this dead person.
And the point is that Allah has forbidden this. That’s enough. It’s enough that Allah forbade this. “So don’t call upon anyone other than Allah.” (Qur’an, 72:18) This is enough. So if they say, “This is not enough for me, and I will call upon other than Allah”, then say, “Then you have destroyed yourself.”
Taken from the explanation of تنظيف الاعتقاد من ادران الالحاد on 1432-03-26
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Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab
Questioner: He said in the Musnad … the hadith of Hudhaifah, who said, “We were with the Prophet of Allaah, صلى الله عليه وسلم, during a funeral. So when we got to the grave he sat down on his two shins and started to look at it, and then said, ‘The believer is squeezed in it one time such that his ‘hamaa’il’ are crushed, and the disbeliever is covered in Fire.’”
He said the hamaa’il are the veins of the testicles. What does, “… the veins of his testicles are crushed …” mean?
Al-Albani: It’s an expression to show the severity of the punishment. [The compiler of the book said, 'I.e, his ribs are crushed to such an extent that it affects his testicles.']
Questioner: Namely, the believer will be squeezed to such an extent?
Al-Albani: And his ribs will overlap, no one will escape it, not even Sa’d ibn Mu’aadh [did] as he, عليه السلام, said in some authentic hadtihs.
Questioner: Namely, he will feel pain from this squeezing?
Al-Albani: … without doubt. When the ribs overlap then this is severe pain, but it does not persist. One squeezing and then everything returns to its natural state, if he was a righteous person then [he will be in the state of a] righteous person, and if he was an evil person then [he will be the state of an] evil person, as we just explained that a window is opened up in the grave for the dead person.
Questioner: Namely, the squeezing, there is no escape from it?
Al-Albani: There is no escape from it.
Mawsoo’atul-Allaamah, al-Imaam, Mujaddidil-Asr, Muhammad Naasirid-Deen al-Albaani, of Shaikh Shady Noaman, vol. 9, pp. 159-160.
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