Contents > Chapter 7: Waseelah > Conclusion



In this chapter, we have seen the three permissible types of Tawassul, and making Du’aa by means of the honor or position of the righteous is not one of them. Rather, this type of Tawassul that is followed by the Deobandis is an innovation. It has been clearly condemned by Imam Abu Haneefah, whom the Deobandis claim to follow.


We have also seen how the Deobandis consider direct invocation of the righteous to be a form of incorrect Waseelah and this is no Waseelah at all but outright Shirk. Many stories mentioned in Fazaail-e-Aamaal encourage towards clear supplication directed towards the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam), for which there can be no excuses or justification.