May Allah be good to you, Oh virtuous Shaykh some of those that give sermons say “by the virtue of this blessed night”.
Is this statement considered a supplication with seeking Tawassul (nearness to Allah) by way of a creation?
And what is the ruling on seeking Tawassul through a creation, we wish some elaboration.
May Allah reward you with good.
“Jumu’ah” is a day of ‘Eid for the Muslims, and it’s virtues are numerous, until a number of authorings were written in its regard.
It’s a blessed day.
And the fact that it’s blessed, doesn’t necessitate that people congratulate or greet each other with this day, like the statement “Jumu’ah Mubārakah“; because there isn’t any evidences for this nor has it come from the Salaf that they would congratulate and greet each other with the day of Jumu’ah.
As for the statement “by the virtue of the day of Jumu’ah” if this “الباء” (in Arabic, “by” [or what resembles it in meaning] in English) was for Tawassul, whereby the person mentions it before his request and his supplication; then this is an innovation.
There is no evidence which permits Tawassul with this; [i.e] Tawassul by way of virtuous days.
I have spoken about Tawassul and its rulings, and the angle of innovation in this, in my explanation of (Al-‘Aqīdah Tā’ifatun Najdiyyah) therein is a study on this subject.
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And for further elaboration; visit the book of Shaykh-Ul-Islām
(At-Tawassul wal Wasīlah), therein is sufficion, with the permission of Allah.
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.
22th, Rabee’ Al-Awwal, 1438H
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani