Some Sunnis, including Ibn Taymiyya, Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, and 'Abd al-'Aziz Bin Baz, have regarded asking for shafa'a and tawassul as instances of shirk. Based on the teachings of the Qur'an, other Muslims reject this idea and maintain that there is no problem in asking for intercession when the intercessor is not considered divine and asking for intercession is done just to honor the intercessor and get closer to God through them.
Shiite scholars have written extensively on the topic of tawhid. Some of their works are devoted exclusively to tawhid, and others are parts of works on theology. Read more...
- ... Muhammad Taqi al-Shirazi, known as The Second Mirza, was the leader of 1920 Iraqi Revolt?
- ... Lady Khadija (a) proposed marriage to Muhammad (s) when she was informed about the ethical characteristics and honesty of him?
- ... from the Immigrants, only Abu Bakr, Umar, and Abu 'Ubayda were present in the Incident of Saqifa, not the majority of the Immigrants?
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