The ruling on Praying behind a Person Who seeks Helps from Other then Allah


Question :
Is it correct to pray behind one who seeks help from other than Allah saying: "Help us, Ghawth, support us O Jilani!"? And if I do find another to pray behind then is it allowed for me ti pray at home?

Answer :
It is not permissible to pray behind any of the people of Shirk including those who seek help and support from other than Allah. This is because to seek help from other than Allah, such as the dead idols the Jinn and the like is to associate partners with Allah the Most High. As for seeking help from the present living who are able to do what you request of them there is no objection to this for Allah the Almighty and Majestic says about Musa upon him be peace:
The man of his own party asked him for help against his foe.
"The man of his own party asked him for help against his foe."
Al-Qasas 28 : 15
So if you can find no Muslim Imam behind whom you may pray it is permissible for you to pray at home but if you can find a congregation to pray in the mosque either before or after the Imam who practices this Shirk you should to pray with them. And if it is possible for Muslims to remove this Imam who practices this Shirk and replace him with a Muslim Imam who can lead the people in prayer they must do so because this is a part of ordering the good and forbidden the evil and this is implementation of the Law of Allah in His earth - if possible to do so without causing turmoil as Allah says:
The believers men and women are Awliya (helpers supporters friends protectors) of oe another they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'roof (i.e. Islamic monotheism and all Munkar (i.e.polytheism and disbelief of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden).
"The believers men and women are Awliya (helpers supporters friends protectors) of oe another they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'roof (i.e. Islamic monotheism and all Munkar (i.e.polytheism and disbelief of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden)."
At-Tawbah 9 :71.
The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said"
If anyone of you sees something evil he should changeit by his hand ; if he is not able to do do, then with his tongue ; and if he is not able to this then with his heart and this is the weakest type of faith.
"If anyone of you sees something evil he should changeit by his hand ; if he is not able to do do, then with his tongue ; and if he is not able to this then with his heart and this is the weakest type of faith."
Muslim no. 49, At-Trimithi no. 2172, Ahmad 3 : 49, 52-54, and An-Nasa'i no. 5011.
Ibn baz



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