Anbiya or Prophets & Auliyah are included in Mindoonillah

d Quranic verses and the argument of those who use these verses for them.

Background: This article is a refutation for those: who ask help or dua from Anbiya/prophets or auliya and claim that these people are not included in mindoonilah (other than Allah), just idols are included. so we can ask help from them(anbiya).

Some of the qaburis quote

a) And what they (the polytheists) invoke besides Him, it is Batil (falsehood) And verily, Allah He is the Most High, the Most Great.

Al Hajj ayah 62


b)Verily ye, (Unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell! To it will ye (surely) come!

Their Argument: A qaburi (grave worshipper) said Here Allah says (Mindunillah) or idols will be put into hellfire. If Prophets and Aulia are included in (Mindunillah) or idols then according to the interpretation Prophets and Aulia will be in hellfire…(MAY ALLAH FORBID)


The arguments of those mushriqs and later qaburis are one and the Same to save their shirk!!

Ibin Az-Zab`ari the Mushriq used this argument against the Sahaba that What will happen to Uzayr aleh salam and Eesa Aleh salam as they are also worshipped?

Ibn Kathir responded:
كيف يورد على هذا المسيح وعزير ونحوهما ممن له عمل صالح ولم يرض بعبادة من عبده
“How could this be applied to Al-Masih, `Uzayr and others who did righteous deeds and did not accept the worship of those who worshipped them” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir under al Anbiya verse 98]

Allama Zaylee al Hanafi mentioned
وقال السهيلي في الروض الأنف واعتراض ابن الزبعري عنه غير لازم فإن الخطاب مخصوص بقريش وما يعبدون من الأصنام وكذلك أتى بما الواقعة على ما لا يعقل
as-Suhayli said in his book al Rawdh al Alf that the Objection of Ibin Az-Zab`ari is not necessary as the Khitaab is specific for Quraysh concerning their worship of idols which were inanimate and could not think. [Takhreej al Ahadeeth wal Athaar fe Tasir al Kashhaaf az-Zamakhsharee by az-Zaylee 2/37]

I am amazed the arguments of those mushriqs are no different than Qaburis?

Allah says in Surah al Nisa
117. They (all those who worship others than Allah) invoke nothing but female deities besides Him (Allah), and they invoke nothing but Shaitan (Satan), a persistent rebel!

Ibn e kathir Commented
(and they invoke nothing but Shaytan, a persistent rebel!) means, Shaytan has commanded them to do this and made it seem fair and beautiful in their eyes. Consequently, they are worshipping Shaytan in reality(end quote)

Comment: So its proven that Mushriks do not invoke Prophets and Auliyah But Satan in reality.


Surah al maidah 116. And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): “O ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: ‘Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’ ” He will say: “Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner self though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the All Knower of all that is hidden and unseen.

117. “Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allah) did command me to say: ‘Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a Witness to all things. (This is a great admonition and warning to the Christians of the whole world).

Comment: This is clear that they worshiped JESUS PEACE BE UPON HIM but Jesus will ignore them and He is included in Mindoonillah(other then ALLAH).


Surah Nuh ayah 23 And they have said: ‘You shall not leave your gods, nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwa’, nor Yaghuth, nor Ya’uq, nor Nasr(names of the idols);

Commentary Ibn Abbas states that in regards of the origins of these 5 idols: “These are the names of 5 pious men that lived at the time of Nuh. When they died, Shaytan inspired their people to carve out images of them, which they placed in their places of gathering. They were not worshipped until that generation had died, and knowledge was lost. What that occurred, these structures were then worshipped (as god)”. (Bukhari).

Comment: MAY ALLAH FORBID if their logic is true then These pious people will be in hell fire??

Imam Qurtubee said under the ayah 14 of surah fatir:

(14. If you invoke them, they hear your call; and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you like Him Who is the All-Knower.)

.Qurtubee’s Commentry:
أي إن تستغيثوا بهم في النوائب لا يسمعوا دعاءكم؛ لأنها جمادات لا تبصر ولا تسمع
Meaning is If you Call them for help in hard situations then they can not hear you because they are Jamadaat, they can not see nor hear.

ثم يجوز أن يرجع هذا إلى المعبودين مما يعقل؛ كالملائكة والجن والأنبياء والشياطين؛ أي يجحدون أن يكون ما فعلتموه حقاً، وأنهم أمروكم بعبادتهم؛

كما أخبر عن عيسى بقوله:

{ مَا يَكُونُ لِيۤ أَنْ أَقُولَ مَا لَيْسَ لِي بِحَقٍّ

This is Possible that this ayah is for Angels,Jinn, Prophets and Satan they will Reject What have you done and they (will reject that they) told them to worship them, Like EESA ALEH SALAM will say (It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say).

Fakhr al din alRazi said:
مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونا إِلَى اللَّهِ زُلْفى عَائِدٌ عَلَى الْأَشْيَاءِ الَّتِي عُبِدَتْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ، وَهِيَ قِسْمَانِ الْعُقَلَاءُ وَغَيْرُ الْعُقَلَاءِ، أَمَّا الْعُقَلَاءُ فهو أن قوما عبدوا المسيح وعزيرا وَالْمَلَائِكَةَ، وَكَثِيرٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ يَعْبُدُونَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ وَالنُّجُومَ وَيَعْتَقِدُونَ فِيهَا أَنَّهَا أَحْيَاءٌ عَاقِلَةٌ نَاطِقَةٌ، وَأَمَّا الْأَشْيَاءُ الَّتِي عُبِدَتْ مَعَ أَنَّهَا لَيْسَتْ مَوْصُوفَةً بِالْحَيَاةِ وَالْعَقْلِ فَهِيَ الْأَصْنَامُ، إِذَا عَرَفْتَ هَذَا فَنَقُولُ الْكَلَامُ الَّذِي ذَكَرَهُ الْكُفَّارُ لَائِقٌ بِالْعُقَلَاءِ، أَمَّا بِغَيْرِ الْعُقَلَاءِ فَلَا يَلِيقُ، وَبَيَانُهُ مِنْ وَجْهَيْنِ الْأَوَّلُ: أَنَّ الضَّمِيرَ فِي قَوْلِهِ: مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ ضَمِيرٌ لِلْعُقَلَاءِ فَلَا يَلِيقُ بِالْأَصْنَامِ
“We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allah in position.”… They have two types, those who have aql and those who don’t. Those who had aql and were worshiped are Masih, Uzayr, Angels and Many people worshiped Sun, Moon, stars.. Those who have no aql were idols who were worshiped. And this saying of Kuffar (i.e. “We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allah in position.”) is regarding those who have aql (i.e. Eesa aleh salam and Uzayr aleh salam)… [Tafsir al Kabeer 26/421]

As-Suyooti may Allaah have mercy upon him wrote:

(والذين يَدْعون مِن دونه) :
لم يَدْعُوهم مِنْ دون الله: لكن الجزء الذي شركوهم فيه مع الله في العبادة دعوهم فيه من دونه.
“{And those they call upon besides Him (do not respond).} [Quran 13:14] They did not invoke them instead of Allaah; however, they invoked them concerning the part in which they associated them with Allaah in worship instead of Allaah.” [Mu‘tarak Al-Aqraan fi I‘jaaz Al-Quran, 3/301, taken from Islamweb]



a) Anbiya and Pious people are inlcluded in Mindoonillah,

b) People invoke satan not auliyah and Prophets in reality

c) Satan will surely be in hell fire and Anbiya will reject those who invoked them


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