Ask elders to make dua.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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are we supposed to ask blessings from any elderrly person or parents is it allowed or only God we have to ask..
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Ask elders to make dua
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 64:
64 We sent not a Messenger but to be obeyed in accordance with the Will of Allah. If they (the hypocrites) had only when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee (O Mohammed (saws)) and asked Allah's forgiveness, and the Messenger of Allah (saws) had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 53 Surah Munafiqoon verse 5:
5 And when it is said to them (the hypocrites) "Come, the Messenger of Allah (saws) will pray for your forgiveness" they turn aside their heads and thou (O Prophet (saws)) wouldst see them turning away their faces in arrogance.
Ata ibn Rabah
related from Abdullah Ibn Abbas (r.a.) who said: "A black woman came to
the Prophet (saws) and said: 'I suffer from epileptic fits, and because of
these, (at times) my body becomes uncovered. Would you invoke Allah, the
Exalted One, to cure me of this disease? ' The Prophet (saws) said: 'If you
wish, you can be patient and you will attain
If a believer goes to another believer who is alive, regardless if that believer happens to be the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself, or a scholar, or an elderly person, or ones parents, or any believer..as long as one is in direct conversation with another believer who is alive, and one implores that believer to make dua or supplication for them from their Lord Most Gracious, there is absolutely no harm.
What is absolutely and categorically forbidden in Islam is that one invoke or call upon one who is neither alive nor in direct conversation with themassuming that that person can hear and respond to their plea in the unseen..for that then would be a manifest form of the absolute abomination of shirk! Absolutely none in creation has a right to be invoked or called upon in the unseen except Allah Subhanah, for He Alone is The One Who is All-Hearing.
Thus in conclusion there is absolutely no harm if one asks or implores an elderly, or ones parents, or any believer one is in direct conversation with to make dua or supplication for them from their Lord Most Merciful.but to invoke or ask or call upon anyone in creation (deceased or alive) in the unseen, other than the Lord Most High Alone, would be a manifest form of the abomination of shirk in the Sight of the Lord.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:
These people serve (or invoke) beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, These are our shofaa (intercessors) with Allah! (O Mohammed (saws)), tell them, Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth? He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 2-3:
So worship Allah Alone, making your religion His exclusively. Beware! Religion is the exclusive Right of Allah. As for those who have taken other auliyas with Allah (and justify their this conduct by saying): We serve them only that they may bring us closer to Allah. Allah will surely judge between them concerning all that in which they differ. Allah does not show guidance to any liar and denier of the Truth.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,