Abu al-Hasan al-Mawardi (362-448 H) recommends tawassul

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After the people have complete their Hajj, he should leave them a few days to clear up their affairs, and he should not urge them to leave in such a way as to cause inconvenience to them unnecessarily. When he sets out with them on return journey, he should take the road to Madinah, in order to visit the the tomb of the Messenger of Allah (saw) in order to pay due respect and make a homage obedience: the later is not one of the obligations of the Hajj, but rather a recommended act of Shari’ah, and a customary practice of he Hajjis.
Nafi narrated from Ibn Umar that the messenger of Allah (saw) said ” Whoever visits my tomb, then my intercession will certainly be assured for him”. Utbah narrates “I was at the tomb of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and a Arab came up to it, greet him kindly and said, “O messenger of Allah (saw), I have found that Allah (swt) says;
“We sent not the Messenger, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come to the Messenger and asked Allah’s forgiveness, and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful.”Holy Qur’aan {4.64}
So I have come to you turning away from my wrong actions, seeking your intercession before my lord; then he began to weep reciting
“Oh you whose bones are the best of those buried in the plains and both these plains and hills have taken on their goodness I sacrifice myself for the tomb where you lie, wherein is all modesty, generosity and nobility.
The he (the man) got on his mount and left “Utbah then continued by saying, “I fell asleep and I saw the messenger of Allah (swt) and he said to me ‘O Utbah!, catch up with the Bedouin and tell him that Allah (swt), has forgiven him”.

Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah. Pg.162 – 163]

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