Imam Sulayman ibn Ali, father of Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab, recommends tawassul

Imam Sulayman ibn Ali ibn Musharraf al-Tamimi al-Najdi al-Hanbali was the father of the founder of Wahhabi movement Muhammed bin Abdul Wahhab. He was a prominent scholar of Hanbali school and comes from a prominent family of scholars.

In his book ” كـتـاب مـصـبـاح الـسـالـك في أحـكـام الـمـنـاسـك  Kitāb Miṣbaḥ al-salik fī aḥkam al-manasik” he writes in the section dealing with Visitation of the tomb of Prophet salatonmassenger  that one should say as part of the supplication:

O Allah (swt)! You said, and Your saying is truthful: {And had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah (swt) and the Messenger (saw) had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah (swt) Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful,} and I have come to you seeking forgiveness for my sins, seeking intercession through you to my Lord, hence I ask You (O Lord) to obligate forgiveness for me as you have made it an obligation for those who came to him during his lifetime.




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