As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
I had noticed one of the hot topics on this forum was regarding the subject of tawassul and what is taught in AlMaghrib regarding this topic.
As I have taken the class, let me mention a few points:
1. The Shaykh did not simply label every person who seeks tawassul through the Prophet (SAW) as committing shirk.
2. All actions under discussion for this class that he mentioned that were not from our religion could have fallen under major shirk, minor shirk, or bid'ah.
3. Where there was a legitimate difference of opinion, it was pointed out and acknowledged by the shaykh. He would then state his opinion.
The Shaykh pointed out that there is a difference of opinion regarding whether the dead can hear us in the grave. He also let us know that he favored the opinion that they cannot.
Furthermore, his position on Tawassul, according to my notes, is that if the intent of the person was that they are asking the Prophet (SAW) to make du'a to Allah (SWT) on their behalf, he considered it a bid'ah, NOT SHIRK, as he did not feel there were any authentic narrations showing that the Companions made Tawassul through the Prophet (SAW) after his death.
Jazakallah khayr for reading, may Allah (SWT) reward you for your diligent efforts to become better Muslims.