Urgent and important message from Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari: “In 2004, I wrote a short answer titled “Calling someone besides Allah for help” posted on my website www.daruliftaa.com
and elsewhere, discussing the issue of ‘using intermediaries in supplication to Allah (tawassul)’ and ‘seeking help from other than Allah (istigatha)’. However, the answer was deficient, vague and failed to address the issues properly. Thus, as of this moment, it has been removed from the Darul Iftaa website, and I retract whatever was stated in it, and I request that you do not attribute the contents of the article to me anymore. This is not to say that I consider the answer as wholly incorrect; and as such, I hope to clarify the matter in much more detail soon, InshaAllah."