Why do we call upon Shaykh and not Allah SWT


Salaam dear respected Shaykhs.

Some family members have asked this question and I am unsure of the answer. Please can you clarify:

Why do we say ‘Dastoor Madad Ya Sayyidi‘ when something is about to happens or when we need help? Surely shouldn’t we beseech directly to Allah for help?

Is it not Shirk to call upon any other than Allah for help?

JazakkAllah in advance for your help. Please provide answer so that I am able to explain to those who ask.


A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem

wa `alaykum salam,
Please see this Post: Asking for Madad?


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