Seeking Allah Through the Means of Tawassul & Istigatha
This treatise explains the concept of istighatha, examines its proofs in detail and resolves areas of confusion.
The first section deals with misconceptions relating to the concept of istighatha
The second section mentions the [textual] proofs of Ahl al-Sunna wa'l-Jama`a for istighatha
The third section mentions some rational proofs for the position of Ahl al-Sunna wa'l-Jama`a
About the Author
Habib Kazim bin Ja'far bin Muhammad al-Saqqaf was born in Tarim, in Yemen's Hadramawt Valley and traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He memorised the Qur'an and studied under many of the great scholars of Tarim and beyond.
As a highly respected scholar, he is considered an expert in many areas of the sacred sciences including Fiqh, Sirah, 'Aqidah, Usul and in particular, Hadith and its related sciences. He previously served as the director of the Ribat of Al-Shihr and then the director of the Ribat of Al-Mukalla' and sits on the council for Legal Verdicts at Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim.
Habib Kazim Al-Saqqaf
Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH / September 2017 CE
Includes transcript of a talk delivered by Habib Umar bin Hafiz in the Appendix