Q. Was al-Khidr an angel, a Messenger, a Prophet or a wali (“saint”)? Praise be to Allaah. The from the general meaning of the Qur’aanic verses (Surah Kahf) it appears that he was a Prophet. Shaykh al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his commentary on the aayah (interpretation of the meaning) Al-Khidr... Continue Reading →
All the praises for Allah, who has power over all things and there is in reality no power, and no strength, no influence to cause benefit or death to men except through HIM (swt).
In many Muslim countries around the world people build Masjids on the graves of pious people, these are sometimes called "Dargah" or "Mazar" etc. And people go to those places and ask the dead person to give them a child or whatever they need. Now asking anyone but Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) for anything is Shirk. Here we want to clear up that from the Qur'an and very clear Sahih Hadith that we are NOT supposed to build structures or Masjids on the graves of pious people or anyone else.