Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum. Some people say that intercession belongs only to Allah and can only be asked of Him. Others say that Allah has given the privilege of intercession to His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and to His righteous close friends (awliya' ) and, hence, we may ask them to intercede for us. What is the correct view supporting it with shar’i evidence? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.