Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: “This is an issue hotly debated by scholars. I cannot enter into details here. But if waseelah means to ask Allah for His favor by invoking your love for Allah’s messenger that is sound; if however, you are asking favors from the Messenger of Allah, then that is opposed to the clear teaching of the Prophet, peace be upon him, for he clearly instructed his cousin, Ibn `Abbas, “If you ask, ask of Allah, if you seek help, seek help from Allah.” In fact, as believers we repeat the words, “You alone we worship and from You alone we seek help.”