بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
And your Lord says: "Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayers). (Al_Quraan_040.060)
(Ask directly from Allah for all help. No need to do shirk. Only Ya Allah Help)
For verily thou (Muhammad) canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear your call when they have turned to flee. [Al_Quraan_030.052]
(Rasool Allah SAW cannot make the dead or deaf to hear.)
If ye pray unto them they hear you not your prayer, and if they heard they could not grant it you. On the Day of Resurrection they will disown association with you. None can inform you like Him Who is Aware. [Al_Quraan_035.014]
(Even you cannot make the them to hear.)
Sujood as meaning means touching your head on the ground in front of anyone, it doesn't have anything to do with heart. That's the meaning of Sujood.
Brother do you understand meaning of Intercession?
In dictionary meaning of Intercession: Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another.
You are talking about reference, but you give reference when you approach the main person you don't go to office of someone who you are giving reference of.
Anyway, so what you do is intercession, right. Do you believe in Quraan?
If you do please read the verse below with your open heart and open mind, you will know.
They serve besides Allah things that hurt them not nor profit them and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah." Say: "Do ye indeed inform Allah of something He knows not in the heavens or on earth? Glory to Him! and far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"
The word above used is not worship but serve, now going to grave of someone "who cannot hurt you nor can profit you" is called serve them, you serve them because they will take you closer to Allah and be your intercessor with Allah and they are your intercessors you say, right?
But Allah clearly says, you are making partners with him, he would not accept this, this is totally unacceptable to Allah, so why do you want to do something that is totally unacceptable to Allah, whether you bow your head in respect or in worship. What is the problem if you bow your head in front of Allah instead of going to these grave, how in the world will it help you, but as above verse is very clear it may hurt you as Allah may not like your act.
Be smart to yourself and stop these practices.
He is the living (One): There is no god but He: Call upon Him giving Him sincere devotion. Praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds! 66 Say: "I have been forbidden to invoke those whom ye invoke besides Allah seeing that the Clear Signs have come to me from my Lord: and I have been commanded to bow (in Islam) to the Lord of the Worlds."
Allah says we have to be only devotees of Allah and not one else, don't you see these people going to the grave of others are devotees of those graves too? Allah says call upon me giving him sincere devotion. Brother signs are very clear, read Quraan and understand it you will know Allah has clearly forbidden these thing.
ajj (22) Ayah 77
O ye who believe! bow down prostrate yourselves and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper.
See what Allah is saying Allah is asking you to bow to him, don't be like those who have lost their way. Still brother there is no were in Quraan or Hadith that you can make these people your intercessors with Allah, Allah will only allow intercessors on day of Judgment who so ever he pleases, even there he was kept his reservation, please don't underestimate Allah and do wrong to yourself.
Is it not to Allah that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for protectors other than Allah (say): "We only serve them in order that they may bring us nearer to Allah." Truly Allah will judge between them in that wherein they differ. But Allah guides not such as are false and ungrateful.
Brother look at the above verse it's very clear, only devotion is due to Allah, you as human have no right to give devotion to anyone else, and those who take for protectors other than Allah as some people claim, you only serve the grave so that the dead person in the grave might bring you closer to Allah, please don't be a false person and ungrateful, love Allah because he is your creator and read Quraan.
Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord and follow not as friends or protectors other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition.
He merges Night into Day and He merges Day into Night and He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law): each one runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord: to Him belongs all Dominion. And those whom ye invoke besides Him have not the least power.
Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than Allah? when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book explained in detail." They know full well to whom We have given the Book that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.
The Word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and in justice: none can change His Words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all.
Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth they will lead thee away from the Way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but lie.
if Quraan cannot convince you nothing will, open your heart toward Allah, because to him will you return and if you haven't gone through the manual he has sent you and understood it properly for sure Allah will not like it.
Seek forgiveness from Allah and come to the right path that Our beloved Rasool Allah (S.A.W.S) showed us don't follow other people as they will only lead to away from the truth.