a person says such words to a dead or an absent person (Part No. 1; Page No. 47) appealing to him for help, this will be considered a form of major Shirk of which the person should repent. This is because appealing to others instead of Allah (Exalted be He) for help with regard to the things none but Allah can do, is regarded as a form of major Shirk.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.