Seeking treatment from people who perform acts of Shirk

A: It is forbidden to go to someone who practices acts of Shirk, such as making Du`a' to and seeking help from the dead for the sake of recovery from illnesses. Such a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allah in worship) is thought to be the source of healing since sometimes recovery might coincide with his Shirk practices. It might also be that the sick person is possessed by demons that tempt him to go to those Mushrik people then they stop harming him if he does.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.