Supplicating to one of the Attributes of Allah

A: It is not permissible to supplicate to one of Allah's Attributes, like saying "O Face of Allah". Rather, Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) should be supplicated and besought with His Names and Attributes, such as by saying: "O the Merciful! Have mercy on me!" or "O the All-Forgiving! Forgive me!" It is not permissible to say "O Face of Allah!", "O Allah's Wrath" and the like because we do not supplicate to the adjectives but to the One being described by these adjectives, Who is Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Moreover, it is not permissible to visit a sick person and put the hand on their head, saying "O Messenger of Allah", because this saying entails major Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) since it denotes supplicating to someone other than Allah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.