With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 35 (Fatir)
Call upon Allah SWT alone
Verse 13-14 “….. And those whom ye invoke besides Him have not the least power. If ye invoke them, they will not listen to your call, and if they were to listen, they cannot answer your (prayer). On the Day of Judgment they will reject your “Partnership” and none, (O man!) can tell thee (the Truth) like the One Who is acquainted with all things”
Many a time people feel the need or are advised to call upon Allah SWT through intermediaries such as Prophets, saints and certain pious deceased. Here Allah SWT sets the record straight and lays the foundation for tauheed – we should not call upon anyone other than Allah SWT for help nor should we call upon anyone with Him for help. Even the highly elevated righteous are but servants of the Most Gracious and on the Day of Judgment they too will reject any association with Allah SWT. In the oft recited sura fatiha we say “Thee alone do we ask for help” and is thus a constant reminder of Tauheed.
Cross reference 2:186 “When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way”