Among the deviant extremists that exists in this world are the so-called "Salafiyyah" better known as Al-Wahhabiyyah (Wahhabis). Among the ill creed of this group is the belief that addressing the Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ^alayhi wa sallam) after he has died by saying "Ya Muhammad" (O' Muhammad) is blasphemy. Yet this group has taken as their head a man called Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah who himself judged those words (ie Ya Muhammad) as being good words.Therefore i ask the question: how can a person be "Shaykhul-Islam" and a blasphemer as the same time?
A SAHABI SAYING "YA MOHAMMED" AFTER PROPHET LEFT THIS WORLD
"Some time after Rasulu'llah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) had passed away, 'Abd Allah Ibn 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was in Najd where one day his foot became numb. As a remedy to alleviate the pain, a person advised him, "Remember the one whom you love the most!". Upon hearing this Ibn 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "Ya Muhammad! (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)" and his foot made an immediate recovery from numbness"
[Bukhari, Adab al Mufrad al Kalim al Tayyab; Ibn Taymiyya and Qadi Shawkani, Tuhfah al Dakireen, chapter on 'Khadirat Rijluhu', and also an-Nawawi, Kitab al Adhkar]
Hafiz Ibn Taymiyya writes,
"In the same way as 'Abd Allah ibn Umar's foot became numb and he remembered the one he loves the most, 'Abd Allah Ibn 'Abbas's foot also became numb. Someone also advised him to remember the one who he loves the most, whereupon 'Abd Allah Ibn 'Abbas exclaimed 'Ya! Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and his foot immediately recovered from numbness"
[Ibn Taymiyya, Al Kalim al Tayyib, chapter on 'Khadirat Rijluhu']