Islamic concepts

wasīlah وسيلة — means

  • You who believe, be mindful of God, seek ways to come closer to Him and strive for His cause, so that you may prosper. (5:35)
  • Those [angels] they pray to are themselves seeking a way to their Lord, even those who are closest to Him. They hope for His mercy and fear His punishment. The punishment of your Lord is much to be feared. (17:57)