He (Muhammad, sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said:
So seek help from each other and seek cooperation with each other with Tawheed. Now what does that mean? If you need to ask someone for something, like – to help you find a lost item or to assist you in something that you cannot do by yourself that you are incapable of doing totally, then you ask Allaah first. Firstly you turn to Allaah, O Allaah make this easy for me. O Allaah help me complete this task; turn to Allaah. If you seek help in a permissible matter that you may seek from other than Allaah, then first turn to Allaah and seek the help of Allaah first, before you turn to the creation of Allaah. Then if you turn to the creation of Allaah in seeking help in a permissible matter, then it is from someone who has three attributes.
ONE : he’s alive – hayyun
TWO : he’s present – haathir.
THREE : he’s capable of doing what you ask – khaadir