Dead men tell no tales

Question The origin and root of shirk (polytheism) is because of the veneration of pious men.  That is established by several authentic narrations.  Why is it that you say otherwise? Answer The narrations that are often alluded to when making this argument are a) not authentic, and b) not derived from revelation (waḥy).  The weight of overall evidence does not support the proposition you make.  Neither does this assertion consider