1) its not something the prophet ﷺ commanded him to do, rather an arab told him to do that because arabs believed mentioning the name of a loved one was a cure
2) he didnt call to muhammad ﷺ as in asking to heal him, otherwise he would have said “ya muhammad ishfinee”
3) the arab didnt say call Muhammad ﷺ, he said “mention (اذكر) the most beloved person to you, he could have mentioned his father, son, wife etc and still have fulfilled the command

Also, an honest person doesn’t simply cherrypick a scholars works in order to find out their
positions. If you read the vast multitude of ibn Taymiyyah’s works you would clearly know his position on istighatha and praying to other than Allah. Simply mentioning “Ya Muhammad” isn’t shirk because we also say “asalamu alayka ayuhan-Nabi...” in our tashahhud but that is
obviously not calling him as in seeking his help. Or what is related from some sahaba saying “محمداه" as a battle cry in order to evoke the memory of the prophet ﷺ in their hearts, not asking him for help. Ibn Taymiyyah said in iqtidha siratul mustaqeem 2/319:
" قوله : ( يا محمد يا نبي الله ) هذا وأمثاله نداء ، يطلب به استحضار المنادى في القلب ، فيخاطب المشهود بالقلب ، كما يقول المصلي : ( السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته ) والإنسان يفعل مثل هذا كثيرا ، يخاطب من يتصوره في نفسه وإن لم يكن في الخارج من يسمع الخطاب "
“His statement: ‘Ya muhammad, prophet of mercy’ and its likes is a type of call which seeks to draw the one being called in the memory of the heart. The same way the one praying says ‘Asalamu alayka ayuhan-Nabi wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh’ and people do this form often
where one calls those who he imagines in his mind even if there isn’t anyone around him to hear’

And I don’t need to cite where ibn Taymiyyah calls istighatha or putting intermediaries in worship shirk akbar. The honest researcher will find that in many of his famous works
And the honest researcher takes the writings of a scholar in light of their other writings.

وصلى الله وسلم على محمد

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