Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Excellence of Du’a for one’s who Absence

The Excellence of Du’a for one’s who Absence

By Al-Imam An-Nawawi (rahimahullāh)

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful;
All the praise and Thanks is due to Allāh, the Lord of al-‘ālamīn. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allāh, and that Muhammad, Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Messenger

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And those who came after them say: ‘Our Rubb! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith.”‘ (Al-Hashr 59:10)

“And ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women”. (Muhammad 47:19)

“Our Rabb! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.” (Ibrāhīm 14: 41)

1494. Abud-Darda’ (radiyallāhu`anhu) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallāhu `alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: ‘May the same be for you too’.”


Commentary: This Hadith makes it evident that one who prays for someone in his absence also stands to benefit from it because the angel appointed for the task of praying for those who pray for others will pray for him, saying, “O Allah! Grant him also the same which he has asked for others.”

1495. Abud-Darda’ (radiyallāhu`anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallāhu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: ‘Ameen! May it be for you, too’.”


And Allāh Almighty Knows best.

[Excerpted from "The Excellence of Dua for one’s who Absence, Chapter 251 Riyad-Us-Saliheen," Compiled by Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi]

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