The Angels say, ‘Ameen’ to the Dua of those, who pray for their absent fellow Muslim



The Angels say, ‘Ameen’ to the Dua of those, who pray for their absent fellow Muslim
In Saheeh Muslim and Sunan Ibn Majah, it is narrated from Abu Darda that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said, ‘The Dua of a person for his Muslim brother in his absence will be answered. At his head there is an angel, and every time he prays for him for something good, the angel who has been appointed to be with him, says, ‘Ameen, may you have likewise.’ (*62)

In light of this Hadeeth, two kinds of people achieve the merit of the Angel’s saying, ‘Ameen’ First are those absent Muslims for whom the supplication is performed because the Angel says, ‘Ameen’ for such a supplication, which means, ‘O Allah, accept this Dua for the absent Muslim.’ The second category of people contains those people who supplicate for the absent Muslims because the Angel says, ‘and for you too’ after, ‘Ameen,’ meaning may Allah grant you the same.

Imam an-Nawawi (rahimahullah) writes in the explanation of this Hadeeth, ‘The excellence of supplicating for the absent Muslims is mentioned in this Hadeeth. This merit will be achieved even if one were to supplicate for a group of Muslims. Also, if one supplicates for the whole Muslim Ummah, he will have achieved the same advantage, as is known from the apparent meaning of the Hadeeth.

Qadhi Ayaz (rahimahullah) relates, ‘If the Salaf wanted to beseech Allah for something with regards to oneself, then they would supplicate to Allah with the same on behalf of their Muslim brethren because such a supplicate is accepted and the Angel supplicates for the supplicant.’ (*63)

Hafidh Dhahabi (rahimahullah) relates from Umm ad-Darda that Abu Darda had 380 Muslim friends, for whom he would supplicate in his prayer. His wife inquired about the issue and he replied, ‘Shouldn’t I desire that the Angels supplicate for me.’ (*64)

The Angels seek Allah’s forgiveness for believers, who repent.
In Soorah al-Ghafir, Allah tells us that the bearers of the Throne and the Angels who are around the Throne glorify their Lord and submit themselves to Him, and they pray for forgiveness of the believers especially those who repent. ‘Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allah) and those around it, glorify the praises of their Lord and believe in Him, and ask forgiveness for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah) (saying), ‘Our Lord! You comprehend all things in mercy and knowledge,’ meaning, ‘Your mercy encompasses their sins and Your knowledge encompasses all their deeds, words and action, ‘so forgive those who repent and follow Your Way,’ meaning, forgive the sinners when they repent to You and turn to You and give up their former ways, following Your commands to do good and abstain from evil, ‘and save them from the torment of the blazing Fire! Our Lord! And make them enter the ‘Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens) which you have promised them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their offspring! Verily, You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. And save them from (the punishment, because of what they did of) the sins, and whomsoever You save from (the punishment, because of what they did of the sins (i.e. excuse them) that Day, him verily, You have taken into mercy.’ And that is the supreme success.’ [Soorah al-Ghafir (40): 7-9]


About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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