Praying for Others and Asking Others to Pray for You

A dear brother reminded me of this hadith the other day and I wanted to share it with you:

The Prophet (pbuh) has said: ‘The prayer of a Muslim for his brother in his absence is always answered. An angel stands by him with the special task- Every time he says a good prayer for his brother, the angel says: Amen, and may Allah grant you the same’.

It’s cool to pray for oneself.  But its even cooler to pray for someone other than oneself.  This hadith captures the essence of the power of sending good vibes in prayer for your brother.

So next time we make a prayer, a dua, let’s remember our loved ones and friends and the whole world.  The idea is that the same dua will be made for you by the angels listening.  Sounds like good karma to me!

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The above pictured hadith (narration of the Prophet Muhammad) describes the Prophetic tradition of asking others to pray for us, as well as the cherished status of being entitled “dear brother,” particularly in this context by the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and his family and followers, ameen).

Its especially touching that Umar stated, regarding being called “dear brother,” that he wouldn’t be willing to exchange it for the world.  What an honor!

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