Make Du’aa for Me

Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah

Reference: Qa’idah Jaleeyaah: P. 75

Whoever says to someone else; ‘make Du’aa for me/us’ with the intention that the person being asked would benefit by making Du’aa, and that the person making the request would also benefit due to the action of the one being requested – just as he would benefit by requesting someone else to do any of the virtuous deeds, then this person is following the example of the Prophet – صلي الله عليه و سلم -, this is not considered to be from the questions that are not preferred.

As for the one whose only intention [by his request] is that he himself can attain his need, without intending to benefit the one whom he is making the request of, then this person is not amongst those who have taken the Messenger – صلي الله عليه و سلم – as an example in this issue. Rather this type of request is not preferred, forsaking it and turning to Allaah in need and asking Him is better than turning to the creation in need and asking them[1]. And all of this is from the category of asking the living and is permissible and legislated.

Reference about this

[1] The Hadeeth collected by al Imaam Ahmad, at Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood that ‘Umar ibnul Khataab asked the Prophet for permission to make ‘Umrah, so he permitted him and said: ‘Do not forget us, my brother, in your Du’aa.’ Shaykh al Albaanee has declared the Hadeeth to be inauthentic in his notes to Mishkaat al Masaabeeh and Da’eef al Jaami’ as was clarified by Shaykh Rabee’ in his notes to this book.


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  1. MashaAllah, this was beneficial.

    I think some were of the belief that saying ‘make du’aa for me’ is not of the correct etiquette, because we should ourselves be turning to Allah ta’ala and asking Him our needs, and this is better than asking of others.

    But mashaAllah, it’s beneficial how the Shaykh clarified this action based upon our intentions: if we do it seeking benefit for the one we ask as well as ourselves, then we are following the example of the Prophet, salAllahu alayhi wa sallam; however if we do it only seeking the benefit for ourselves, then we are not following the example of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam.

    JazaakAllahu khayr

    Wa Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

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