Du’a for his Ummah

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تبع هداه وبعد

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Allaah سبحانه و تعالى Says in His Noble Book:

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“Verily, there has come unto you a Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty. He (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) is anxious over you (i.e. concerned for your salvation); for the believers (he is) full of pity, kind, and merciful.” At-Tawbah: 128]

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): not but as a mercy for the ‘Alameen.” [Al-Anbiyah’: 107]

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‘A’ishah, the Mother of the Believers رضّى الله عنها narrated:

لما رأيت من النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم طيب النفس , قلت : يا رسول الله ! ادع الله لي
قال : اللهم اغفر لعائشة ما تقدم من ذنبها و ما تأخر و ما أسرت و ما أعلنت
فضحكت عائشة حتى سقط رأسها في حجر . رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من الضحك , فقال : أيسرك دعائي ?

فقالت : و ما لي لا يسرني دعاؤك ? فقال : والله إنها لدعوتي لأمتي في كل صلاة   

“When I (once) saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allaah, make du’a to Allaah for me.”

He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “O Allaah! Forgive ‘A’ishah her past and future sins, what is hidden (of her sin) and what is apparent (of her sins).”

(At this) I began smiling broadly (out of joy) until my head fell into my lap.

The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said (of my joy): “Does my du’a make you happy?”

I replied: “And how can your du’a not make me happy?”

He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “By Allaah, it is the du’a I make for my Ummah in every prayer.”

[‘Musnad’ Al-Bazzar, 2658; ‘Saheeh Mawarid adh-Dhaman’, 1875;
classed as hasan in ‘Silsilah as-Saheehah’, 2254]

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A few examples of Prophet’s love for his ‘Ummah

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