I still supplicate for you…
Relationships are the beauty of life. It is when we cherish the heartfelt relationships without diminishing that our minds prevail in enchanting inner harmony. At times, destiny impels us to choose separate ways in life, even to those who never desire to part. Separation is an inevitable result of any relation; no matter how closer it lies to our souls. Even when we grieve over the heartbreaking affliction, there is only one thing which bestows ultimate solace, that’s Dua!
Dua (supplication) is the greatest of the charity extended to anyone, which is magnificent than a million worth of gifts or adulating words. The person whom we are acquainted with, and we love but not near us. Still we include him in our dua (supplication) to Allah and seek for his forgiveness and benevolence- isn’t it a lofty example of enormous affection and a vast heart. According to the Hadeeth reported by Bukhari (RA), when we pray in this manner, the angels of Allah will say ‘Ameen’ for our supplication. When Umar Khathab (RA) was leaving to Mecca to perform Umrah, Prophet (SAW) reminded ‘please do not forget to include me in your dua’.
If someone remembers us in his duas without our request or command, no doubt that it shall be the greatest fortune one can ever achieve in his life. Even when we live miles apart he remembers and wishes for our prosperity and pardon from Almighty!
Many times the locution “remember me in your prayer” elides in meaning since it has been embraced like a ‘formal’ request or a mere conversation. Both listener and teller fail to comprehend its significance. One’s appeal to include him in prayer should be performed with due responsibility. Because this is a matter delegated to solicit Almighty Allah.
Allah loves the supplication including others than asking only for one’s own benefits and wellness. Prophet (SAW) denied a person who supplicated “Allah, please bestow virtues upon Prophet and myself”. Why should we behave stingy in pleading when Almighty is glad to shower abundant prosperity and virtues on his slaves?
Experiences prove that prayer can unite minds even when living far away, without meeting for so often. When we pray for someone, his face flashes through our mind even if we haven’t met for ages.
Death is the dreadful separation, isn’t it? When we pray for someone who has already reached Allah, it becomes increasingly effective and acceptable. When we make dua for our ancestors and forefathers, whom we haven’t seen, the belief which connects us regardless of the era we lived in brightens. Allah has commanded to supplicate “O Lord, please pardon our sins and of all who passed by as believers. Please do not sprout any awful thoughts about believers in our minds. O our Protector, you are Most Benevolent and Merciful”.
Most of us are ungenerous in supplicating for others even though it doesn’t cost anything. It may be immense pleasure for one to receive an expensive gift, but nothing would be as awesome as the pleading in solitude for the well-being of our beloved ones from afar.