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Asking others to make du’aa for you

Fatwaa ID: 1218

Hello Asslam o Alaikum. I wanted to know if it is considered as Shirk if you ask someone to do dua for you. I’m asking this because someone said that you should only ask Allah yourself and when you involve anyone else it is like associated partners with Allah. Please let me know

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There is no problem in asking others to make du’aa for you. Rather, that is encouraged. The du’aa of a person for someone else in their absence is more likely to be accepted. It is not shirk in any form. Asking others to make du’aa for you is rather established from Rasulullaah ﷺ. He had requested Sayyiduna ‘Umar (R) to make du’aa for him when he went for ‘umrah.
We do not know whose du’aas are being accepted.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

(سنن أبي داود 1498)
حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَاصِمِ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ سَالِمِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عُمَرَ، – رضى الله عنه – قَالَ اسْتَأْذَنْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي الْعُمْرَةِ فَأَذِنَ لِي وَقَالَ ‏”‏ لاَ تَنْسَنَا يَا أُخَىَّ مِنْ دُعَائِكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ كَلِمَةً مَا يَسُرُّنِي أَنَّ لِي بِهَا الدُّنْيَا قَالَ شُعْبَةُ ثُمَّ لَقِيتُ عَاصِمًا بَعْدُ بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَحَدَّثَنِيهِ وَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَشْرِكْنَا يَا أُخَىَّ فِي دُعَائِكَ ‏”

(سنن ابن ماجه 2894)
عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، عَنْ عُمَرَ، أَنَّهُ اسْتَأْذَنَ النَّبِيَّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فِي الْعُمْرَةِ فَأَذِنَ لَهُ وَقَالَ ‏ “‏ يَا أُخَىَّ أَشْرِكْنَا فِي شَىْءٍ مِنْ دُعَائِكَ وَلاَ تَنْسَنَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏


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