Saturday, 23 February 2013

8. Intermediation through the weak

In addition to the righteous, intermediation through the travellers, the sick and those on whom Allah has shown His mercy or about whom He has said that He is with them, that He helps them and He blesses them with His mercy, is quite consistent with the various statements made by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) himself.
Abū Sa‘īd Khudrī relates that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:
Surely, only because of the supplication of the weak and their prayer and their sincerity, Allah helps this nation (Ummah).[28]
Abū ad-Dardā’ has related that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:
Look for me among the weak. Surely, it is on account of the weak that you are blessed with (Allah’s) bounty and helped.[29]
It means that, through the mediation of the weak and the poor, Allah not only blesses a Muslim nation with His help and assistance, but also with resources and wealth. Therefore, any prayer mediated through them is also graced with acceptance by Allah.

[28]. Nasā’ī, Sunan, b. of jihad (holy war), 6:45; Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (6:331); Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (5:26).
[29]. Nasā’ī narrated it in Sunan, b. of jihad (holy war), 6:46; and Bayhaqī in as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (6:331).


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