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Ad’iyyah Angels Invoke For Believers

Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, in His Mercy lets the Angels do the Ad’iyyah for those who believe. Qur’an reveals in Surah al-Mu’minun (the Believers) this wonderful Du’a that the Angels do for the believers beseeching Allah to forgive us and keep us away from the torment of the Hell-fire.

These Angels bear the Throne of Allah and do the Tawaf around it. They hymn the Praises of Allah. They plead for us like this:

رَبَّنَا وَسِعْتَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ رَحْمَةً وَعِلْمًا فَاغْفِرْ لِلَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا سَبِيلَكَ وَقِهِمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ

“O our Rabb! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Therefore, Ya Allah, forgive those who repent and follow your Path, and keep them from the torment of Hell.” (40:7).

رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدْتَهُمْ وَمَنْ صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“O our Rabb! And make them enter the Garden of Eden1 which You have promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their children as do right. Verily, You who are the Mighty, the Wise.” (40:8).

وَقِهِمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ ۚ وَمَنْ تَقِ السَّيِّئَاتِ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ وَذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

“And ward off from them deeds. And he from whom You ward off ill deeds that day him surely You have taken into Mercy, That is (indeed the Supreme Triumph.” (40:9).

The angels had also done a Du’a for Nabi Ibrahim (‘a). When the Angels came to himwith the good news of the birth of Nabi Ishaq (‘a), and following him, Nabi Yaqub (‘a)2.

رَحْمَتُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ البَيْتِ إَنَّهُ حَميدٌ مَجيدٌ

“The Mercy of Allah and His Peace be upon you O People of the House (family of Nabi Ibrahim). Truly, He is the Owner of (all the) Praise, (all the) Glory.” (11:73).

While the angels will have assured the most fortunate ones destined for the Jannat, Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, shows clearly in surah al-A’raf that thos destined for the Jannat will be at the heights watching those who will be destined for Jahannum, Realising the horrors of jahannum, they will do the Du’a:

رَبَّنا لا تَجْعَلْنا مَعَ القَوْمِ الظّالِمينَ

“O our Rabb! Place us not with the wrong-doing people.” (7:147).

Those that have attained the felicity of the Sureme Triumph, the Jannat, will be blessed. Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, will remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury. They shall enter the Jannat and they shall say in greatest gratitude as they receive the Favours from Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala,

الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي هَدانا لِهَذا وَما كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلا أَنْ هَدانا اللَّهُ لَقَدْ جاءَتْ رُسُلُ رَبِّنا بِالْحَقِّ

“All the Glory and Praise belongs to Allah who has guided us to this, never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the Guidance of Allah; indeed it was the very Truth that the Messengers f our Rabb brought unto us.” (7:43).

In the same Surah al-A’raf, there is a Du’a:

لَئِنْ ءاتَيْتَنا صالِحاً لَّنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرينَ

“If You will bestow upon us the righteous one, we shall be of the thankful.” (7:189).3

  • 1. Garden of Eden in the Jannat Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has promised those who will deserve what the Qur’an calls the fawz al-’azim (supreme Triumph). May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala include us all, Amin.
  • 2. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala in His Mercy revealed to Nabi Ibrahim (‘a) and his wife Sara that Allah will give them Ishaq (‘a), and after that Yaqub (‘a), who would be Nabi Ibrahim (‘a)’s grandson. See Surah al-Hud, 11:71. It is interesting to note that Nabi Yaqub (‘a) is also known as “Isra’il”.It was through him that the Bani Isra’il came into existence.
  • 3. In the Ayat above, and the Ayat that follows it in the Qur’an, an example is given of parents who ask Allah for a righteous child. They promise Allah that they will be from the grateful ones. Yet when Allah gives them what they ask for, they ascribe partners to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala (and thus become of the ungrateful ones). The two Ayat (Ayatain) read like this:

    هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا لِيَسْكُنَ إِلَيْهَا فَلَمَّا تَغَشَّاهَا حَمَلَتْ حَمْلًا خَفِيفًا فَمَرَّتْ بِهِ فَلَمَّا أَثْقَلَتْ دَعَوَا اللَّهَ رَبَّهُمَا لَئِنْ آتَيْتَنَا صَالِحًا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

    “He it is who created you from the single soul, and therefrom made (for him) his spouse (so) that he may find rest in her. And when he covered her, she bore a light burden, and she passed (unnoticed) with it, but when it became heavy, they both (husband and wife) made the Du’a to Allah, their Rabb, saying: If You will bestow upon us a righteous (child), we will surely be from the (very) grateful ones.” (7:189).

    فَلَمَّا آتَاهُمَا صَالِحًا جَعَلَا لَهُ شُرَكَاءَ فِيمَا آتَاهُمَا فَتَعَالَى اللَّهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

    “But when He gave unto them a righteous (child), they ascribed unto him partners in respect of that which He had given them. High is He exalted above all that they associate (with Him).” (7:190).