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16 & 17. Warding Off Calamities And Increase In Sustenance

There are a large number of traditions that prove this matter. Among them are:

1. In Kafi, through his own authentic of narrators, it is narrated from His Eminence, Abu Abdillah Sadiq (as) that he said:

“Prayer of a man for his brother in his absence increases sustenance and wards off calamities.”1

2. In Wasailush Shia from Humran bin Ayyin it is narrated that His Eminence, Abu Ja’far Baqir (as) said in a tradition:

“You must pray for your brother in religion in his absence as it increases your sustenance, and he said it thrice.”2

3. Also in the traditional report of Musada bin Sadqa from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) it is narrated that he said:

“Indeed, prayer of a believer for his brother in his absence is accepted and it increases sustenance and wards off difficulties.”3

4. From Muawiyah bin Ammar from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (as) it is narrated that he said:

“Praying for your brother in his absence attracts the sustenance of the supplicant, and wards off calamities from him and the angels tell him: The like of it is given to you.”4

I say: These traditions prove that these two benefits would accrue to the supplicant who prays for any believer in his absence. O sensible people, do you know anyone more perfect in faith than your master, the Master of the Time (aj)? Since his Marefat is a cause for perfection of faith, hasten to pray for His Eminence.

  • 1. Kafi; Vol. 2, Pg. 507
  • 2. Wasailush Shia, Vol. 4, Pg. 1146, Tr. 7
  • 3. Wasailush Shia, Vol. 4, Pg. 1147, Tr. 11
  • 4. Wasailush Shia, Vol. 4, Pg. 1148, Tr. 13