The Person Performing Hajj, Umrah or Jihad
These three types of people have all left their homes solely for the sake of performing an act of worship to please Allaah, and thus, they are like Allaahs guests. Therefore, as soon as they leave their homes, they are under the special protection and care of Allaah. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "The person who is fighting in the way of Allaah, and the person going for hajj, and the person going, for Umrah are like Allaahs delegates. Their duas are responded to, and their requests are given." (Ibn Majah)
In another wording of this hadeeth, the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "The people performing Hajj and Umrah are the delegates of Allaah. He called them and they responded, and they asked Him, so He gave them (their requests)." (Bazzar). Such is the mercy and generosity of Allaah that He considers these three people to be like His delegates, and treats them with the utmost kindness, granting their every request.
The Duaa for a Person in His Absence
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "There is no Muslim worshipper who prays for his brother (Muslim) in his absence except that an angel says, and to you be the same!(Muslim). In this situation, the duaa must be purely for the sake of Allaah, since a Muslim will love his brother Muslim only for the sake of Allaah, and this is the only factor that will cause him to make a duaa for his brother in his absence. One of the scholars wrote, "In this hadeeth, there is a point of benefit to be obtained, and that is: If your duaa is responded to because your brother is absent from you, then we hope that the angels duaa for you will also be responded to because you are absent from the angel!" It is reported that the pious predecessors would make a duaa for their brothers when they themselves were in need of that duaa, since they knew that this type of duaa was responded to. One can imagine what effects such true brotherhood would stir up in the Muslim community, where every Muslim is praying for his brother Muslim for the good in this life and in the Hereafter.
The One Who Remembers Allaah Constantly
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Three (peoples) duaaﾒ are not rejected: the one who remembers Allaah frequently, and the one who has been wronged, and a just ruler." (Bayhaqi). It is only befitting that the one who remembers Allaah constantly be remembered, by Allaah at his time of need.
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited