Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I am a 31 yr old unmarried woman. I was given this wazifa by a friend but she said I need an Imam`s permission to say it. Therefore I was wondering if an Imam could grant me permission to say it. it is for marriage to the one you love:
`Allahumma layyin qalbi fulan binti fulan
Where it stated `fulan ibn-e-fulan`, you must say the name of the person involved, and her/his mothers name. Please let me know if an imam can contact me and give me permission to
say this wazifa. thank you.
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Permission to recite wazifa
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
so-called ‘wazifa’:`Allahumma layyin qalbi fulan binti fulan
Translation: ‘O Allah, melt the heart of ‘so and so’ just as you arranged to melt iron for our leader Dawood alayhis salaam.’
Your Statements: …I am a 31 yr old unmarried woman. I was given this wazifa by a friend but she said I need an Imam`s permission to say it. Therefore I was wondering if an Imam could grant me permission to say it.
Respected sister, a ‘wazifa’ is no more than a dua or supplication which one makes unto their Lord Most Gracious…..and if one amongst the slaves wishes to make a dua or a supplication unto their Lord, know with absolute conviction that one does not need the permission of any ‘imaam’ or any creature on the face of this earth!!!!
The Lord Most Majestic Who Created has Himself given the believers the Permission to call upon and ask Him for anything lawful their heart desires absolutely whenever they wish and please.
One does not need permission from any so-called ‘Imaam’ (or anyone in creation for that matter) to call upon their Lord Most Gracious and ask Him for anything lawful that their heart desires. Allah Subhanah has Promised His believing slaves that He Hears and Responds to each and every lawful supplication made unto Him.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:
And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!
The All Knowing, All Wise Allah knows what is good and what is bad for us; therefore, if one asks for something good, Allah will give him/her one of three things:
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri
The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship, will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.
Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."
Narrated by Ahmad and Sunan.
Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''
Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.
Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."
Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2248 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There are three whose supplication is not rejected: one who has just ended a fast, a just leader, and one who has been wronged, whose supplication is raised by Allah above the clouds and for which the gates of Heaven are opened. The Lord says, 'I swear by My Might that I shall certainly help you, though it be after some time.'"
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Your supplication will be answered if you are not impatient, and if you do not say, 'I supplicated but my supplication was not heard'."
Narrated by Malik.
In light of the above aayah and the various narrations from the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is evident that no supplication to Allah of a believer, is ever left unanswered.
Respected sister, raise your hands, and beseech your Lord for whatever lawful your heart desires anytime of the day and night, and as often as you wish and please…..it is expected that your Lord will Hear and Respond to each and every one of your lawful supplications.
And sister, rest absolutely assured, that you do not need the permission of any ‘imaam’ or anyone in creation to make a supplication unto your Lord Most Gracious.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,