♥ Facts I learned recently about saying ‘Ameen’ after making Du’aa ♥
In shaa’ Allaah you all know the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah, when she heard the Jew saying “As-Saam ‘alaykum” (Death be unto you) to the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam). If not, review it, it is mentioned in the following article:
Ibn Khuzaymah brings an additional wording to the story, that when the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) rebuked ‘Aa’ishah for what she said to the Jews, he then said:
•►”Verily the Jews are a envious group of people,
and they do not envy us over anything more
than they envy us over the salaam and ‘Aameen’.”
The hadeeth is found in Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh (1/73/2), according to Al-Albaanee, who declared its chain to be saheeh in the Silsilah (#691).
It is also found in Ibn Maajah (#856 of Ma’rifah’s printing) with a similar wording.
As-Sindee [d.1138] said,•► “(They are jealous) over the salaam and the aameen due to what they know about their virtues and blessings. So the meaning is: So what is befitting for you is to use them both a lot.”
(Sharh As-Sindee 1/466)
And if someone was to say: “This is only referring to the congregation saying aameen with their imaam during the salaah.” Then it can be said to him: What is your proof to restrict this text to that meaning? Especially since the “salaam” mentioned in the hadeeth is something we say in salaah, yet the sabab wurood (reason for the saying) of the hadeeth shows that it is in reference to the salaams said outside of salaah specifically.
Imaam Muslim brings a hadeeth in his Saheeh (#6865), on the authority of Aboo Ad-Dardaa’, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:
“Whoever supplicates for his brother in his absence, then the Angel responsible for it (the supplication) says: Aameen and to you likewise.”
•►This shows that saying ‘Aameen’ to supplications is from the Sunnah of the angels as well.
May Allah forgive us, bless us with the knowledge of His religion and make us practising Muslims.
And all praise belongs to Allah, Who guided us to this precious information. May the best of peace and blessings of Allah be on Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow them in righteousness. AMEEN!!