The following simple good deeds enable the angels to supplicate for you by the permission of Allah

not realising the immense good Allah
honoured on the Day of Judgement.

. We often take small deeds for granted,

has placed within them. Perchance, through these deeds Allah

will make us from among the

Those Eligible for the Angels Supplications
1. Purifying Oneself
The Prophet
said in the hḥadīth of ʻAbdullāh ibn ʻAbbās
, “Purify these bodies may Allah purify you. There is no person who sleeps in a
state of ritual purity except that an angel sleeps alongside him. He does not turn throughout the night except that the angel says, 'O Allah forgive
Your slave for he slept in a state of ritual purity.”[1] Thus, the simple deed of performing wudḥū before sleeping is a means of mercy and having
an angel by your side as you sleep.
2. The Prayer
There are many aspects of the prayer, and in particular the congregational prayer, that bring about the supplications of the angels, and more
importantly of Allah

. It is these small deeds which are often ignored and neglected that can make the difference.

The first of these acts is to arrive slightly early for the prayer at the mosque and wait. Abū Hurayrah
narrated that the Prophet
“One of you does not sit waiting for the prayer except that he is counted as being in the prayer, so long as he does not break his ablution. The
angels supplicate for him saying, 'O Allah, forgive him. O Allah, have mercy upon him.'”[2]
As you wait, try your utmost to find a space in the first row. Do not just laze around at the sides or the back of the prayer hall allowing others to
precede you in good. The famous scholar, Ibn Hḥibbān collected on the authority of Al-Barā' ibn ʻĀzib
Allah and His angels supplicate[3] for those who pray in the first row.”[4]

that the Prophet

said, “Indeed,

In the first row or any row, fill the spaces to the right of the imām before the left. A number of hḥadīth books record the narration of our mother,

that the Prophet

said, “Indeed, Allah and His angels supplicate for those who stand on the right side of the row.”[5] It was

also mentioned by the Companions that they used to prefer to stand to the right of the Prophet

in their rows behind him.[6]

Then, once the iqāmah is called and people stand for the prayer, straighten the rows and more importantly fill in the gaps. If there is a space in
the row ahead of you, hasten to fill it. If during the prayer someone leaves the prayer and a gap emerges in front of you, fill it. ʻĀ'ishah
narrated that the Prophet

said, “Indeed, Allah and His angels supplicate for those who connect the rows.”[7]

After the prayer concludes, remain seated for a while making your adhkār. Unless you need to leave do not be in a hurry to rush off. Imām
Ahḥmad (rahimahu) reported that the illustrious Companion, ʻAlī
narrated that the Prophet
said, “If a person stays in his place after the
prayer, the angels supplicate for him. Their supplication is, 'O Allah forgive him. O Allah, have mercy upon him.”[8]
In addition to all of the above, praying Fajr and ʻAs ḥr in congregation is extremely virtuous. The Prophet

said in the hḥadīth narrated by Abū

, “The angels of the day and the angels of the night meet at the Fajr and ʻAs ḥr prayers. They meet at the Fajr prayer and the
angels of the night ascend, while the angels of the day remain. They then meet at the ʻAs ḥr prayer, and the angels of the day ascend while the
angels of the night remain. Their Lord asks them, 'How did you leave my slaves?' They reply, 'We came to them and they were praying and we
left them and they were praying, so forgive them on the Day of Judgement.”[9]
3. Charity & Fasting
One of the ways to attain the blessings of Allah

and the supplications of the angels is to spend a small amount in charity every day. Abū

said that the Prophet
stated, “A day does not rise upon the slaves except that two angels descend. One of them says, 'O
Allah, give the one who spends more. The other says, 'O Allah, give the one who withholds misery.'”[10]
Similarly for those who fast to eat the pre-dawn meal (suhḥūr) is blessed. Imām Ibn Hḥibbān reports that the Prophet
His angels supplicate for those who make suhḥūr.”[11]

said, “Indeed, Allah and

4. Being in the Service of Others
Serving others and helping them is an easy yet effective way of achieving Allah's blessings and mercy. We often have needs and wants or
sorrows and griefs, and for all of this we ask Allah

for His assistance. An additional way to do this, is to actually supplicate for our brothers

no.408. and not sending salutations upon him and the one who draws I ask Allah. “The supplication of the Muslim for his absent brother is answered. no. no. 2157. p. [7] Sunan Ibn Mājah. no. In the hḥadīth of Abū Umāmah al-Bāhilī . and may you have the same. the inhabitants of the heavens and the inhabitants of the earth. 1218. [9] Musnad Ahḥmad. 1. most of them are easily performed and not very time consuming. not being forgiven in the month of Ramadan. [1] Tḥabarānī in Al-Awsat ḥ. with His Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes to make us and our families from among the honoured.”[14] The above are just some of the good deeds by which we attain the supplication of the angels. [2] Sḥahḥīhḥ Muslim. Allah. [3] There are a number of opinions as to what Allah's supplications refer to. The Prophet said. [13] Musnad Ahḥmad. one whose parents are alive and they do not manage to save themselves from the Fire. no. [11] Sḥahḥīhḥ Ibn Hḥibbān.'”[12] Another good deed that is often neglected is visiting the sick. 1010. whichever hour of the day it is until the evening. [4] Sḥahḥīhḥ Ibn Hḥibbān. the Most High. 1442 and Sḥahḥīhḥ Muslim. no. 991. “Indeed. [8] Musnad Ahḥmad. no. . 754. including the ant in its hole and the fish supplicate for those who teach others good. 672 and Sunan Ibn Mājah. [6] Sḥahḥīhḥ Muslim. 2733. 2825. the angel says. 981. It would be too lengthy to discuss these in detail here. no. Every time he supplicates for his brother with good. There is an angel appointed to it. vol. or whichever hour of the evening it is until morning. ʻAlī narrates that the Prophet said. Other said it is the mercy of Allah or His blessings.and sisters in their absence. 709. the Prophet said. no. no. no. [10] Sḥahḥīhḥ al-Bukhārī. no. [14] Jāmiʻ al-Tirmidhī. hearing the name of the Prophet a weapon against another Muslim. 276. Some scholars stated that it refers to Allah mentioning that individual in this highest companionship. However they include cursing the Companions. 'Āmīn. 9140. [5] Sunan Abū Dāwūd. no. [12] Sḥahḥīhḥ Muslim. 3467. “A Muslim does not visit his brother except that Allah sends seventy thousand angels who supplicate for him. Yet others said it refers to Allah purifying that person. His angels. Yet at the same time there are other actions that incur the curse of the angels. no. The supplication of the angels is explained as being an actual du ʻā' or the angels seeking forgiveness for that person.”[13] The angels also supplicate for those who teach others what is good and beneficial.