Dua for long life.

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:

Dear brother

Assalamo alaikum

Is the below blessing permitted for supplication (duaa)


My granny always says to me:  meri umar bhi tumhe lag jaye.


Thanks n jazakallah


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Dua for long life

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.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 145:

145    Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave; the term being fixed as by Decree.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 63 Surah Munafeqoon verse 11:

11      But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for its death) has come: and Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verse 34:

34      To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached not an hour (moment) can they cause delay, nor (a moment) can they advance it!


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.430         Narrated by Abdullah bin Musud

Allah's Messenger (saws)said, "(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an Angel who is ordered to record four things. He is ordered to write down his (i.e. the new creature's) deeds, his livelihood, his (exact time, place and date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into him.”


The amount of time each and every individual will live to give his test on this earth is Decreed by none other than the Lord Himself; even before the soul is entered into the bodies of the unborn when it is still in its mothers womb.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 6 Surah Anaam verse 61:

61      He (Allah Subhanah) is The Irresistible (Watching) from above over his worshippers and He sets guardians (Angels) over you.  At length when death approaches one of you, Our Angels take his soul (at the exact appointed time and place), and they never fail in their duty!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 78:

78      "Whersoever ye are, death will find you out (at its exact Decreed time); even if ye are in towers built up strong and high!"


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah As-Sajdah verse 11:

11      Say: "The Angel of Death put in charge of you will (duely) take your souls (at the Decreed time and place): then shall ye be brought back to your Lord."


Respected Sister in Islam, in light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, it is evident that the time of each individual’s death is Decreed by Allah Subhanah….and there is no one and no thing which has the power to change the Pre-Determined Decrees of Allah Subhanah!


It is not possible for your grandmother or anyone else to gift a portion of their life to someone else!  The time appointed for each individual is Decreed by Allah Subhanah, and each and every soul will be recalled back to the Lord Most High at the exact time which He has Decreed.


Thus instead of making such an ‘impossible’ supplication, it would be better if your grandmother would supplicate Allah Subhanah to shower His Mercy upon you, or to grant you health, well-being and success in this world and the Hereafter.


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,





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