Nashīd in which protection is attributed to a human
A friend has made a Nashīd in the memory of his late father, which includes the following: “Wish you could take away this pain. And protect me once again.” Is there anything wrong with this?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
Allah Almighty is The Ultimate and Ḥaqīqī (real) Protector and assistance is sought from Him for protection. However, human beings also become the means of protecting others. Parents in particular bear the pain of their children and also protect them from all forms of spiritual and physical harm. They therefore become the means for alleviating pain and protection. There is therefore no harm in seeking or wishing for protection from human beings and attributing protection to them, whilst believing that Allah Almighty is The Ultimate Protector. In addition, there is some leeway within Nashīds and in this particular Nashīd, the person is not seeking help from the deceased father in the present, he is remembering his protection and support during his lifetime. There is therefore nothing wrong with the phrase in question.
قال الله تعالى: هذا ما توعدون لكل أواب حفيظ، وقال يوسف عليه السلام: اجعلني على خزائن الأرض إني حفيظ عليم. وقالت عائشة: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سهر، فلما قدم المدينة قال: ليت رجلا من أصحابي صالحا يحرسني الليلة، إذ سمعنا صوت سلاح، فقال: من هذا؟ فقال: أنا سعد بن أبي وقاص جئت لأحرسك، ونام النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، رواه البخاري (٢٨٨٥)۔
Allah knows best
9 Jumādā al-Ūlā 1444 / 4 December 2022
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir