As’salamu alaikum WRB,
Whenever I do any worship/charity other than Farz I convey the expected reward to all the Muslims: dead and living and pray for their forgiveness and then mine. Usually I say O Allah I convey the reward of this deed with the tawassul of Syedna Muhammad (saws) to all the Muslims. I want to know:
1 – Is Using the tawassul of Prophet (saws) right?
2 – Will the reward be distributed among all – that means very less will be received? In that case should I convey the reward to only limited people like my parents, relatives and teachers etc. so that they get a god portion of it?
Is it correct that Ihda helps only in the life Barzakh and not on the day of judgement?
Wa alaikum Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa barakatuh
1-Yes, Using Tawassul of the Prophet is permitted and very powerful. As a blind sahabi was cured by making tawassul and that Du’a is recorded in Sahih Bukhari.
Also, in general it is virtuous to pray for one another.
2- The reward is according to your good intention toward the Ummah of Muhammad (s) in is rewarded by Allah who is Al-Ghani and has no shortage of Blessings.
The Prophet (s) has the greatest Shafa’a on day of Judgement; however, there are authentic hadith mentioning additional Shafa’a permitted to various members of the Ummah! These are all forms of tawassul out of Allah’s generosity to His Creation.