Using the plural form when making dua in congregation

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Q: When a person is reciting masnoon duas loudly wherupon others say “amin” (for example the imam after salah, at the time of nikah, etc), should he change the pronouns in the duas to plural form? For example, should he say “rabbi zidnA ‘ilma” since he is making dua for the whole congregation? What would be the plural form of the dua “Rabb-irhamhuma kama rabbayaani sagheera”?


A: It is permissible to do so.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)