If one does not pray only for oneself as expressed in the words ‘O Allah, have mercy on me,’ but prays for the entire community as expressed in the words ‘O Allah, have mercy on us – the entire community,’ this mode of prayer in itself becomes a source of intermediation. It is stated in the holy Qur’ān:
O our Lord! Now forgive our sins and efface our mistakes (from our recorded deeds) and give us death in the company of virtuous people.
. Qur’ān (Āl-i-‘Imrān) 3:193.