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Supplicating after obligatory prayers

“O Allah, assist me in remembering You, showing gratitude to You and worshipping You in a good manner.”

By Muhammad ibn Adam / DarulIftaa / 03 May 2014

To supplicate after the Fard prayers, it is an established fact that to supplicate and make Dua after the various Fard prayers is an act of Sunnah. This was the practise of the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), his Companions (Allah be pleased with them) and the pious predecessors (Allah have mercy on them).

Some evidences in this regard:

1) Abu Umama al-Bahili (Allah be pleased with him) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was asked as to which supplication (dua) was most quickly accepted? He replied: “In the middle of the night and after the obligatory (fard) prayers.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, 5/188 with a sound (hasan) chain of transmission).

2) Mughira ibn Shu’ba (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) used to supplicate three times after every prayer. (Recorded by Imam al-Bukhari in his Tarikh al-Awsat)

3) Thawban (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), after completing his prayer, used to seek forgiveness from Allah thrice and say: “O Allah! You are peace, from You is peace, You are exalted through Yourself above all else, O Majesty and Beneficence.” (Sahih Muslim, 5/89)

4) Mughira ibn Shu’ba (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), used to say after completing his prayer: There is no god but Allah, alone without partner. His is the dominion, His is the praise, and He has power over all things. O Allah, none can withhold what You bestow, none can bestow what You withhold, and the fortune of the fortune avails nothing against You.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, 11/133 & Sahih Muslim, 5/90)

5) Muadh ibn Jabal (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said to him: “I advise you O Muadh that you don’t leave the following words after every prayer: “O Allah, assist me in remembering You, showing gratitude to You and worshipping You in a good manner.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, 2/115 & Sunan Nasa’i, 3/53)

The above are just some of the narrations that encourage supplicating to Allah after prayers, both obligatory and optional. 

 

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