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[Sunnah Series] After the Obligatory Prayers

There are many adkhaar that can be said after the obligatory prayers. From among them is:

  1. To say:

Astaghfirullah

Followed by,

Asking for peace

  1. To say:

 

Tasbeeh after namaz

On completion of this, then say:

La illaha ilalah[Whoever does the above: his sins will be forgiven, even if they were as much as the sea foam (as promised by the messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).]

  1. To say:

 

La illaha ilalah (2)

To be said ten times after the Maghrib and Fajr prayers.

[The Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever say these words is like the one who had freed four souls among from the children of Isma’eel. In another narration, it appears: whoever recites these words after Maghrib prayer, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will send guardians (angels) to protect him from Shaytan until the morning, and will gain ten rewards and get ten bad deeds wiped off of his record.”]

All of these praises should be counted on the hand. There is a difference of opinion about the authenticity of narration specifying the use of only the right hand, but there are general evidences that indicate the use of the right hand.

  1. To say:

 

La illaha ilalah (3)

  1. To say:

La illaha ilalah (4)

  1. To say: 

enable me to worship You

  1. To say:

refuge against cowardice

  1. To say:

 

refuge against punishment on the Day of Judgment

This is from the following hadeeth narrated by Al-Barraah radhiAllahu ‘anhu who said: When we prayed behind the Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, we wished to be on his right so he would turn and face us after the prayer. And I heard him say,

رَبِّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ أَوْ تَجْمَعُ عِبَادَكَ

“My Lord, save me from Your punishment of the Day when you resurrect or gather Your slaves.”

  1. To recite the last three Suwar of the Qur’an:

    Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas.

Repeat each Surah thrice, after the Fajr and Maghrib prayers. After all other obligatory prayers repeat them only once.

  1. To recite Ayah Al-Kursi.

Ayat ul Kursi

[Concerning the virtue of reciting this ayah after the prescribed prayers, it was narrated that Abu Umaamah said: “The Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Whoever recites Ayat al-Kursi immediately after each prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.’” This is how it was narrated by al-Nasaa’i in al-Yawm wa’l-Laylah, from al-Hasan ibn Bishr.]

  1. To say these supplications while in the place of prayer and not to change positions.

[The narrations that mention to supplicate in the place of prayer, refer to after Salah Al-Fajr and Al-Asr only, and are therefore not applicable to other prayers. Readers should note that no narration was found to support this point.]

Benefits of these Adkhaar:

Some of the benefits of observing and preserving these Sunan after every obligatory prayer:

  • If a Muslim preserves these supplications after every obligatory prayer then five hundred sadaqat are written for him, from the saying of the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: Every Tasbeeh is sadaqah, every Takbeer is sadaqah, every Tahmeed is sadaqah and every Tahleel is sadaqah.

 Imam An-Nawawi said a person gains the reward as if he has paid this amount in charity.

  • Five hundred trees will be planted for the Muslim who preserves these supplications after every prayer during the day and night:

The Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam passed by Abu Huraira radhiAllahu ‘anhu while he was planting something and said, “O Abu Huraira, shall I not show you a planting better than this? He said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Say…

SubhanAllah walhamdulillah

…and a tree will be planted for you in Paradise for each one you say.”

  • For the one who preserves the reading of Ayah Al-Kursi after every Salah, there is nothing between him and entering Paradise, except death.
  • Whoever preserves these praises will have his sins removed, even if they were as abundant as the foam on the sea.
  • The one who preserves these praises after every prayer, will not be afflicted with failure or disgrace, in this world or the Hereafter.
  • It compensates for the lacking and deficiency in one’s performance of the obligatory prayers.

[Book: More than 1000 Sunan Every Day and Night (Adhkar Min Alf Sunnah Fee Al-Yawm Wa Al-Laylah, Dar-us-Salaam Publications)]

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