DU’A AFTER DURUD (BEFORE SALUTATION)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

In his Mustadrak, Hakim has reported that (Hadrat) Abdullah-bin-Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) suggested that the worshipper should recite the durud after tashahhud and then should recite the supplication. In another tradition reported by Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas’ud appearing in Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari regarding the tashahhud, the last sentence is “Then he may choose any supplication, which pleases him and offer it.

Reciting a suplication (du’a) at the tashahhud after durud is confirmed both by the teaching and the practice of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: When one of you finishes the last tashahhud he should seek refuge in ALLAH from four things. [Muslim]

According to a tradition narrated by Hadrat Ibn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) the following Salaah should be recited after durud:

“O Allaah! I seek refuge in Thee from the punishment in Jahannum, I seek refuge in Thee from the punishment in grave, I seek refuge in Thee from the trail of the antichrist, and I seek refuge in Thee from the trail of life and death.” Hadrat lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet used to teach them this Salaah just as he used to teach them a Surah of the Holy QURAAN. [Muslim, Bukhari, Madarij -Un- Nubuwah]

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to turn right and left (at the end of the Salaah) for salutation. He kept his eyes open during Salaah and did not close them.

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