PROPHET’S ROUTINE AFTER SALAAH (SALAT)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

It was customary with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that after salutation, he use to say: I seek the forgiveness of ALLAH) thrice and then, ‘O ALLAH, Thou art peace, and peace comes from Thee. Blessed are Thou, O possessor of Glory and Honour.’ [Muslim]

He would remain sitting facing Qiblah so long as he recited the above dua and then used to turn towards the worshippers on the right or left. lbn Masud (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to left many a time while Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to right very often. [Zadul Ma’ad]

Hadrat Mughira bin Shu’ba (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to say after every prescribed Salaah. “There is no God but ALLAH alone, who has no partner. To Him belongs the kingdom, to Him praise is due, and He is omnipotent. O ALLAH, no one can with hold that what Thou gives, or give what Thou withholds, and riches cannot avail a wealthy person with Thee.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat]

lmam Nawai (Mercy of ALLAH be on him) has suggested that the ISTIGHFAR should be given preference to every kind of Zikr. After this one should then recite the above-mentioned supplication. [Madarijun Nubuwah]

ALLAH’s messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) often used to add the following either at the beginning or at the end of a supplication. “Our Lord! Give us good in this world and also in the next. Guard us from the punishment of hell.” [11/2O1]

Hadrat Sauban (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when Allah’s messenger used to end his Salaah, he used to ask forgiveness three times and then the supplication mentioned above. [Muslim]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when the prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) finished his Salaah, he used to run his right hand on his head and then recite the following supplication: “In the name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. O’ ALLAH keep anxiety and grief away from me.”

It has been reported that ALLAH’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to recite the Mu’awwizatan (surahs cx iii – cx iv) after completing the Salaah. This is highly reliable. It has also been reported that ALLAH’s messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to recite Surah Ikhlas (cx ii) after every Salaah. [Madarijun Nubuwah]

Hadrat Abu Bakar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to recite the following after every Salaah. “O ALLAH’ I seek refuge in Thee, from kufr (disbelief), poverty and punishment of the grave.” [Tirmizi]

Hadrat Abdullah-bin Umar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) invariably used to recite the following: “O ALLAH! I seek Thy forgiveness and solace in my faith, worldly affairs and family and belongings.” [Ma’rif -ul- Hadis]

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