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Dua after fard prayers.

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Do we have to recite anything after maghrib farz namaaz. If any please tell me.

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Dua after fard prayers

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Your Question: Do we have to recite anything after maghrib farz namaaz. If any please tell me.

To the best of our knowledge, there is nothing in the authentic and established Sunnah which guides the believers that they ‘have’ to recite something specific after the obligatory magrib prayers.


But it was the preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to recite some phrases of Glorification of the Lord Most High after all his obligatory prayers…some of which are quoted below.


We reiterate again that these terms and phrases of Glorifications and supplications were recited by the Prophet (saws) after all his obligatory prayers and were not specific to the magrib prayers.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.164

It is Sunnah for the believers to use a number of words of remembrance and supplications which have been related from the Prophet (saws). The many reports include the following:

1. Reported Thauban, "When the Prophet (saws) would finish his prayer, he would seek Allah's forgiveness three times and then say, 'O Allah, You are The Peace, and from You is Peace. You are filled with Good, O Sublime and Honorable One." (Related by Muslim)

2. One day the Prophet (saws) took Hadrat Mu'adh ibn Jabal's (r.a.) hand and said to him, "O Mu'adh, I love you." Mu'adh responded, "May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (saws), I love you (too)." Then the Prophet (saws) said, "I advise you, O Mu'adh, say at the end of every prayer, 'O Allah, aid me in Your remembrance, Your thanks, and in perfecting Your worship." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i, Ibn Khuzaimah, Ibn Hibban and al-Hakim)

3. Reported Abdullah ibn Zubair (r.a.), "When the Prophet (saws) made the ‘tasleem’ at the end of the prayer, he (saws) would say, 'There is no god but Allah the One. There is no partner with Him, to Him belongs the Sovereignty and to Him is due all Praise. He has power over all things. (Related by Bukhari and Muslim.)


There are several phrases of Remembrance and supplications which the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself made and guided the believers to make after their prayers; thus to declare phrases of the Remembrance of Allah and make supplications individually after one’s prayers is an extremely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


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