Continuing the remembrance
of Allah for a little while when the Salat is over and engaging
in Tasbeeh and Tahmeed follows from the explicit injunction of
the Holy Quran. Allah says in Chapter 4,
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'And when you
have finished the Salat, remember Allah.
It is also established
by the practice of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him. Hadhrat Aa'Isha'a, may Allah be pleased with her, relates
that after finishing his Prayer, the Holy Prophet, on whom be peace and
blessings of Allah, would continue sitting long enough to recite the following
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'O our Lord!
Thou art (the embodiment of) peace. And true peace comes from Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord of Majesty and Bounty. (SaZiih Muslitzl,
Kitab-ul-Masnjid wa mawazi-us-Salata, Bab Is tihbab-uz-Zikr bn'd-is-Salat)
It is also related in
the Books of Traditions that on some occasions, the Holy Prophet, peace
and blessings of Allah be upon him, used to sit among his followers and
raise his hands to pray for those who requested him to pray for them.
However, as is evident from what Hadhrat Aa'Isha'a, may God be pleased
with her, has related, it was not the normal practice of the Holy Prophet,
peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, to raise hands in silent prayer
after he had finished his Salat. This occasional gesture of the
Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which has been
reported in some Traditions has mistakenly been generalised. The result
has been that certain sects in Islam regard it as his normal practice
(Sunnah) while in fact, according to the Sayings of the Holy Prophet,
peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, mentioned above, this was not
his common practice. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is of the view that
to raise hands to pray after finishing the Salat was not the common
practice Sunnah of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him. His practice was to sit for a while remembering Allah and
reciting prayers without raising his hands.
Apart from the above
mentioned prayer, the following were also recited by the Holy Prophet,
peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, after Prayer:
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La ilaha illallahu
wahdahu la sharika lah. Lahul-mulku wa lahul hamd. Wa huwa 'ala kulli
Allahumma la mani
'a lima a'taita wala mu'tiya lima mana'ta wala yanfa'uthal jaddi minkal
jadd. (Sahihul Bukhari, kitabus-salah, babudh-dhikri ba 'das salah).
There is no one
worthy of worship except Allah. He is alone and has no partner. Sovereignty
and praise are only for Him and He has full authority over everything.
O Allah! Nobody
can hold back whatever You have granted and none can grant what Thou
hold back. And no great person can benefit rem his greatness in opposition
to Thy Greatness.
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'ala Thikrika wa husni 'ibadatik.
O my Lord, help
me so that I can properly perform Thy remembrance and Thy thanksgiving,
and that I may worship Thee in the best possible manner.
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Subhana Rabbika Rabbil
'izzati 'amma yasifun. Wa salamun 'alal-Mursalin. Wal hamdu lillahi Rabbil
Thy Lord is Holy
and clear of all that is alleged against Him (by the non-believers);
and He is Exalted. May God's blessing be upon all Messengers. All
praise truly belongs to Allah Who is the Sustainer of all the worlds.
At the request of some
Companions, the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,
also prescribed the prayers below to glorify Allah. In some sections of
the Muslim society, this has become a regular practice. It should be remembered
that they do not form part of his regular precept. Therefore, it is not
essential for a person to recite them after his obligatory Prayers in
a. Subhan Allah:
i.e; Holy is Allah, free from all defects -To be recited thirty-three
b. Alhamdu Lillah:
i.e; All praise belongs to Allah - to be recited thirty-three times.
c. Allahu Akbar:
I .e., Allah is the Greatest - to be recited thirty-four times.
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