After Salah #1
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ (3) اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ ، وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ ، تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ
Astaghfiru-llāh (x3), Allāhumma Anta-s-Salām, wa minka-s-salām, tabārakta yā Dha-l-Jalāli wa-l-Ikrām.
I seek the forgiveness of Allah. O Allah, You are The Flawless and The Source of Peace, and from You comes peace. Blessed are You, full of Majesty and Honour.
Thawban (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) reported that when the Messenger of Allah ﷺ finished his prayer, he would seek forgiveness three times and say [the above]. (Muslim 591)
After Salah #2
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ ، وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ ، وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَـدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَـدُّ
Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahū lā sharīka lah, lahu-l-mulku, wa lahu-l-ḥamd, wa Huwa ʿalā kulli shay’in Qadīr, Allāhumma lā māniʿa li-mā aʿaṭayt, wa lā muʿṭiya li-mā manʿat, wa lā yanfaʿu dha-l-jaddi minka-l-jadd.
There is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. To Him Alone belong all sovereignty and all praise. He is over all things All-Powerful. O Allah, there is none who can withhold what You give, and none can give what You withhold; and the wealth of the wealthy does not avail them against You.
Warrād (the clerk of Mughīra bin Shu’ba) narrated that once Mughīra (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) dictated to me in a letter addressed to Mu’awiya (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) that the Prophet ﷺ used to say [the above] after every compulsory prayer. (Bukhārī 844)
After Salah #3
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ ، لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَلَا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا إيَّاهُ ، لَهُ النِّعْمَةُ وَلَهُ الْفَضْلُ وَلَهُ الثَّنَاءُ الْحَسَنُ ، لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مُخْلِصِيْنَ لَهُ الدِّيْنَ ، وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُوْنَ
Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahū lā sharīka lah, lahu-l-mulku, wa lahu-l-ḥamd, wa Huwa ʿalā kulli shay’in Qadīr, lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāh, lā ilāha illā-llāh, wa lā naʿbudu illā iyyāh, lahu-n-nʿimatu wa lahu-l-faḍl, wa lahu-th-thanā’u-l-ḥasan, lā ilāha illā-llāhu mukhliṣīna lahu-d-dīn, wa law kariha-l-kāfirūn.
There is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. To Him Alone belong all sovereignty and all praise. He is over all things All-Powerful. There is no power (in averting evil) or strength (in attaining good) except through Allah. There is no god but Allah, and we do not worship any other besides Him. To Him Alone belong grace, bounteousness and noble praise. There is no god but Allah. We sincerely devote our religion for Him, even though the disbelievers may dislike it.
Ibn al-Zubayr (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) uttered at the end of every prayer after the salām [the above]. (The narrator said): “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ uttered it at the end of every prayer.” (Muslim 594)
After Salah #4
اَللَّٰهُمَّ أَعِنِّيْ عَلَىٰ ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
Allāhumma aʿinnī ʿalā dhikrika wa shukrika wa ḥusni ʿibādatik.
O Allah, help me in remembering You, in being grateful to You, and in worshipping You in an excellent manner.
Mu’ādh b. Jabal (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ took him by the hand and he said, “O Mu’ādh, I swear by Allah that I love you. I swear by Allah that I love you. O Mu’ādh, I advise you not to forget supplicating after every prayer by saying: [the above]. (Abū Dāwūd 1522)
After Salah #5
اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبُخْلِ ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ أَنْ أُرَدَّ إِلََىٰ أَرْذَلِ الْعُمُرِ ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الدُّنْيَا ، وأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ
Allāhumma innī aʿūdhu bika mina-l-bukhl, wa aʿūdhu bika mina-l-jubn, wa aʿūdhu bika min an uradda ilā ardhali-l-ʿumur, wa aʿūdhu bika min fitnati-d-dunyā, wa aʿūdhu bika min ʿadhābi-l-qabr.
O Allah, I seek Your protection from miserliness and I seek Your protection from cowardice. I seek Your protection from being sent back to a miserable old age. I seek Your protection from the trials of the world and I seek Your protection from the punishment of the grave.
‘Amr bin Maymūn al-Awdī narrated that Sa’d used to teach his sons the following words as a teacher teaches his students the skill of writing and used to say that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to seek refuge with Allah from them [the above] at the end of every prayer. (Bukhārī 2822)
After Salah #6
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ (x33) ، اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ (x33)، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ (x33)
(x1) لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ
Subḥāna-llāh (x33), alḥamduli-llāh (x33), Allāhu akbar (x33), Lā ilāha illā Allāhu waḥdahū lā sharīka lah, lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamd, wa Huwa ʿalā kulli shay’in Qadīr. (x1)
Allah is free from imperfection. All praise be to Allah. Allah is the Greatest. There is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. To Him Alone belong all sovereignty and all praise. He is over all things All-Powerful.
Abū Hurayrah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “He who recites [the above] after every prayer will have all his sins forgiven even if they are as abundant as the foam of the sea.” (Muslim 597) Abū Hurayrah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated that Abū Dharr said: “O Prophet of Allah, the wealthy people have all the rewards; they pray as we pray; they fast as we fast; and they have surplus wealth which they give in charity; but we have no wealth which we may give in charity. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: O Abū Dharr, should I not teach you phrases by which you acquire the rank of those who excel you? No one can acquire your rank except one who acts like you. He said: Why not, Messenger of Allah? He said: say [the above] after each prayer.” (Abū Dāwūd 1504) Ka’b bin ‘Ujra (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) reported the Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: “There are certain utterances, the repeaters of which or the performers of which at the end of every obligatory prayer will never be caused disappointment: ‘Subhānallah’ 33 times, ‘Alhamdulillah’ 33 times and ‘Allahu Akbar’ 34 times after every prayer. (Muslim 596)
After Salah #7
اَللهُ لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ، لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ، لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمٰوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ، مَنْ ذَا الَّذِيْ يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ، يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيْهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيْطُوْنَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ، وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمٰوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُوْدُهُُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
Allāhu lā ilāha illā Huwa-l-Ḥayyu-l-Qayyūm, lā ta’khudhuhū sinatuw-wa lā nawm, lahū mā fi-s-samāwāti wa mā fi-l-arḍ, man dhā’lladhī yashfaʿu ʿindahū illā bi-idhnih, yaʿlamu mā bayna aydīhim wa mā khalfahum, wa lā yuḥīṭūna bi-shay’im-min ʿilmihī illā bi-mā shā’, wasiʿa kursiyyuhu-s-samāwāti wa-l-arḍ, wa lā ya’ūduhū ḥifẓuhumā wa Huwa-l-ʿAlliyu-l-ʿAẓīm.
Allah, there is no god but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him Alone belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except with His permission? He knows what is before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (2:255)
Abū Umāmah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever reads [Āyah al-Kursī] after every obligatory prayer, there is nothing that will prevent him from entering Paradise except death.” (Nasā’ī in ‘Amal al-Yawm wa-l-Laylah 100)
After Salah #8
قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ ، اَللهُ الصَّمَدُ ، لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُوْلَدْ ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
قُلْ أَعُوْذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ، مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
قُلْ أَعُوْذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ ، مَلِكِ النَّاسِ ، إِلٰهِ النَّاسِ ، مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ ، اَلَّذِيْ يُوَسْوِسُ فِيْ صُدُوْرِ النَّاسِ ، مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَالنَّاسِ
Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm Qul Huwa-llāhu Aḥad. Allāhu-ṣ-Ṣamad. Lam yalid wa lam yūlad. Wa lam yakul-lahū kufuwan aḥad. Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm. Qul aʿūdhu bi Rabbi-l-falaq. Min sharri mā khalaq. Wa min sharri ghāsiqin idhā waqab. Wa min sharri-n-naffāthāti fi-l-ʿuqad. Wa min sharri ḥāsidin idhā ḥasad. Bismi-llāhi-r-Raḥmāni-r-Raḥīm Qul aʿūdhu bi rabbi-n-nās. Maliki-n-nās. Ilāh-hin-nās. Min sharri-l-waswāsi-l-khannās. Al-ladhī yuwaswisu fī ṣudūri-n-nās. Mina-l-jinnati wa-n-nās.
Say, He is Allah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Who has not given birth and was not born, and to Whom no one is equal. (112) Say, I seek protection of the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of the darkening night when it settles, and from the evil of the blowers in knots, and from the evil of the envier when he envies. (113) Say, I seek protection of the Lord of mankind, the King of mankind, the God of mankind, from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws, who whispers in the hearts of mankind, whether they be Jinn or people. (114)
‘Uqbah bin ‘Āmir (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ commanded me to recite ‘al-Mu’awwidhāt’ at the end of every prayer.” (Abū Dāwūd 1523)
After Salah #9
سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ ، لَا إِلٰه إِلَّا أَنْتَ ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ
Subḥānaka wa bi ḥamdik, lā ilāha illā Ant, astaghfiruka wa atūbu ilayk.
You are free from imperfection, and all praise is to You. There is no god but You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.
‘Ā’ishah (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhā) said: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ never sat in a gathering, or recited Qur’ān, or performed a prayer except that he would conclude that act with these words.” She says: “So I asked him: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I see that you do not sit in a gathering, recite Qur’ān or perform prayer except that you conclude with these words?’ He replied: ‘Yes. Whoever uttered good words, then these words [the above] will be a seal for them, and whoever uttered something evil, then these words will be its expiation.’” (Nasā’ī in al-Sunan al-Kubrā’ 10067, Nasā’ī in ʿAmal al-Yawm wa-l-Laylah 308, Ṭabarānī in al-Duʿā’ 1912)
To be Read after Fajr & Maghrib #1
(10X) لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِيْ وَيُمِيْتُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ
Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahū lā sharīka lah, lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuḥyī wa yumīt, wa Huwa ʿalā kulli shay’in Qadīr
There is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. To Him Alone belong all sovereignty and all praise. He gives life and He gives death. He is over all things All-Powerful.
Abū Dharr (raḍiy Allāhu ʿanhā) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever says [the above] 10 times after Maghrib and Fajr, whilst sitting in the position of tashahhud and before moving, Allah will write 10 good deeds for him for each time he says it. (Likewise) He will forgive 10 sins and raise 10 stages for him. It will be a shield for him against all repulsive things and he will be guarded from Shaytān. No sin will be allowed to reach him that day (i.e. destroy him or invalidate his actions) except for shirk. He will be from the best of people in terms of actions, except for the one who recites it even more than him.” (Tirmidhī 3474)
To be Read after Fajr & Maghrib #2
اَللّٰهُمَّ أَجِرْنِيْ مِنَ النَّارِ
Allāhumma ajirnī mina-n-nār.
O Allah, protect me from the Hell-fire.
Muslim bin Hārith al-Tamīmī (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ secretly said to him: “When you finish Maghrib, say [the above] seven times. If you say that and then die during that night, it will be a protection for you. And after praying Fajr, say the same. If you die on that day, it will be a protection for you.” (Abū Dāwūd 5079)
To be Read after Fajr
اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا ، وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا ، وَعَمَلًا مُتَقَبَّلًا
Allāhumma innī as’aluka ʿilma-n-nāfiʿā, wa rizqan ṭayyibā, wa ʿamalam-mutaqabbalā.
O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, wholesome sustenance, and deeds which are accepted.
Umm Salamah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhā) narrated that when the Prophet ﷺ performed the Fajr Salah, he would say [the above], while he said the Salam. (Ibn Mājah 925)
To be Read after Witr
(3X) سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوْسِ
How perfect is the Sovereign, the Most Holy.
Ubayy bin Ka’b (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to pray the Witr with three rak’ahs. In the first he would recite: [Surah al-A’la] in the second: [Surah al-Kafirun], and in the third: [Surah al-Ikhlas]. And he would say the Qunut before bowing, and when he finished he would say [the above], and would raise and extend his voice the third time. (Nasā’ī 1699)