Remembrance of Allah and Supplication after Salutation

كَتَبَ الْمُغِيرَةُ بْنُ شُعْبَةَ إِلَى مُعَاوِيَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ إِذَا فَرَغَ مِنْ الصَّلَاةِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ اللَّهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ

Mughira b. Shu’ba wrote to Mu’awiya: When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) finished the prayer and pronounced salutation he uttered (this supplication): “There is no god but Allah. He is alone, Who has no partner. To Him belongs the sovereignty and to Him praise is due and He is Potent over everything. O Allah! No one can withhold what Thou givest, or give what Thou withholdest, and the riches cannot avail a wealthy person with Thee.”

Lessons:

 1.  It is encouraged after prayer to perform dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and to supplicate.

 2.  One such supplication is as follows:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

 اللَّهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَدُّ

Let’s supplicate as to be of people honoured by Allah, as outlined by this hadith:

لَيسَ شَيْءٌ أَكْرَمَ عَلَى اللهِ تَعَالَى مِنَ الدُّعَاءِ

“There is nothing more honourable with Allah [Most High] than supplication.”

(Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 3829)

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