Assalamualaikum wbt,

The evidence suggests that the Rasulullah endorsed and supported the remembrance of Allah after prayers (solah) in the form of the various phrases (what I refer to hereon as adhkar), or sets of them, that the companions used (eg https://seekersguidance.org/answers/spirituality/wrong-perform-daily-amount-dhikr-specific-number/:

"The Prophet himself (Allah bless him and give him peace) taught us that the sunna does not discourage other prayers and supplications, but rather they are part of the sunna, as is attested to by the rigorously authenticated hadith that Burayda (Allah be well pleased with him) said, 'I entered the mosque of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) where a man was at prayer supplicating: "O Allah, I ask You by the fact that I testify You are Allah, there is no god but You, the One, the Ultimate, who did not beget and was not begotten, and to whom none is equal," and the Prophet said (Allah bless him and give him peace), "By Him in whose hand is my soul, he has asked Allah by His greatest name, which if He is asked by it He gives, and if supplicated He answers" (Ibn Hibban [53], 3.174:892. S).

This hadith shows that when the prophetic Companions made up their own supplications without previous instruction from the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), he did not merely tolerate it, but rather encouraged it with the highest degree of approbation and acceptance -- thereby legislating in our shari'a until the end of time that supplications other than those explicitly taught are recommended in a general sense as part of the sunna. Secondly, he intended (Allah bless him and give him peace) that they should be remembered and transmitted to others, as his emphatically praising the Companion's supplication above ensured that this supplication would be)". .

This has resulted in a range of adhkar followed in specific steps or order, hence making 'complete sets' of adhkar. These include 'Wirid al-Latif' by Imam Haddad, or Imam al-Banna's 'Mathurat', or the 'al-Awrad al-Qushashiyyah' commonly used in South East Asia, or one that is widely disseminated today (e.g. https://d1.islamhouse.com/data/en/ih_poster/single/en_Remembrance_after_Obligatory_Prayers.jpg).

As we know, Rasulullah himself made a range of specific adhkar and dua after salah.

What I would like to know is, are there records within the Hadeeth of particular 'complete sets' of adhkar that the Rasulullah used to do?

Thank you and Jazakallah.

  • Please check whether the quotation are well placed. – Medi1Saif Apr 9 '20 at 19:45

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