Recitation of Du'aa after Namaaz
Maulaana Ali (AS) has said, ‘If one rubs his face with his right hand after the completion of prayers and recites the following du'aa, Allaah will surely grant him all that he wishes.” You should first put your right hand on the prayer mat (masalla), and then with the same hand you should rub your face from the left cheek to the right, and then place the index finger on the forehead and kiss the finger. Refer to the figure. The du'aa is as follows:
“Bismillaahil lazee la elaaha illa howa ‘aalemul ghaibe wash shahaadate howarrahmaanur raheem. Allaahumma azhib ‘anniyal hamma wal hazana wal fetana kullaha ma zahara minha wama batana.”
"In the name of Allaah other than whom there is no God. He knows what is hidden and what is apparent. He is the most beneficent and merciful. O Allaah, remove from me all my sorrows and grief and save me from all the evils surrounding me whether hidden or apparent."
The following du'aa is recited after every obligatory prayer except the obligatory prayer of ‘asr. This du'aa has the names of Khamsat ul-Athaar (AS), A'immat-e-Taahereen (AS) from the 3 rd Imaam Zayn ul-‘Aabideen (AS) to the 21 st Imaam Taiyeb (AS) and also contains the verses of blessings on them.
“Allaaho akbaro, Mohammadun nabiyo, Aliyul Wasiyo, Maulaatona Fatematuz zehraao, al Hasano, Wal Husain, Aliyo Zayn ul-‘Aabedin, Mohammadul Baaqero, Ja'far us-Saadeqo, Ismaa'ilo, Mohammado, Abdullaahil mastoor, wa Ahmadil mastoor, wal Husainil mastoor, maulanal Mahdiyo, Al Qaa'emo, Al Mansooro, Al Mo'izzo, Al ‘Azeezo, Al Haakemo, Az Zaahero, Al Mustansero, Al Musta'aliyo, Al Aamero, At Taiyebo abul Qaaseme ameerul mumeneen salawaatullaahe ‘alayhim ajma'een.”
This is followed by the du'aa given below:
“Allaahummaghfirli ma qaddamto wama akhkharto wama akhtaato wama jahilto wama asrarto wama aa'lanto. Wama anta a'lamo behi minni antal muqaddemo wa antal mo'akhkhir. La elaaha illa anta subhaanaka ‘alayka tawakkalto wa elayka oneeb. Allaahumma inni as'aloka min kulle khairin ahaata behi ‘ilmoka wa a'oozo beka min kulle sharrin ahaata behi ‘ilmoka. Allaahumma inni as'alokal ‘aafeyata fi omoori kulleha wasta'eezo beka min khizyid dunyaa wa min ‘azaabil aakherate innaka ‘ala kulle shay'in qadeer.”
"O Allaah, forgive my deeds; for which I have hurried or procrastinated (delayed); which are hidden or apparent since you know everything better than I do. You are the One Who advances or recedes the orders. I believe that there is no God but You. I depend upon You and turn towards You. O Allaah, I seek from You all the good that You are aware of and I seek distance from all the evil that You are aware of; under Your protection. O Allaah, bestow upon me; well being and success in all my affairs. I seek refuge before You from disgrace in this world and from the punishment in the hereafter. Indeed You have the power over everything."
After reciting both the above du'aa, you should prostrate and recite the following verses in prostration:
“Sajada wajhee lillazee khalaqahu wa sawwarahu wa shaqqa sam'ahu wa basarahu. Allaahumma ya mo'izza kulle zaleelin salle ‘ala Mohammadiw wa ‘ala aale Mohammadin kama anta ahlohu wahum beka ahlohu salawaatoka ‘alayhim ajma'een.”
"I lay my face in prostration to Allaah Who created it and shaped it so and gave ears to listen and eyes to see. O Allaah, the provider of honour to all the downtrodden (sufferers), send Your blessings upon Mohammad and his progeny just as Your recognition is from the recognition of his progeny (Ahl-e-Bayt (AS)) and their recognition from Yours'. Your blessings and peace be on all of them."
Tasbeeh-e-Maulatana Fatema uz-Zahra (AS)
Maulaana Ali (AS) has said, “Once upon a time, one of the foreign kings sent a slave to Rasoolullaah (SAWS). Maulatana Fatema (AS) was over burdened with the household work and was sick, so I told her to go to Rasoolullaah (SAWS) to ask for a servant. Rasoolullaah (SAWS) told her, “O Fatema (AS), I shall give you something better than that” and he told to Maulatana Fatema (AS) to recite the following tasbeeh after every obligatory prayer and he said that with the grace of Allaah your burden will be curtailed.
| “Allaaho akbar” (Allaah is greatest) 33 times,
| “Alhamdo lillaah” (Praise be to Allaah) 33 times,
| “Subhaanallaah” (Glory be to Allaah) 33 times,
and lastly say,
| “La ilaaha illallaah” (There is no God other than Allaah) once.
Accordingly, Maulatana Fatema (AS) made this tasbeeh, a fixed practice for herself after every prayer and thus it was named after her.”
Imaam Ja'far us-Saadiq (AS) has said, ‘One who recites the Tasbeeh-e-Fatema (AS) after the obligatory prayers, all his sins will be forgiven.' Rasoolullaah (SAWS) has said, “One who recites this tasbeeh, it brings a credit of 100 good works for him and one such good work brings credit for ten of its likes before Allaah. Thus he will obtain the credit of 1000 good works after each prayer and the credit of 5000 good works in the whole day. No one but an ignorant person would decline such a bounty from Allaah.”
After completion of each prayer, you should step down from the right side of masalla and while folding the masalla you should recite the following du'aa:
“Allaahummaghfirli walewaaledayya waleman dakhala bayteya mumenan wa lil mumeneena wal mumenaate wala tazediz zaalemeena illa tabaara. Fa in tawallaw faqul hasbeyallaaho la elaaha illa howa ‘alayhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul ‘arshil ‘azeem. Subhaana rabbeka rabbil ‘izzate ‘amma yasefoona wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleena wal hamdo lillaahe rabbil ‘aalameen.”
"O Allaah, forgive me for my sins and forgive my parents, forgive the one who is the believer and he enters my home and forgive all the believer men and women; and don't do anything more to the tyrants but ruin them. O my prophet, don't grieve (become sad) if such people betray you and you say that Allaah will suffice for everything; there is no God but Allaah and I believe in Him; and He is the Lord of Supreme Throne. O Mohammad, magnificence is for your Lord Who is respectful and Who is not dependent on the praises of people. And peace be upon all the prophets and all the praises are due to Allaah Who is the sustainer of all universes."