In the Holy Mosque at Makkah, after dohur salah Hadhrat Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) inquired a close mureed,
“What do you recite after each salah?”
Mureed mumbled something.
Hadhrat told him,
“After each salah one should recite the following;
1. Verse of the throne (ayat al-kursi: al-baqara 255)
2. Ayah 18, 19, 26 & 27 of surah al-Imran
3. The four quls (chapter 109, 112, 113 & 114)
4. The opening chapter (al-fathiha)
5. Tasbih Fatima (SubhanAllah 33, Alhumdulillah 33 and Allahuakbar 34 time)
These are from the Sunna recitations. They can be done sitting or walking, like on returning back from salah.
In addition, my Sheikh (‘Arif-billah Dr. Abdul Hayy ‘Arifi) used to instruct us to recite the Divine name “Ya Wudood” 22 times after each salah.”
4th Safar 1428/22 February 2007
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1.Should this be practiced after the obligatory (Fardh) Raka’ats or after completing the entire prayer, like Sunnah.
2.And I think before starting the things pointed out by Shaykhul Islam Taqi Usmani (db) one should say Takbir thrice, Astaghfar thrice and recite this small Du’a:
“Allahumma anta-salam wa minka-salam, tabarakta ya sal jalale wal ikram.”
3.btw. is it better to make Du’a after the Fardh prayer or after completing the entire prayer?
1.After completion of the entire prayers.
2.Yes that is correct.
Hadhrat db was addressing few specific mureed who he already knew did those Sunna from before.
3.Hadhrat db makes a short dua after the fardh and a detail one on completion of the entire salah.