The Forms of Dhikr After The Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

1. Subhân Allâh (33x), Allâhu Akbar (33x), Al-Hamdulillâh (33x)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، – وَهَذَا حَدِيثُ قُتَيْبَةَ أَنَّ فُقَرَاءَ، الْمُهَاجِرِينَ أَتَوْا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالُوا ذَهَبَ أَهْلُ الدُّثُورِ بِالدَّرَجَاتِ الْعُلَى وَالنَّعِيمِ الْمُقِيمِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ وَمَا ذَاكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا يُصَلُّونَ كَمَا نُصَلِّي وَيَصُومُونَ كَمَا نَصُومُ وَيَتَصَدَّقُونَ وَلاَ نَتَصَدَّقُ وَيُعْتِقُونَ وَلاَ نُعْتِقُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ أَفَلاَ أُعَلِّمُكُمْ شَيْئًا تُدْرِكُونَ بِهِ مَنْ سَبَقَكُمْ وَتَسْبِقُونَ بِهِ مَنْ بَعْدَكُمْ وَلاَ يَكُونُ أَحَدٌ أَفْضَلَ مِنْكُمْ إِلاَّ مَنْ صَنَعَ مِثْلَ مَا صَنَعْتُمْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ تُسَبِّحُونَ وَتُكَبِّرُونَ وَتَحْمَدُونَ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ مَرَّةً ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو صَالِحٍ فَرَجَعَ فُقَرَاءُ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالُوا سَمِعَ إِخْوَانُنَا أَهْلُ الأَمْوَالِ بِمَا فَعَلْنَا فَفَعَلُوا مِثْلَهُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللَّهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ

Abû Hurairah narrated: The poor amongst the emigrants (Muhâjirîn) came to the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) and said: The possessors of great wealth have obtained the highest ranks and the lasting bliss. He said: How is that? They said: They pray as we pray, and they observe fast as we observe fast, and they give charity but we do not give charity, and they set slaves free but we do not set slaves free. Upon this the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) said: Shall I not teach you something by which you will catch upon those who have preceded you, and get ahead of those who come after you, only those who do as you do being more excellent than you? They said: Yes, O Messenger of Allâh. He said: Glorify Allâh, declare His Greatness, and Praise Him thirty-three times after every prayer. Abû Sâlih said: The poor amongst the emigrants returned to the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ)saying: Our brethren, the possessors, of property have heard what we have done and they did the same. So the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) said: This is from Allâh’s bounty which He gives to whomever He wills.

Sahîh Muslim 595


2. Subhân Allâh (11x), Allâhu Akbar (11x), Al-Hamdulillâh (11x)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ذَهَبَ أَهْلُ الدُّثُورِ بِالدَّرَجَاتِ الْعُلَى وَالنَّعِيمِ الْمُقِيمِ ‏.‏ بِمِثْلِ حَدِيثِ قُتَيْبَةَ عَنِ اللَّيْثِ إِلاَّ أَنَّهُ أَدْرَجَ فِي حَدِيثِ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَوْلَ أَبِي صَالِحٍ ثُمَّ رَجَعَ فُقَرَاءُ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ ‏.‏ إِلَى آخِرِ الْحَدِيثِ وَزَادَ فِي الْحَدِيثِ يَقُولُ سُهَيْلٌ إِحْدَى عَشْرَةَ إِحْدَى عَشْرَةَ فَجَمِيعُ ذَلِكَ كُلِّهُ ثَلاَثَةٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ

Narrated from Abû Hurairah that they said: “O messenger of Allah, the possessors of great wealth have obtained the highest ranks and lasting bliss…” A hadith similar to that transmitted by Qutaiba on the authority of Laith except that he inserted into the Hadîth of Abû Hurairah the words of Abu Salih:” then the poor of the emigrants [Muhâjirîn] came back to the Messenger of Allâh… ” to the end of the Hadîth. And he added in the Hadîth: “Suhail said: ‘Eleven (times each), eleven (times each), and all of that adds up to thirty-three'”.

Sahîh Muslim 595b


3. Subhân Allâh (33x), Al-Hamdulillâh (33x), Allâhu Akbar (34x)

 عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ عُجْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ لاَ يَخِيبُ قَائِلُهُنَّ – أَوْ فَاعِلُهُنَّ – ثَلاَثٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَسْبِيحَةً وَثَلاَثٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَحْمِيدَةً وَأَرْبَعٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَكْبِيرَةً فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ

Narrated from Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah that the Messenger of Allâh ( ﷺ) said: “Remembrance after the prayer, the one who says them or does them will not be disappointed: Thirty-three Tasbîhah, thirty-three Tahmîah, and thirty-four Takbîrah after every prayer.”

Sahîh Muslim 596


4. Subhân Allâh (33x), Al-Hamdulillâh (33x), Allâhu Akbar (33x), Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh wahdahu lã sharîka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadîr (1x)

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ مَنْ سَبَّحَ اللَّهَ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَكَبَّرَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ وَقَالَ تَمَامَ الْمِائَةِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ غُفِرَتْ خَطَايَاهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ زَبَدِ الْبَحْرِ ‏”

It was narrated from Abû Hurairah from the Messenger of Allâh ( ﷺ): “Whoever glorifies Allâh thirty-three times, praises Allâh thirty-three times, and extols Allâh’s greatness thirty-three times, making ninety-nine, and completes it by saying ‘Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh wahdahu lã sharîka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadîr’ (There is none worthy of worship except Allâh alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, to Him be praise, and He is Able to do all things) his sins will be forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea”

Sahîh Muslim 597


5. Subhân Allâh (10x), Al-Hamdulillâh (10x), Allâhu Akbar (10x)

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ خَصْلَتَانِ أَوْ خَلَّتَانِ لاَ يُحَافِظُ عَلَيْهِمَا عَبْدٌ مُسْلِمٌ إِلاَّ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ هُمَا يَسِيرٌ وَمَنْ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا قَلِيلٌ يُسَبِّحُ فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ عَشْرًا وَيَحْمَدُ عَشْرًا وَيُكَبِّرُ عَشْرًا فَذَلِكَ خَمْسُونَ وَمِائَةٌ بِاللِّسَانِ وَأَلْفٌ وَخَمْسُمِائَةٍ فِي الْمِيزَانِ وَيُكَبِّرُ أَرْبَعًا وَثَلاَثِينَ إِذَا أَخَذَ مَضْجَعَهُ وَيَحْمَدُ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَيُسَبِّحُ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَذَلِكَ مِائَةٌ بِاللِّسَانِ وَأَلْفٌ فِي الْمِيزَانِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَلَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَعْقِدُهَا بِيَدِهِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ كَيْفَ هُمَا يَسِيرٌ وَمَنْ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا قَلِيلٌ قَالَ ‏”‏ يَأْتِي أَحَدَكُمْ – يَعْنِي الشَّيْطَانَ – فِي مَنَامِهِ فَيُنَوِّمُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَقُولَهُ وَيَأْتِيهِ فِي صَلاَتِهِ فَيُذَكِّرُهُ حَاجَةً قَبْلَ أَنْ يَقُولَهَا”

Narrated by ‘Abdullâh ibn ‘Amr that the prophet (ﷺ) said: “There are two, that a Muslim does not do regularly, but he will enter Paradise. They are easy but those who do them are a few; saying Subhân Allâh ten times after every prayer, and saying Al-Hamdulillâh ten times, and saying Allâhu Akbar ten times. That makes one hundred and fifty on the tongue, and one thousand and five hundred in the Balance. And saying Allâhu Akbar thirty-four times when going to bed, and saying Al-Hamdulillâh thirty-three times, and Subhân Allâh thirty-three times. That is one hundred on the tongue, and one thousand in the Balance.” And I saw the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) counting them on his fingers. They said:” Oh Messenger of Allâh, how is it that they are easy but a few people do them? ” He said:”He – meaning the Shaytân- comes to one of you when he is in his bed and makes him fall asleep before he can say them, and he comes to him when he is praying and reminds him of some need before he can say them.”

Sunan Abû Dawûd 5065. Declared Sahîh by Shaykh Al-Albânî


6. Subhân Allâh (25x), Allâhu Akbar (25x), Al-Hamdulillâh (25x), Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh (25x)

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، رَأَى فِيمَا يَرَى النَّائِمُ قِيلَ لَهُ بِأَىِّ شَىْءٍ أَمَرَكُمْ نَبِيُّكُمْ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ أَمَرَنَا أَنْ نُسَبِّحَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنَحْمَدَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ وَنُكَبِّرَ أَرْبَعًا وَثَلاَثِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ ‏.‏ قَالَ سَبِّحُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَاحْمَدُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَكَبِّرُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ وَهَلِّلُوا خَمْسًا وَعِشْرِينَ فَتِلْكَ مِائَةٌ فَلَمَّا أَصْبَحَ ذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “‏ افْعَلُوا كَمَا قَالَ الأَنْصَارِيُّ ‏”‏

Narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that a man saw in a dream that it was said to him: “What does your Prophet (ﷺ) command you to do?” He said: “He commanded us to say Tasbîh thirty-three times following the prayer, and to say the Tahmîd thirty-three times, and to say the Takbîr thirty-four times, and that makes one hundred.” He said: “Say the Tasbîh twenty-five times and say the Tahmîd twenty-five and say the Takbîr twenty-five times, and say the Tahlîl twenty-five times, and that will make one hundred.” The following morning he told the Prophet (ﷺ) about that, and the Messenger of Allâh (ﷺ) said:”Do what the Ansârî said.”

Sunan An-Nasâi 1352. Declared Hasan Sahîh by Shaykh Al-Albânî

Published by أبو زكريا عيسى الألباني

BSc (Hons) Microbiology | Qur'ān | Sunnah |

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