What is The Minimum Amount That Can Be Recited in Qunut?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question : What is the minimum amount that can be recited in qunut?

Answer : The necessary (wajib) duty to recite the qunut in witr prayer is fulfilled by any supplication whatsoever. However it is vasly superior to, recite the sunna supplication.

[ Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ]

Faraz Rabbani

Make Dua for Shaykh Walead Basyouni’s Son, Yusuf (4, Diagnosed With Leukemia)

Our Son Yousuf – An Urgent Call For Your Du’aa at Suhaib Webb

Shaykh Suhaib Webb makes a passionate call for us to make dua for the four year-old Yusuf, son of Shaykh Waleed Basyouni of AlMaghrib Institute, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Raise your hands and make dua for li’l Yusuf, and for all the sick, ailing, hungry, distressed, oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, wherever they may be.

Shaykh Suhaib closed with a dua and request:

May Allah grant Yousuf a quick, strong, painless, and everlasting recovery, and may He give his family strength and patience throughout this troublesome time. If you wish to send you condolences to Shaykh Waleed personally, the AlMaghrib Forums will be the best method:

Invocation (Dhikr) and Supplication (Dua) After Prayer

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam

Question:  In my mosque, the muezzin gives command after prayer when to say subhanallah, alhamdulillah and so on. And it is done after sunnah prayer. Is that practice OK?

Answer : It is permissible (and rewarding) to recite the various forms of Dhikr, Tasbih and Dua after prayers as mentioned in the various Hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), both individually and collectively, and both silently and loudly.


Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the completion of the Messenger of Allah’s (Allah bless him & give him peace) prayer would be known by the recitation of the Takbir.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no: 994)


Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that raising of the voice with Dhikr was practiced in the time of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) when they left the obligatory prayer. And Ibn Abbas said: “I would know of when people left the obligatory prayer by the (loud) Dhikr and I used to hear it.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no: 995)


Based on the above and various other narrations found in the Sunnah literature, the renowned Hanafi jurist, Allama Ibn Abidin (Allah have mercy on him) states in his Radd al-Muhtar that raising one’s voice whilst doing Dhikr (m: in all its forms) is permissible due to the various evidences found in the Sunnah, except in certain circumstances. He concludes his discussion by quoting Imam al-Sha’rani as saying:


“All the scholars (ulama) have agreed, both early (salaf) and late comers (khalaf), upon the recommendation of group Dhikr (m: meaning loudly) in the Masjid, except when it disturbs a sleeping person, the one engaged in prayer and the one reciting Qur’an.” (Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, 1/660)


Therefore, it is permissible to recite the various forms of Dhikr loudly after obligatory prayers. The reciting of Subhan Allah and al-Hamdulillah 33 times and Allahu Akbar 34 times has been prescribed in the Hadith. Thus, if the Mu’adhin or someone else reminds people by saying it loudly, then there is nothing wrong with that, as long as it is not considered to be a specific form of Sunnah, and that those who do not wish to join are not condemned.


As far as doing group Dhikr in the Masjid after Sunnah prayers is concerned, it is best avoided, for it may disturb those engaged in other forms of worship. Yes, if there is a common understanding amongst the people, in that they all participate in the group Dhikr, then it would be permitted.


You state that you wish to carry out your own Dhikr and not join the group Dhikr. This is perfectly allowed; hence you should not be looked down upon. The other members of the congregation should be made aware that it is not necessary for people to join a specific form of group Dhikr. In fact, condemning those who wish not to join would make the group Dhikr a form of reprehensible innovation.


In conclusion, you may recite the various forms of Dhikr after prayers on your own or by joining in with the group. Both methods are permissible, and one method should not be deemed necessary.


And Allah knows best

Muhammad ibn Adam

Darul Iftaa

Leicester , UK









The Best of What You Can Seek From Allah


In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful

Ibn Ata’illah clarified a key to excellence in supplication (du`a’):

“The best of what you can seek from Allah is what He seeks from you.”

Then, he explained that,

“What He seeks from you is fulfilling the rights of His Lordship and the duties of your slavehood.”

Prophetic Supplications for Our Times – Seeking Refuge From Debt, Sin, and Disbelief


In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful

The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) has a number of beautiful and powerful supplications against debt, sin, and disbelief.

Among them are:

1. “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from sinfulness and indebtedness.”

(Allahumma inni a`udhu bika mina’l ma’thami wa’l maghram)

[Reported by Bukhari, from A’isha (Allah be pleased with her)]

2. “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from disbelief and debt.”

(Allahumma inni a`udhu bika mina’l kufri wa’d dayn)

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani