When Should I Recite the Dua for Protection from the Dajjal in the Fard Prayer?

Answered by Ustada Shazia Ahmad



Should I recite the du`a for protection against the Dajjal in every obligatory salah after the tashahhud but before the Salah Ibrahimiyya? Or after the Salah Ibrahimiyya before the Taslim (final salams)?



Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for reminding us all about this important du`a.

The Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: When one of you recites the tashahhud, let him seek refuge with Allah (SWT) from our things: From the torment of hell, from the torment of the grave, from the trials of life and death and from the evils of the Dajjal. Then let him pray for himself asking whatever he wants.” [Nasa’i] You should recite it after the Salah Ibrahimiyya, and before the final salams.

Du`a For Protection From Dajjal:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَمِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and from the punishment of Hellfire, and from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the trial of the False Messiah the Dajjal.

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May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustada] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.