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Praise be to Allah.

Making Dua after the obligatory prayers is not Sunnah if it is done by raising the hands, whether that is done by the imam alone or a member of the congregation alone, or it is done by them both together. Rather that is bid’ah, because it was not narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did that. With regard to making Dua without doing that (raising the hands etc.), there is nothing wrong with it, because there are some Hadith concerning that.

The Committee was asked about raising the hands for Dua after the five daily prayers – is it proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) raised his hands or not? If it is not proven, is it permissible to raise the hands after the five daily prayers or not?

They replied: It is not proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) raised his hands in Dua after the obligatory prayers as far as we know, so raising them after the salaam of an obligatory prayer is contrary to the Sunnah.
The Committee also stated that saying Dua out loud after the five daily prayers or regular Sunnah prayers, or reciting Dua in unison as a regular practice is a reprehensible innovation (bid’ah), because it was not proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did anything like that. Whoever makes Duaa after the obligatory or regular Sunnah prayers in unison is going against the way of Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (pubh), and for those people to accuse those who disagree with them of being kaafirs and not stick to the Sunnah of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), is misguidance, ignorance and a distortion of the facts.

(Source - Islam Q&A)


  1. Then exactly when do we ask dua? Better time?

  2. MA sha Allah, please what dua can I use before making love to my wife?

  3. Is it important to make dua during prayer than after prayer? please reply

  4. Asalam alykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu; please I would be glad if you can share some light in this matter, assuming am a traveller and I haven't observe some prayer before I entered a masjid, where the Imam has started leading people in maktubah already and not the same with the prayer that I wanted to observe. Please advice on what I can do.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  5. Masha Allah. May Allah protect you against them. Jazakumullahu khairan

  6. One of the duas accepted by Allah is a dua made after an obligatory prayer..besides the prophet said, indeed dua is worship....pse clarify....which committee is that?....


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