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Supplication after fourth takbîr

Published: 25/08/2011 11:34:00 AM GMT
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I heard that it is permissible to recite a supplication after the fourth takbîr. Is this true? If so, what is that supplication?


Answered by

the Fatwa Department Research Committee - chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî

This is the answer of Sheikh Nasir al-Dîn al-Albânî in his book Talkhîs Ahkâm al-Janâ’iz:

It is permissible to offer a supplication after the fourth and last takbîr. This can be supported by the hadîth related by Abû Ya`fûr through `Abd Allah b. Abî Awfâ. He said: “I was with him in a funeral prayer when he made four takbîrs and waited for a while. (He means he was making supplication.) Then he said: “Were you thinking I was about to perform five takbîrs? They said: “No.” He said: “I saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) performing four (takbîrs).”

Scholars say you may pronounce the following supplication (du`â’) after the fourth takbîr:

Allâhummah lâ tahrimnâ ajrahu walâ taftinnâ ba`dahu waghfir lanâ wa lahu.”

This can be translated as:

O Allah! Do not forbid us his [her/their] reward and do not try us after him [her/them]. Forgive us and forgive him [her/them]!

And Allah knows best

Source: Islam Today




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