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Question # : 1988

United States of America

I was wondering would it be considered a bidah to recite durud when starting dua and finishing it after salah? 2.and also say allahu akhbar and astagfirullah (3x each) rite after namaaz. 3.and what dua should one read before starting a islamic lecture and before ending an islamic lecture? 4. can u tell me some virtuous surahs that one should recite 5.what's the importance of surah AL SHU`ARA ,is there any special virtue?

Answer : 1988

Published on: Nov 28, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1302/1162=B)


(1) It is mustahab (desirable) to start dua with the praise of Allah (الحمد للہ رب العالمین) and durood and end it with durood and الحمد للہ رب العالمین. It is sunnah (not bidah) to recite ­Al-Tahiyyat, then durood and dua at the end of salah in last qadah (sitting).


(2) It is sunnah to recite اللہ أکبر and استغفر اللہ thrice after completing the salah.


(3) One should start delivering speech with praise of Allah and durood and conclude it at وآخر دعوانا ان الحمد للہ رب العالمین۔


(4) Keep on reciting Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas (قل ھو اللہ أحد، قل أعوذ برب الفلق، قل أعوذ برب الناس) as much as you can, in-sha-Allah you will be protected. Also, recite Surah Mulk after Isha, Surah Waqiya after Maghrib, Surah Yaseen in the morning and Surah Kahaf every Friday.


(5) We do not know any special virtue of Surah ShuÂ’ra.  

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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