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Congregational Dua after the Fardh Salaah

Nasihah (Advice): Three supplications which are undoubtedly accepted


Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, ”Three supplications are accepted without any doubt; the supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of a father for his son.” (Tirmidhi)



Question and Answer:


  1. Salaams. Please advise what the ruling is regarding loud Dua by the imam after ever Farz Salaah. Is it permissible and should we say Ameen, is the Dua for the full congregation or the imam or for oneself… If it is not a Sunnah or not permissible, what should we as the musallees do… should we walk out or sit and not raise our hands or make our own Dua silently… Please advise as it is regarded compulsory in many Masaajid locally. Jazakallah


(Question published as received)


  1. Du’a after the Fardh Salaah is established from authentic Ahadith. However, the correct Sunnah method is that every person should make Du’a individually.


Raising the hands when making Du’a after the Fardh Salaah is established from the Ahadith.

Making a congregational Du’a after the Fardh Salaah is permissible on condition that it is not considered necessary.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Taahir Hansa

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.) 



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