Q 2: When I perform
Salah (prayer), after I rise from bowing, I say: "Allah hears whoever praises him. O Allah all praise is due to You! It is much and blessed praise befitting the magnificence of Your Face and the greatness of Your Dominion."
While sitting between the two Sajdahs (prostrations) I say, "O Allah, grant me pardon, have mercy upon me, provide me with sustenance, forgive my parents and grant me support." However, some Muslim brothers argued with me regarding the last Du`a' claiming that it was (Part No. 6; Page No. 433) unsubstantiated and that such addition is impermissible. Is it true? Please guide me. May Allah reward you well.
The person who offers Salah is recommended to say, after standing up straight after Ruku` (bowing), "O Allah! Our Lord, to You be the praise that would fill all the heavens and the earth, and all that which pleases You besides (them). O Allah, You are worthy of praise and glory, most worthy of what a servant says, and we are all Your servants, no one can withhold what You give or give what You withhold, and riches cannot avail a wealthy person against You." This statement is authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) in a Hadith
on the authority of
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them) which states,
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) raised his head after bowing, he said: O Allah! Our Lord, to You be the praise that would fill the heavens and the earth ...
The Hadith.Moreover, a person who offers Salah is recommended to say between the two Sajdahs:
O Allah, grant me pardon, have mercy upon me, direct me to righteousness, provide me with sustenance and grant me support.
on the authority of
Hudhayfah in the Hadith that reads:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to say in the sitting between the two Sajdahs: O my Lord forgive me! O my Lord forgive me!
In the Sunan of
Abu Dawud and others, it is recorded on the authority of
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them):
that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to say between the two prostrations: O Allah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, heal me, and provide for me.
(Part No. 6; Page No. 434) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.