Ta"qibat (Supplication after prayers)
It is Mustahab that after offering the prayers, one should engage oneself in reciting Zikr, Duas (supplication), and reading from the holy Qur"an. It is better that before he leaves his place, and before his Wudhu, or Ghusl or Tayammum becomes void, he should recite Ta’qib facing Qibla.
It is not necessary that Ta’qib be recited in Arabic, but it is better to recite those supplications, which have been given in the books of Duas. The Tasbih of Hazrat Fatima Al – Zahra (peace be on her) is one of those acts which have been emphasized. This Tasbih should be recited in the following order:
- Allahu Akbar - 34 times
- Alhamdulillah - 33 times
- Subhanallah - 33 times
Subhanallah can be recited earlier than Alhamdulillah, but it is better to maintain the said order.
It is Mustahab that after the prayers a person performs a Sajdah of thanksgiving, and it will be sufficient if one placed his forehead on the ground with that intention. However, it is better that he should say Shukran lillah or Ya Shukran or Ya Afwan 100 times, or three times, or even once. It is also Mustahab that whenever a person is blessed with His bounties, or when the adversities are averted, he should go to Sajdah for Shukr, that is, thanksgiving.