Regarding the best times for making dua

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Regarding best times to make Dua, I have read the following hadith:

“Narrated Abu Omamah (radiAllahu anhu): that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhiwasalam) was asked, O Messenger of Allah, which supplication is heard (by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), he said the end of the night and at the end of the obligatory Salat (prayer) [at-Tirmidhi] This time is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)”

I wanted to know how can we interprete that the meaning of end of obligatory salat is after saying ‘At-tahyat’ , and before making Tasleem (finishing prayer)? Why does it not mean after making Tasleem (finishing prayer)?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The hadith in reference is:


وَقَدْ أَخْرَجَ التِّرْمِذِيُّ مِنْ حَدِيثِ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قِيلَ أَيُّ الدُّعَاءِ أَسْمَعُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ جَوْفُ اللَّيْلِ الْأَخِيرِ وَدُبُرُ الصَّلَوَاتِ الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ

Tuhfatul Ahwazi 2/169[1]

The hadith states that dua after farz salat is accepted.

The hadith is general.

It also refers to dua after making salam upon the completion of the salah.

In principle the salat terminates with Taslim (giving salam).


And Allah knows best.


Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[1] تحفة الأحوذي (2 / 169)

312 -[13] (حسن)وَعَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسلم: «مِفْتَاحُ الصَّلَاةِ الطُّهُورُ وَتَحْرِيمُهَا التَّكْبِيرُ وَتَحْلِيلُهَا التَّسْلِيمُ» . رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد وَالتِّرْمِذِيّ والدارمي (مشكاة المصابيح (1 / 102))

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