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After prayer supplication repeated 10, 15, 25 times


A/Alaikum, I was told that the Azkar that are offered after the obligatory prayers, i.e. Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar [33 times each]; could also be offered 10, 15 or 25 times each. Kindly guide me the Ahadith that support this. Ma'assalam,


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


As regards the evidence of saying "Subhaanallaah", "Al-hamdu lillaah" and "Allaahu Akbar" ten times each after the obligatory prayer, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ''There are two characteristics which, if one observes, will cause him to enter Paradise. They are very easy actions, but very few people perform them, it is to say after concluding every obligatory prayer "Subhaanallaah" ten times, "Al-hamdu lillaah" ten times, and "Allaahu Akbar" ten times….'' 

It is also permissible to say "Subhaanallaah" 25 times, "Al-hamdu lillaah" 25 times, and "Allaahu Akbar" 25 times, and "Laa ilaaha illallaah" 25 times, and this makes 100 times, and this is reported by An-Nisaa'i  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him and narrated by Ibn 'Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him from the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

Therefore, it is recommended for a praying person to say any of these kinds of the mention of Allaah, and if he alternates between them all he will say all the confirmed forms of mentioning of Allaah.

As regards saying “Subhaanallaah” 15 times, “Al-hamdu lillaah” 15 times, and “Laa ilaaha illallaah” 15 times, then, as far as we know, it is not reported in any Prophetic narration.

Allaah Knows best.

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