Does a Person Have to Praise Allah, Extol Him, and Send Blessings Upon the Prophet (ﷺ) in Every Supplication? – Shaikh Abdul-Aziz ar-Raajihi

Question: Does a person begin with praise of Allah, extolling Him, and sending blessing upon the Prophet (ﷺ) in every supplication even in the supplications of the prostration, at the end of the prayer, and the remembrances of the day?

Answer: “No. That is present in the prayer and it is only one thing [saying]:

{الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ}

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful [1:2]

In the Fatiha, the praise of Allah and extolling [Him] are present. And in the supplication [of the prayer] he says:

سبحان ربي الأعلى

Glory be to My Lord the Most High

As for extolling [Allah], then he suffices with the Fatiha”.

[Sharh Kitaab al-Imaan from Saheeh Ibn Hibban no. 3]

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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