Sunnah

The forgotten sunnah of loud dhikr after the compulsory congregational prayers

The forgotten sunnah of loud dhikr after the compulsory congregational prayers

حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَمْرٌو، أَنَّ أَبَا مَعْبَدٍ، مَوْلَى ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَخْبَرَهُ أَنَّ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ أَخْبَرَهُ أَنَّ رَفْعَ الصَّوْتِ بِالذِّكْرِ حِينَ يَنْصَرِفُ النَّاسُ مِنَ الْمَكْتُوبَةِ كَانَ عَلَى عَهْدِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏ وَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ كُنْتُ أَعْلَمُ إِذَا انْصَرَفُوا بِذَلِكَ إِذَا سَمِعْتُهُ‏.‏

 

Narrated Abu Ma`bad:
(the freed slave of Ibn `Abbas) Ibn `Abbas told me, “In the lifetime of the Prophet it was the custom to celebrate Allah’s praises aloud after the compulsory congregational prayers.” Ibn `Abbas further said, “When I heard the Dhikr, I would learn that the compulsory congregational prayer had ended.” (Sahih Bukhari)

You know how we know the compulsory congregational prayer is over? We see people leaving the masjid and/or mussalla. They didn’t do that back then. SubhanAllah! Imagine if after the salah at a masjid, everyone begin to make dhikr outloud. It would be looked down upon as biddah by some.