Question ID: #512
Question: Turn away from the Qiblah or not?
Salam wa Alaikam

I have spent countless hours trying to find a reference to a practice I see some individuals perform when they lead prayer. I have not been able to find the answer.

When one leads Fajr or Asr prayer, I understand that he should turn away from the Qiblah direction before commencing the Dua (following the Saalam) and follow it with Tasbeeh (Subhaanallaah), Tah-meed (Al-hamdulillah), and Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar). However, I see certain individuals who change this order during Fajr and Asr. They claim that during Fajr and Asr, the Dua should follow after the Tasbeeh, Tah-meed, and Takbeer. Is there any basis for this?

A comprehensive answer would be appreciated.

Answered by: Ulamaa ID 01 ()
Date: 14/06/2005 13:22pm

Bismihi Ta'ala

The reason why you cannot find reference for this act is simply due to the fact that congregational du'a after congregational prayers is not established from the Sunnah of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Every individual has the choice of either doing Du'a first or Azkaar first.

And Allah knows best.

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