Hadith on Salat: Alternate opening supplications for prayer

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, performed prayer at night, he would exalt Allah and then say, “Glory be to You, O Allah, with Your praises, blessed is Your name, exalted is Your majesty, and there is no God besides You.” Then, he would say, “Allah is the greatest of the great.” Then, he would say, “I seek refuge in Allah, the Hearing, the Knowing, from the accursed Satan, his madness, his pride, and his poetry.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 242

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ ‌أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا قَامَ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ بِاللَّيْلِ كَبَّرَ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ اللهُ أَكْبَرُ كَبِيرًا ثُمَّ يَقُولُ أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ السَّمِيعِ الْعَلِيمِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ مِنْ هَمْزِهِ وَنَفْخِهِ وَنَفْثِهِ

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