The Paryer of an Individual (Resident, Secure, Good Health)
The Words used in Prayer
1303 - Issue 3: The Post-Takbir words --
It is not Wajib or Sunnah
Imam Shafi'i, Imam Abu Hanifa
It is recommended (Sunnah)
It is obligatory.
The conflict of traditions about Tawjih with practice of the people of Medina (Malik's view, or is based on the dispute over the authenticity of the relevant traditions. See the Hadeeth of Abu Huraira.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle used to keep silent between the Takbir and the recitation of Qur'an and that interval of silence used to be a short one. I said to the Prophet "May my parents be sacrificed for you! What do you say in the pause between Takbir and recitation?" The Prophet said, "I say, 'Allahumma, baa`id baini wa baina khatayaya kama baa`adta baina l-mashriqi wa l-maghrib. Allahumma, naqqini min khatayaya kama yunaqqa th-thawbu l-abyadu mina d-danas. Allahumma, ighsil khatayaya bi l-maa'i wa th-thalji wa l-barad (O Allah! Set me apart from my sins (faults) as the East and West are set apart from each other and clean me from sins as a white garment is cleaned of dirt (after thorough washing). O Allah! Wash off my sins with water, snow and hail.)"