It is sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) to recite the full allahumma antas salam dua after taslim, that is after saying As-salamu alaykum warahmatullah at end of prayer.
This does not mean that you must say this dua, it is not obligatory. The purpose of this dua is better understood once you understand the meaning of this dua. It’s said for the following reasons:
- Act of Worship glorifying Allah.
- Shows remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
- Re-affirms one’s faith.
Full Dua in Arabic:
In Arabic text the full allahumma antas salam dua would be,
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ
Transliteration: Allahumma Antas-Salam wa minkas-salam. Tabarakta ya Dhal-jalali wal- ikram.
Allahumma Antas Salam Dua – English Translation:
“O Allah, You are As-Salam, From You is all peace, blessed are You O Possessor of majesty and honour”
This dua is referenced in different hadiths of Ibn Majah, At-Tirmidhi, and An-Nasa’i. It is graded as authentic or Sahih (Darussalam).
Did you Know?
AS-SALAM means The Giver of Peace and is one of the ninety names of Allah.
Whenever they kindle a fire of war, Allah extinguishes it; and they strive to create disorder in the earth, and Allah loves not those who create disorder.”
Surah Al-Ma’idah – 5:65
Adding on to the allahumma antas salam dua?
There are variations that exists for this dua. For example:
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلَامُ وَإِلَيْكَ يَرْجِعُ السَّلَامُ فَحَيِّنَا رَبَّنَا بِالسَّلَامِ وَأَدْخِلْنَا دَارَكَ دَارَ السَّلَامِ تَبَارَكت رَبنَا وَتَعَالَيْت يَا ذَا الْجلَال وَالْإِكْرَام
Allahumma Antas Salam wa minkas Salam wa ilayka yarji’us salam fahayyina Rabbana bis salam wa adkhilna daraka daras salam tabarakta Rabbana wa ta’alayta Ya Dhal Jalali wal Ikram
You may not remember where you learned it from but it’s in your head. Now, there’s nothing sinful in remembering or saying a different variation but there is no basis for these extra words.
If you’d like to keep to the Sunnah of the Prophet, may peace be upon him, recite what was shown above.
Allah Ta’ala Knows best.