(May Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace)

At-Tashahhud (sitting in prayer)

1. The Messenger of Allaah (صلي الله عليه و سلم) said:

“When one of you is finished saying the last tashahhud (the final one in his prayer), let him seek refuge in Allaah from four:

From the torture of the Hell-Fire,

from the torture in the grave,

from the trying misfortunes of life and death

and of the evil of the impostorous messiah [anichirst].

 

[Reference: Agreed upon by Bukhaaree and Muslim]


2. The Messenger of Allaah  (صلي الله عليه و سلم) used to supplicate, in his prayer:

 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَمِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ،

وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ.

(O Allaah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and from the punishment of Hell-fire, and from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the trial of the False Messiah)

 

[Reference: Bukhaaree and Muslim]