1131. It is recommended for a person to occupy himself with ta’qÐb—reciting dhikr, supplications and Qur’an—for a period of time after prayer. It is better that a person faces the qiblah and engages in them before his wuÃÙ, ghusl or tayammum is invalidated, and before he moves from his place. It is not necessary that the ta‘qibÁt be recited in Arabic. However, it is better that the ta’qibÁt prescribed in the books of supplication be recited.
One of the greatly advocated ta’qibÁt is the tasbÐÎ of Lady FÁÔimah al-ZahrÁ’ (Peace be upon her) in which a person should recite (اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر) thirty four times, followed by (اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ) thirty three times, followed by (سُبْحَانَ اللَّه) thirty three times.
1132. It is recommended to offer a sajdat al-shukr after prayer, for which it is sufficient that a person place his forehead on the ground with the intention of offering gratitude. However, it is better that a person recite (شُكْراً لِلَّه) or (عَفْوًا) one hundred times, three times or just once. It is similarly recommended to offer sajdat al-shukr whenever a blessing is endowed, or an affliction is distanced from a person.