I have read a poster somewhere that after Fajr/Maghrib when one recites ‘Allahumma ajirni minan nar’ [O Allah! Save me from the fire] seven times then one should recite ‘Allahumma inni as-alukal Jannah’ [O Allah! I ask You for Jannah] seven times as well.
Is this mentioned in any Hadith?
In most of the Hadith collections, there is no mention of the words ‘Allahumma inni as-alukal Jannah.’ See all the references here.
However, according to the annotators of Musnad Ahmad [Risalah edition] these words do appear in 3 manuscripts of Musnad Ahmad. The words appear as follows:
“…And when you perform Maghrib, say the following, seven times before speaking to anyone:
‘Allahumma inni as-alukal Jannah, Allahumma ajirni minan nar’[O Allah! I ask You for Jannah, O Allah! Save me from the fire] …”
(Musnad Ahmad; Risalah edition, Hadith: 18054 and Darul Hadith edition, Hadith: 17976)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar