Originally Posted by Lonely Gal
May I ask what you are intending on reciting these formulas for? I'm assuming, rightly or wrongly, that you might have seen written in a book or been told by someone to recite x thing y number of times, and x thing 100 times bareheaded etc for a certain purpose.
That being the case, with a few exceptions, these things are not normally from the sunnah, i.e. they are not normally things that the Prophet :saws: did or his sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) did. As far as I know, Rasoolullah :saws: never advised any dua that had to read bareheaded not did he specify read salawaat x number of times for y purpose.
There are many duas from the Qur'an and duas that rasoolullah :saws: used to recite recorded in hadeeth. If you let us know the purpose of your recitation, we might be able to find the relevant ones for you.
Just a word of warning, nowhere in sunnah is it stipulated that for a certain purpose, after Surah Fatiha recite Surah Ikhlaas x number of times, or recite something 100 times bareheaded. Such things don't usuallly come from the sunnah. There are some duas from the sunnah that you recite a certain number of times, but generally not in salaat and not specifically bareheaded. However the tasbeeh of Fatima (may Alla be pleased with her) IS recorded in the ahadeeth, and, it is to recite Takbir (Allah is Great) (Allah-u-Akbar
) thirty-four times and Tasbih (Subhan Allah
) (Glorified be Allah) thirty-three times and Tahmid (Al-Hamdu Lillah
) (All praise be to Allah) thirty-three times.
Here is the translation of the hadeeth this is mentioned in:
'Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:
Fatimah had corns in her hand because of working at the hand-mill. There had fallen to the lot of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) some prisoners of war. She (Fatimah) came to the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) but she did not find him (in the house). She met 'A'ishah and informed her (about her hardship). When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came, 'A'ishah informed him about the visit of Fatimah. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to them (Fatimah and her family). They had gone to their beds. 'Ali further (reported): We tried to stand up (as a mark of respect) but Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Stay as you are, and he sat between us and I felt coldness of his feet upon my chest. He then said: May I direct you to something better than what you have asked for? When you go to your bed, you should recite Takbir (Allah is Great) (Allah-u-Akbar) thirty-four times and Tasbih (Subhan Allah) (Glorified be Allah) thirty-three times and Tahmid (Al-Hamdu Lillah) (All praise be to Allah) thirty-three times, and that is better than the servant for you.
(Sahih Muslim, 4906, Arabic)
Perhaps there will be a dua from the Qur'an and sunnah that can help. If you're interested or feel comfortable, let us know.
If I've got it wrong, plaese forgive me.