Saying Islamic words

26 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1787

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Can I say some Islamic words after doing some actions?. For example: – saying Alhamdulillah after Burping or yawning? – Or saying Astagfirullah if I want to remember something that I forgot? – Or saying Astagfirullah if I saw a bad (haram) picture/video. – and more…. So Is this haram or sunnah? Can I create/invent some Islamic words and say them after doing some actions? جزاك الله خيرا

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

It will be permissible and in fact meritorious to utter such wording wherein you are remembering Allah. 

We should however not attribute it to the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) or regard it as a Sunnah.