THE GIFT OF SALAT-UL -TASBIH

SALAT-UL -TASBIH

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) once said to his uncle Hadrat `Abbas (radi allahu anhu) : O Abbas! O my uncle!
Shall I not give you a gift? Shall I not show you something by means of which Allah Ta`ala will forgive your
sins, the first and the last of them, the past and recent, the unintentional and the intentional, the small and
huge, the secret and open? Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then taught him the Salah al-Tasbih.
Furthermore he advised him that it be offered daily, if possible. If not then every Friday or once a month or
once a year or at least once in one’s life time. {Hadith- Abu Dawood & Tirmizi}

WHEN TO PRAY:
This salaat (namaz) is offered in four rakat at a time and can be read in any part of the day and night
keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salat (namaaz )[i.e. Zawal , Sunrise, Sunset and
makrooh times]. It is an excellent practice during the mubarak nights of Ramadhaan and on any other
auspicious night.

METHOD:
The following tasbih is recited seventy-five times in each rak`ah totalling 300 in the 4 raka`ats.
Subhaanallaah walhamdu lillaah walaa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu akbar
After beginning the salah by saying Allah-u-Akbar recite the thana ‘, Sura al-Fatiha and a Sura followed by
the above tasbih 15 times. Then go into Ruku and after reciting the usual tasbih for ruku` recite the above
tasbih 10 times. After standing up from ruku` recite the usual Rabbana Lakal Hamdand thereafter recite the
tasbih 10 times. Then go into Sajda and after reciting the usual tasbih for sajda recite the above tasbih 10
times. Then sit up from sajda and recite the tasbih 10 times between the two sajdas.Thereafer go into sajda
again and after reciting the usual tasbih for sajda recite the above tasbih 10 times.Then sit after the 2nd sajda
(i.e. before standing up for the second rak`ah) and recite the tasbih 10 times. This adds up to 75 times in one
rak`ah. Do the same for the remaining 4 raka`at.

POINTS TO REMEMBER:
1) Do not count loudly. It will break Salah
2) Do not count on fingers or by holding a Bead Tasbih in hand. It is Makruh.
3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You me press small
finger of your right hand first for the first count, then the finger next to it for second count, then the middle
finger for third count, following this method until you reach the small finger of left hand will give you an
exact count of ten. Use the same method in Qayam, Sajdah and Jalsa.
4) If missed a count then make it up in the next posture. For example if forgot to recite Tasbih after Surah in
Qayam. Then you may recite Tasbish 20 times instead of 10 in Rukuh after “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”.
Missed Tasbih cannot be recited in Qayam after ruku and Jalsa between Sajdah. If you missed the Tasbih in
Ruku then recite 20 in the first Sajdah instead of the Qayam after rukuh. Similarly if missed the Tasbih in
first Sajdah then do not make it up in Jalsa. Instead recite missed tasbih in the second Sajdah. If Tasbih has
been missed in last sajdah of second or fourth Rakah then you can recite the missed ones before Attahiyat in
Qaidah.
5) If you miss a wajib in Salah and have to do Sajdah Sahaw. You don’t have to recite Tasbih in Sajdah
sahoo, since the 300 count has been established. But if you had missed Tasbih in any of the postures and
remember it now. Then you may recite the missed Tasbih in Sajdah Sahaw now.