TASBEEH

Allāhu ʾakbar (الله أكبر)

(God is greatest)

 repeated 34 times

Al-ḥamdu li-llāh (الحمد لله)

(Praise be to God)

 repeated 33 times

Subḥāna llah (سبحان الله)

(Glory be to God)

 repeated 33 times

In the early years of the marriage of Ali and Fatimah, Ali earned very little money and was unable to afford a servant for Fatimah. Fatimah’s hands were blistered from constant grinding; her neck had become sore from carrying water; her clothes had become dirty from sweeping the floor. One day Ali was aware that Muhammad had some servants, and advised Fatimah to ask him for one of his servants. Fatimah went, but she was unable to ask. Finally, Ali went with Fatimah to Muhammad's house. He did not accept their request, saying “there are many orphans (starved), I must sell these servants to feed them”. Then Muhammad said “I will give you one thing better than helping of servant”. He taught them a special manner of dhikr which is known as the "tasbih of Fatimah’’.

hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) relates:

“Narrated by Abu Huraira: Some poor people came to the Prophet and said, "The wealthy people will get higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment, and they pray like us and fast as we do. They have more money by which they perform the Hajj and 'Umra, fight and struggle in Allah's Cause and give in charity." The Prophet said, "Shall I not tell you a thing upon which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would overtake you, and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the same. Say "Sub-han-al-lah", "Alhamdu-lillah" and "Allahu Akbar" thirty three times each after every (compulsory) prayer." We differed, and some of us said that we should say "Subhan-al-lah" thirty three times and "Alhamdu lillah" thirty three times and "Allahu Akbar" thirty four times. I went to the Prophet, who said: "Say, "Subhan-al-lah" and "Alhamdu lillah" and "Allahu Akbar" all together for thirty three times." (Book #12, Hadith #804)”

Dhikr is of great importance to Muslims who believe it should be done as taught.

ABOUT US

The Islamic Society of Berks County – ISBC was formed in September of 2010 to provide Islamic education and infrastructures to Berks County, Pennsylvania's Muslim communities. Part of our goals is to build lasting Islamic Institutions that enhances the standing of the Islamic communities in Berks County area. We are also focused on providing programs and events that strengthen our Iman and work within the larger Berks County general community to promote true understanding.

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