Saturday, 12 May 2012

Solat Tasbih

‘Ikrimah reports from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdal-Mutalib: O ‘Abbas, O Uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present to you, shall I not donate to you, shall I not tell you ten things which, if you do, Allah will forgive your first and last sins, past and present sins, intentional and unintentional sins, private and public sins?
The tenactions are: pray four rak’at, reciting in every rak’ah al-Fatihah and a surah. And when you finish the Qur’anic recitation of the first rak’ah, say, whilestanding, ‘Subhanallah, al-hamdulillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wa Allahu Akbar’['Glory be to Allah. All praise is due to Allah. There is no God except Allah. Allah is the greatest.'] fifteen times. Then make ruku’, and while you are in ruku’, say the same ten times; then stand, and say the same ten times. Then go down and make sajdah, and while you’re in sajdah, say the same ten times. Then sit after the sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then make sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then sit after the second sajdah, and say the same another ten times. That is seventy-five [repetitions of the phrases] in each rak’ah. Do that in each of the four rak’at.
 If you can pray it once a day, do so. If you cannot, then once every Friday. If you cannot do that, then once a year. And if you cannot do that then once in your life.” This is related by Abu Dawud,Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah in his sahih, and at-Tabarani. About this hadithal-Munzhiri says: “This hadith has been related through many chains andfrom a number of companions. The best of them is this one from ‘Ikrimah. A group of scholars have graded it to be sahih, including al-Hafez Abu Bakral-’Ajari, (al-Munzhiri’s teachers), Abu Muhammad ‘Abdurrahim al-Misri, and Abual-Hassan al-Maqdisi.” Ibn alMubarak says: “The tasbih prayer is a greatly desired act and it is desirable that one should punctually observe it and never neglect it.
Tasbih prayer can be performed either in 2 ways:
     a) Four rakaah with one salam  - If it is performed during the day. 
     b) Four rakaah with two salam - If it is performed at night. 
For each rakaah, after the compulsory Surah Al-Fatihah, the second surah can be chosen from one of four combinations as follows: 
     a) Surah Yassin + Surah Al-Waqiah + Surah Ad-Dukhan  + Surah Al-Mulk                 
     b) Surah Ad-Dhuhaa + Surah An-Nashr+ Surah Al-Kautsar + Surah An-Nashr
     c) Surah Al-Zilzaal + Surah Al-Aadiyat + Surah An-Nashr + Surah Al-Ikhlas
     d) Surah At-Takathur + Surah Al-Ashr + Surah Al-Kafirun + Surah Al-Ikhlas


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