TASBIH, TAKBIR, AND TAHMID AFTER PRAYER

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ وَهَذَا حَدِيثُ قُتَيْبَةَ أَنَّ فُقَرَاءَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ أَتَوْا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالُوا ذَهَبَ أَهْلُ الدُّثُورِ بِالدَّرَجَاتِ الْعُلَى وَالنَّعِيمِ الْمُقِيمِ فَقَالَ وَمَا ذَاكَ قَالُوا يُصَلُّونَ كَمَا نُصَلِّي وَيَصُومُونَ كَمَا نَصُومُ وَيَتَصَدَّقُونَ وَلَا نَتَصَدَّقُ وَيُعْتِقُونَ وَلَا نُعْتِقُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَفَلَا أُعَلِّمُكُمْ شَيْئًا تُدْرِكُونَ بِهِ مَنْ سَبَقَكُمْ وَتَسْبِقُونَ بِهِ مَنْ بَعْدَكُمْ وَلَا يَكُونُ أَحَدٌ أَفْضَلَ مِنْكُمْ إِلَّا مَنْ صَنَعَ مِثْلَ مَا صَنَعْتُمْ قَالُوا بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ تُسَبِّحُونَ وَتُكَبِّرُونَ وَتَحْمَدُونَ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ ثَلَاثًا وَثَلَاثِينَ مَرَّةً

Abu Huraira reported: The poor amongst the emigrants came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: The possessors of great wealth have obtained the highest ranks and the lasting bliss. He (ﷺ) said: How is that? They said: They pray as we pray, and they observe fast as we observe fast, and they give charity but we do not give charity, and they set slaves free but we do not set slaves free. Upon this the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Shall I not teach you something by which you will catch upon those who have preceded you, and get ahead of those who come after you, only those who do as you do being more excellent than you? They said: Yes, Messenger of Allah. He (ﷺ) said: “You should recite: Tasbih (Allah is free from imperfection), Takbir (Allah is the Greatest), and Tahmid (Praise be to Allah) thirty-three times after each prayer.

Narrated in Sahih Muslim, no. 595
Grade: sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com

Lessons:

  1. Every Muslim has the opportunity to perform various good deeds within their means and capabilities.
  2. Muslims that have been blessed with wealth are not only able to perform acts of worship such as prayer, fast, and performing the pilgrimage to Makkah (hajj), but are also able to use their wealth for the purpose of charitable giving, in the form of distributing alms and religious endowment, among others.
  3. However, Allah has placed Muslims who recite the Tasbih, Takbir, and Tahmid thirty-three times after every prayer higher in rank and stature than those who are wealthy.
  4. Those who do not possess wealth may recite the Tasbih, Tahmid and Takbir as a form of charity.

Let us not be from those who miss out on Allah’s reward and make sure to say tasbih, takbir, and tahmid thirty-three times after every prayer!

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