Good Deed: #129 Say Subhanallah-Tasbeeh

2:32 (Y. Ali) They said: “glory to Thee, of knowledge We have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.

3:191 (Y. Ali) Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): “Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.

10:10 (Y. Ali) (This will be) their cry therein: “Glory to Thee, O Allah.” And “Peace” will be their greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!”

10:18 (Y. Ali) They serve, besides Allah, things that hurt them not nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say: “Do ye indeed inform Allah of something He knows not, in the heavens or on earth?- Glory to Him! and far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!”

12:108 (Y. Ali) Say thou: “This is my way: I do invite unto Allah,- on evidence clear as the seeing with one’s eyes,- I and whoever follows me. Glory to Allah. and never will I join gods with Allah.

17:43 (Y. Ali) Glory to Him! He is high above all that they say!- Exalted and Great (beyond measure)!

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas may Allah be pleased with him narrated that, “We were with the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam and he asked us, ‘is one of you incapable of earning a thousand good deeds every day?’ So one of the people in the audience asked, ‘how could we get a thousand good deeds?’ So he sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, ‘whoever glorifies Allah (does tasbeeh/SubhanAllah) one hundred times, a thousand good deeds are written for him or a thousand bad deeds are removed.” (Muslim 4:2073)

Labbayk – Rhymes of Praise – Subhanallah

Action Plan

1. Recite Subhanallah 100 times daily
2. recite Subhanallah 33 times after each salaah
3. recite Subhanallah 33 times before you sleep

SubhanAllah, He is Absolutely Flawless.

The word ‘tasbeeh’ means the act of saying subhanAllah just as tahmeed means the act of saying alhamdulillah.

Tasbeeh is comprised of two words: Subhan and Allah: سبحان الله

Subhan is from seen-ba-ha (س-ب-ح) and it means to glorify, praise, magnify, extol Allah, by tongue or by heart. It includes:

1. To say He has no flaw in His Perfection, that He is Far above any imperfection.

2. He is far above and beyond any similarity to His Creation.

3. He is free from and above all kinds of association (shirk) and any un-divine attributes.

When one does tasbeeh, they negate any flaw and affirm all perfection in Allah azza wa jal.

Translations such as “glory be to Allah” do not contain the full meaning of tasbeeh, rather it is an impartial translation. A more appropriate translation is, SubhanAllah: How Perfect is Allah and Far Above any flaw and association.

Another meaning of the root seen-ba-ha is the act of swimming, floating, and being quick and swift as well as being remote. How does this connect with glorifying Allah? It denotes the ‘quickness’ in betaking oneself to Allah, in agility in serving and obeying Him. When doing tasbeeh, you affirm (i.e., keep afloat) the Perfection of Allah ta’ala and His disassociation to His creation. It is used for prompt obedience that comes out immediately, like an immediate reaction. (Imagine when you see something amazing, right away, you say: “subhanAllah!”)

A name of Allah that coincides with this root is As-Subooh, which means The Exalted One who is praised and glorified extensively.

So when we say “SubhanAllah” the complete meaning is (but not limited too): I declare (or celebrate, extol) the remoteness, or freedom, of Allah from any imperfection or impurity or from anything derogatory from His glory. From the attribution of there being an equal to Him, or any companion, or anything like unto Him, or anything contrary to Him, from everything that should not be attributed to Him.

source: SubhanAllah

Waahid – Subhanallah

nasheed, no instruments used. just beat boxing and vocals(dhikr)

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  1. 1000gooddeeds says:

    The Nasheeds are beautiful MashaAllah

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