Salatul Tasbih

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Just a quick post on how to pray salatul Tasbih. Many of us know that it is a prayer that we should pray at least once in our lifetimes, although we should make a regular habit of praying it as it is a prayer full of many virtues and benefits. This article is taken from and is a answer from the ulema on how to pray this most beneficial prayer. May Allah ta’ala reward the ulema for every person that benefits from reading and learning from this post.Ameen.

Salatul Tasbih is read as follows:

This salaat (namaz) is offered by reading four rakaats. At a time and can be read in any part of the day and night besides the three makrooh times, keeping in mind the forbidden times for performing Salat.

The Tasbih to be read in Salaat-Ul-Tasbeeh is the third kahalimah:

” Subhaan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaha illal Laahu Wallahu Akbar ”

The above Tasbih is to be read 300 times in the four Rakaats.

In the first rakaat, after reading Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times.

Now recite Aaoz and “Bismillah…”, Then read sura Fatiha and a Surah then read the tasbih again 10 times. (this will total 25 times)

Go into ruku saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar), after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in Ruku. (Total 35)

Saying “Samee Allahu Liman Hamidah Rabbana Lakal Hamdh” get up from ruku.

Now read the tasbih 10 times again. (Total 45)

Go into Sajdah saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in the first Sajdah. (Total 55)

Now sit-up from the first Sajdah and sit in the “At-tahiyah” position (sitting position) saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar). Sitting in this position read tasbih 10 times (total 65)

Go into the second sajda and again read Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar) and after reciting “Subhaana Rabbiyal A’la” minimum of three times read the tasbih 10 times in the second Sajdah again. (total 75)

Get up to begin 2nd rakat saying Takbeer (Allah Hoo Akbar).

Do rakah #2 in same fashion, but before reading Bismillah “Bismillah…”, and Surah Fatiha, read the tasbih 15 times. Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat. After second Sajdah of Second Rakat sit in Qaidah Oola (first sitting) read Attahiyat, Durood and Dua then get up for 3rd rakaat without saying Salam. Begin third Rakat, just like the first Rakat, with Sana “Subhaana Kallahumma…”, read the above tasbih 15 times.

Follow the rest as you did in first Rakat untill you sit for Qaidah Akihra (last sitting) after second sajdah of fourth Rakah. In Qaidah Akihra Attahiyat (the last sitting position of namaz), Durood, Dua finish Salah with Salam.

Special notes for Salat-Ul-Tasbih:
1) Do not count loudly. It will break your namaz

2) Do not count on fingers or by holding a Bead Tasbih in hand.

3) You may count by pressing the fingers as a reminder. For example if you are in Ruku. You me press pinky 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 untill you reach the pinky 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 dont have to recite Tasbih in Sajdah sahoo, since the 300 count has been estalished. But if you had missed Tasbih in any of the postures and remember it later, then you may recite the missed Tasbih in Sajdah Sahaw now.

6) It is preferable to recite after Surah Fatiha Sura Takathuur in the first raka’, Surah Wal A’sr in the second raka’, Surah Kaferoon (qul ya aiyuhal Kafiroon) in the third and Surah Akhlas (Qul hu Allah-hu ahd) in the fourth raka’. If one does not remember these surah they can recite the ones they prefer.

And Allah knows best


23 Responses

  1. thank you for sharing this.

  2. Very True.
    Allah Knows The Best.

  3. Salam, i just want to know what are the ‘three makrooh times’ where this Salatul Tasbih can’t be prayed?

  4. As Salaamu Alaykum,

    The three Makrooh times within which one cannot perform Salat-ut-Tasbeeh are:

    1. Istiwaa (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Zawaal.

    This is the time when the sun reaches its peak and is at its highest point. The Ulamaa, whilst exercising utmost caution, have advised people to not pray 3-5 minutes before Istiwaa and 3-5 minutes after Istiwaa. Thus, in this way, ensuring that Zawaal (the moving of the sun away from mid-point / peak) has definitely occurred.

    Note: If one avoids praying approximately 10-15 minutes before the beginning time of Zuhr then he will have avoided the Makrooh time of Istiwaa.

    2. During Sunrise

    This is from the moment the actual orb of the sun appears on the horizon til the sun has completely risen (usually a spear length). The Jurists have said that this takes approximately fifteen minutes.

    3. During Sunset

    This, as above, begins as soon as the sun gets close to setting (the sun at this point appears to be very dim in its intensity and therefore one can look towards it without dazzling the eyes and this occurs during the final moments of Asr)

    Note: This occurs approximately 25-35 minutes before Maghrib Salaah.

    As a final note, it is mentioned in Fatawa-e-Alamghiri that the though Salat-ut-Tasbeeh can be performed anytime during the day or night, excluding the above Makrooh times, it is preferred to be performed before Zuhr.

    And Allah Knows Best.


  5. ireally liked the way u have presented the methods…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND AS U SAY ALLAH KNOWS BEST!!! 🙂 GOD BLESS THIS GROUP…AH

  6. thanks alot i was searching 4 that from a long tme thanks agai GOD BLESS u

  7. Assalamu Alaikum.May Allahu SWT rewad you abundantly for the effort you put into making this easy and sraightforward to understand.Amin.

  8. salaam, jazakallah for these very clear explanations, may Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reward all of you for the great work you do.

  9. Assalmu aleikum brothers and sisters.
    Jazakallu kayran for the explanations. Very clear
    May ALLAH SWA bless us all. Ameen

  10. Assalmu 3leikum, can someone tell me what is the 7asana/ reward for salat altasbeh.


  11. JAZAKALLAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. i have spent the last 4 years trying to figure out how to say this prayer. i had learnt it many years ago but had forgotten – thank you so much for sharing this. thank you.


  14. thnks for the help god bless

  15. Assalamo alaikum wr wb
    There is no any Hadees for Salatut Tasbeeh which is Right all are Zaeef…..
    Those who know and those who did not know already , i request all of you to conform my statement don’t follow my statement blindly .. If you find that my statement is right then follow because I am saying what is written in Hadees so denying my statement means you are denying Hadees,anyone who deny Hadees is not an Ummati of Mohd. (saw)……

  16. Yeah very nice, but next time print the link to the source where u copied it ( yup this a copy righted material )

  17. am interesterd to know more

  18. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

    Habibi>>> As clearly stated in the post:”This article is taken from” This is where this post was found and hence the reference to the site…

    Duas requested

    Wassalamu aliakum wa rahmatullah

  19. what sura shold be read durning pregency and to get the normal delivrery

  20. Surah (19) Maryam.

  21. salaam,
    i had a question.
    i am a college student and for our MSA we were thinking of getting all the muslim brothers and sisters and perform salatul tasbih together in a group. so my question is CAN we perform it in a group with an imam? for examlpe if we get a imam for brothers that can lead all the brothers and a sister that can lead all the sisters?…please reply to my question thank you

  22. Mashallah and Jazakallah hair 4 posting tjis it helps 😀

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