Weekly Salat Ul Tasbeeh 13 July 2017
Tasbeeh is an Arabic whose literal meaning is “to Glorify Allah SWT”. It is actually a form Dhikr (remembrance of God) done by Muslims, which involves recurring phrases comprising of Adoration of the Almighty Lords. Hence, it is a practice involving praising of the Exalted One and showing one`s gratitude in front of Him.
Among all the Nafl prayers, the Salah of Tasbeeh holds a great distinction in terms of its remarkable importance in Muslim life. The Messenger ﷺ of God used to pray it and also regarded it highly beneficial for His followers to pray it in order to benefit from its huge implications resulting in one`s forgiveness of sins.
Rasulullah ﷺ is narrated to have said to his uncle Hazrat ‘Abbas (R.A):
O Abbas! O my uncle! Shall I not give you a gift? Shall I not show you something by means of which Allah will forgive your sins, the first and the last of them, the past and recent, the unintentional and the intentional, the small and huge, the secret and open? The Holy Prophet ﷺ then taught him the Salah al-Tasbih. Furthermore he advised him that it be offered daily, if possible. If not, then every Friday or once a month or once a year or at least once in one’s life time. (Abu Dawood)
According to the above mentioned Hadith, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ, through guiding His own uncle, Hazrat Abbas (R.A), has awarded the whole Muslim community with a grand present of Salaatul Tasbeeh. This prayer encloses a method of pleasing the Most Merciful to grant believer mercy for its sins which have been committed in the past.