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The Prescribed Prayer: Chapter Two (cont.)


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SALAATUT TASBEEH (PRAYER FOR GLORIFICATION)

This is a special prayer the Prophet (s.'a.s.) taught Ibn 'Abbaas, that if he offers it, as will be explained, Allah will forgive ten kinds of his sins: The first of it and the last of it, the old of it and the new of it, one done unintentionally and one done intentionally, the small of it and the big of it, one done in secret and one done in manifest. The Prophet (s.'a.s.) then taught him to offer four raka'aats of Sunnah prayer, and say, after the recitation in the first raka'ah, the following:
Subhaanallaah Wal hamduli- Glory be to Allah and Praise be to
llaahh wa laa ilaaha illallah Allah and there is no deity but Allah,
Wallaahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest.

Then bow down in Rukuu'u, in which you say the above Tasbeeh ten times, then raise up from Rukuu'u and say it ten times. Fall down in prostration and say it, while in prostration, ten times, raise up from prostration and say it ten times. Fall in prostration and say it, while in prostration, ten times, then raise up from prostration and say it ten times. That will be seventy-five times, then you say the same (seventy five Tasbeehs) in the rest of three Raka'aats.

The Prophet (s.'a.s.) continued:

"If you can offer this prayer every day do it, but if you can't do it every day, do it once every Friday, if not, once a year, if not, once in a lifetime." (Abu Daaud)

This Hadeeth has several chants of transmission according to Al-Haafig Ibn Hajar and many others.

Indeed, the forgiveness mentioned in Hadeeth is conditioned that one sincerely repent from the sin and has intended not to persist in doing the sin.

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